Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks - 2/13/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (6-11) vs Calgary Flames (7-5-1)
Game Info: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +115 / Calgary Flames -127 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with eight goals, Elias Lindholm has 10 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 26 goals on 330 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed seven goals on 49 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 10 goals, Quinn Hughes has 16 assists and Elias Pettersson has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 30 goals on 261 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 33 goals on 317 shots.
The Flames are 13-4 in their last 17 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Canucks are 0-6 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 Saturday games. The Flames are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Calgary Flames have already beaten the Canucks three times this season and have outscored them 11-3 during that span. The Vancouver Canucks can't get out of their own way and their defensive effort hasn't improved much. It's hard to make a case for the Canucks in their current form and the recent history between these clubs doesn't help. I have no choice but to back the Flames and the cheap price.
Randy’s Pick Calgary Flames -127
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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