Flames vs Canucks Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

Vancouver Canucks (44-18-8) vs Calgary Flames (33-30-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -185 / Calgary Flames +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks betting prediction for this NHL game on Saturday, March 23rd at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Flames recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Canucks recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Calgary
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Vancouver 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Calgary and Vancouver
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Calgary and Vancouver

Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are 33-30-5 this season after they lost to Washington by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Calgary trailed 3-0 in the second period and could never get back into the game for the loss. The Flames out shot Washington by a total of 36-33 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Calgary defeated Montreal by a score of 5-2 and Vegas by a score of 4-1 in the two games prior to Washington. The Flames are scoring 3.13 goals per game and they are allowing 3.18 goals against per game, while going 14.6% on the power play and 83.3% on the penalty kill. Nazem Kadri has led Calgary with 23 goals, 36 assists, and 224 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom, who is 22-17-2 this year with a 2.68 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. 

Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are 44-18-8 this year after they defeated the Canadiens by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Vancouver scored the first three goals in this game and they added an insurance goal in the third for the win. The Canucks out shot Montreal by a total of 25-17 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Montreal defeated Buffalo by a score of 3-2 in the game prior to Montreal, but lost to Washington and Colorado before that. The Canucks are scoring 3.50 goals per game and they are allowing 2.64 goals against per game, while going 22.1% on the power play and 79.3% on the penalty kill. J.T. Miller has led Vancouver with 33 goals, 56 assists, and 165 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Vancouver is Casey DeSmith, who is 10-5-6 this year with a 2.75 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. The Canucks will face the Kings after this game.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • Elias Pettersson has scored a goal in each of the Canucks' last five games against the Flames.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canucks' last four home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last nine home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (10) this season.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Andrei Kuzmenko has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Jonathan Huberdeau has recorded at least one assist in six of his last seven appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Blake Coleman has recorded at least one point in each of the Flames' last six games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Yegor Sharangovich ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vancouver Canucks are the only team in the league to rank top 5 for both goals for and goals against per game this season.
  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 4th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.64).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.62%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 5th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.33%).

Flames vs Canucks Betting Prediction

Vancouver comes into this game on a two game winning streak and they are 23-7-4 on home ice this year. The Canucks are dealing with an injury to their starting goalie, but they are still one of the best defensive teams in the NHL. Calgary has lost four of their last six games and they are 15-14-4 on the road. These two teams have played twice already, with Vancouver winning 4-3 and Calgary winning 5-2. The Flames have struggled defensively in recent games and I think we are going to see another high scoring game between these two teams. Take the over here. 

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

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