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Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Calgary duelling Vancouver on Saturday at Rogers Arena.
The Canucks sit at 20-11-6 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 13-19-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 13-19-5 OU, and Calgary is 20-14-2 OU.
The visitors opened as +-271 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The Canucks - Flames odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Calgary is at No. 24.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.6 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 13.1% while the Flames defense kills off 78.9% of their penalties.
Last time out for Calgary, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -260 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -175 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Flames at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Calgary's last 12 games
Calgary is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Vancouver
Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vancouver's last 10 games
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games at home
Calgary at Colorado, Monday, April 8
Vancouver home to Phoenix, Monday, April 8