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Hockey Matchup - Vancouver Canucks Calgary Flames Odds Preview

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks
25-31-7 March 08, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 28-27-10

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Vancouver and Calgary on Saturday, with the host Canucks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Canucks currently sport a record of 28-27-10. The Flames are 25-31-7. Betting totals have seen the Canucks post a 22-35-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 28-33-2 against the number.

View Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Flames listed earlier today as underdogs of 138 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canucks rated this week at No. 28 and the Flames sitting at No. 27.

The Flames were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 29-ranked offense (2.32 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 14.01% rate while the Flames have a 81.54% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Calgary home to Los Angeles, Monday, March 10th
Vancouver home to New York, Monday, March 10th