Flames vs Canucks Prediction - NHL Picks 4/8/23

Vancouver Canucks (35-36-7) vs Calgary Flames (37-27-15)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +130 / Calgary Flames -167 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Rogers Arena. When these two teams faced off on March 31st it was the Flames that secured the 5-4 victory in overtime. 

Flames Betting Preview

The Flames come into this game with a 37-27-15 record overall and they have gone 18-11-11 away from home. In the last game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Flames defense gave up only one goal and that led to the victory. Two games ago against the Chicago Blackhawks they were defeated 4-3. The Flames are averaging 3.17 goals per game while thier defense is giving up 3.06 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the defense is ranked 14th. Tyler Toffoli has scored 34 goals and added 38 assists. 

Canucks Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Canucks who sit with a 35-36-7 record overall and they have gone 18-20-2 at home. In the last game against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Canucks scored three goals and that was enough to win by three goals. Two games ago against the Kraken they were defeated 5-2. The Canucks are averaging 3.33 goals while thier defense is giving up 3.65 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the defense is ranked 28th. Elias Pettersson has scored 37 goals and added 61 assists. 

Flames vs Canucks Trends

Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games. Flames are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Pacific. Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. Flames are 1-7 in their last 8 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Canucks defense has been a problem all season giving up 3.65 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to defend again in this game. The Flames are going to score four or five goals here, and that is going to be the difference as they will secure the vicotry on the road. Back the Flames. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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