Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks - 3/31/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (16-18-3) vs Calgary Flames (16-18-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +101 / Calgary Flames -111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 13 goals, Elias Lindholm has 22 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 73 goals on 743 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 32 goals on 344 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 16 goals, Quinn Hughes has 26 assists and Bo Horvat has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 43 goals on 406 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 69 goals on 836 shots.
The Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Canucks are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 7-2 in their last 9 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1-1 in Flames last 6 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Canucks last 11 overall. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Vancouver and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Calgary Flames have won four of the six meetings this season against the Canucks, but they're coming off a rough week and aren't in the sort of form I want to lay juice with them on the road. The Vancouver Canucks have been able to find a win here and there lately, they've played some of their best hockey against losing teams and they've had extended rest to heal up what's a banged up roster. With the home ice advantage, I'll take a shot with the Canucks and slight plus money.