Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames - 4/23/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (48-20-10) vs Vancouver Canucks (38-29-11)
Game Info: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -225 / Vancouver Canucks +185 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames host the Vancouver Canucks in Saturday NHL Action.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-29-11. Through 78 games, the Canucks are 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 236 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vancouver is the 10th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.81 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have a strength of schedule rating of 16th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th-ranked team in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames get set to host the Vancouver Canucks with an overall record of 48-20-10. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 78 games, the Flames have scored 279 goals, giving them an average of 3.55. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.47 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 3rd in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Vancouver Canucks leader in points is J.T. Miller. In his team's 78 games, he has come up with 30 goals and 63 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Bo Horvat. Of his 31 goals, 42.0% have come during power play time. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.68 goals per game. In his 63 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 78 games, Calgary's leading goal scorer is Matthew Tkachuk. With his 40 goals and 60 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 100. On the season, he is turning 16.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Flames have benefited from the strong play of Johnny Gaudreau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Calgary's 78 games, he has come up with 38 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +60. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.21 goals per game. In his 62 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Vancouver's 78 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-36-1. So far, taking the over when the Canucks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-16-1. On the season, 54.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. In Calgary's 78 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-35-5. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-17-3. On the season, 62.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 59.0% of the scoring coming from the Flames. Although Calgary is the league's top-ranked scoring unit, look for the Canucks with their league-leading save percentage to keep this a low-scoring game. I recommend taking the under.
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