Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks - 3/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks - 3/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (30-25-7) vs Calgary Flames (37-16-7)

Game Info: Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +113 / Calgary Flames -127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 37-16-7. Through 60 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 210 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.43 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 19th 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 30-25-7. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 62 games, the Canucks have scored 179 goals, giving them an average of 2.84. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 14th ranked unit, giving up 2.82 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 18th 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 19th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In his team's 60 games, he has come up with 27 goals and 52 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +44. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 30 goals, 27.0% have come during power play time. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.09 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 60 games, the Vancouver Canucks' goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller, with 73 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.7%. So far, 25.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 44 assists to go along with his 5 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.63 goals per game. In his 50 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Calgary's 60 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 30-28-2. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 16-14-1. On the season, 60.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Flames. In Vancouver's 62 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 32-30. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 12-18. On the season, 52.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. Look for the Flames and the Canucks to easily surpass the over-under line of 5.5 goals.

 

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