Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19
December 27, 2018
The Calgary Flames (22-12-3) meet the Vancouver Canucks (17-18-4) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
The Flames were last in action on Thursday evening when they were on the road at the Winnipeg Jets. Prior to that they lost their previous three games, the last of which was a 3-1 loss on home-ice to the St. Louis Blues last Saturday afternoon.
The Flames are currently averaging 3.43 Goals per Game, which leaves them 6th in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are only allowing 2.73 Goals per Game, which puts them in 4th position overall. On an individual basis, Sean Monahan has scored 21 goals for the Flames, while Johnny Gaudreau has contributed 32 assists.
The Canucks were also in action on Thursday evening, when they were on the road at the Edmonton Oilers. Their last game prior to that was last Saturday night, when they lost 1-0 at home to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Canucks are averaging 2.97 Goals per Game, which leaves then tied 13th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.15 Goals per Game, which them 22nd overall. On an individual basis, Elias Pettersson has 17 goals and 19 assists for the Canucks.
Although their form has dipped of late, the Calgary Flames will be the team in most people’s NHL betting predictions to win this game and, with home-ice advantage and a generally better roster, they are the tips on the Money Line odds to do so.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames