Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks - 2/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks - 2/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (24-22-6) vs Calgary Flames (30-13-6)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +230 / Calgary Flames -110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary Flames in Thursday NHL Action.

The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-13-6. Through 49 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 169 times, good for a rank of 9th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 1st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.33 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 2nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Vancouver Canucks get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 24-22-6. This mark places them 6th in the Pacific division. Through 52 games, the Canucks have scored 140 goals, giving them an average of 2.63. This output gives them a rank of 23rd among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 16th ranked unit, giving up 2.79 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 15th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 20th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In his team's 49 games, he has come up with 20 goals and 44 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +41. The team's top overall goal scorer is Andrew Mangiapane. Of his 25 goals, 28% have come during power play time. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.06 goals per game. In his 39 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 50 games, the Vancouver Canucks' goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller, with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 18 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.6%. So far, 28% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 35 assists to go along with his 4 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Flames have an over-under record of 21-28-7. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 8-17-3. On the season, 59.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 60.0% of the scoring coming from the Flames. On the other side, the Canucks have an over-under record of 23-28-4. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-14-2. On the season, 46.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 50.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. Look for this game to finish over the line of 6 goals. 

 

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