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Canucks face Calgary Flames: NHL odds preview and stats


Vancouver Canucks

Calgary Flames
22-11-6 December 29, 2013, 07:30 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 14-18-6



Vancouver pays a visit to Calgary on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Flames snipers in hockey action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary will face the 22-11-6 Canucks. In totals betting, the Flames are 19-19 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Canucks are 10-22-7 favoring the OVER.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Flames as 134 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Canucks taking on the No. 28-rated Flames in this contest.

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In their last action, Vancouver was a 2-1 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Vancouver at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-0 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.38 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.63% while the Canucks defense kills off 89.43% of their penalties.

A few Canucks at Flames trends to consider:
Vancouver is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vancouver's last 10 games
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing Calgary
Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Calgary's last 13 games
Calgary is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 7 games at home


Next up:
Vancouver home to Philadelphia, Monday, December 30th
Calgary home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, December 31st

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