Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 3/23/2024

The Calgary Flames (33-30-5) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (44-18-8) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. The Canucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Capitals. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Flames vs Canucks

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The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Calgary comes into this game with an overall record of 33-30-5 and a record of 19-18 in the Western Conference. They currently sit in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 11th in the conference. On the road, the Flames have gone 15-14-4 this season and have lost their last two road games.

In their last ten games, Calgary has gone 5-5 and 2-3 in their last five. When playing as the underdog, the Flames have a record of 18-16-3 this season and have been the underdog in 37 of their 68 games. In their last three games, Calgary has gone 2-1.

Calgary enters the game with an overall puck line record of 34-34 and a road puck line record of 18-15. So far this season, the Flames have had 22 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten road games, the Flames have gone 7-3 against the puck line. In their last ten games as the underdog, Calgary has a puck line record of 25-12.

The Flames aim to bounce back following their 5-2 loss at home to the Capitals. During the first period, the Flames started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 36 shots on goal and had 9 turnovers.

Calgary went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 44-18-8, the Vancouver Canucks have been the top team in the Western Conference all season long. At home, they are 23-7-4 and have won their last two games. Against teams in the Western Conference, the Canucks have gone 23-15.

Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 6-4 and have won three of their last five games. As the favorite, the Canucks have gone 30-12-5 this season and have won their last two games when favored.

At home this season, Vancouver has gone 19-15 vs. the puck line and has an average scoring margin of +1.2 goals per game. Overall, the Canucks have a puck line record of 38-32, including going 28-12 vs. the puck line in wins by multiple goals.

Against division opponents, Vancouver has gone 20-27 vs. the puck line as the favorite. In their last ten home games, the Canucks have a puck line record of 3-7.

In their previous game, the Canucks hosted the Canadiens and game away with a 4-1 win. Throughout the game against the Canadiens, Canucks’ offense managed to score in every single period. In the game, Vancouver managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 25 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.

Vancouver came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. In terms of the Flames’ offense during power plays, they are 30th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

The Flames’ over/under record this season is 40-26-2. For the season, they have had 37 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 4th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. This season, the Canucks have a 23-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 20-11 record.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 36-30-4. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.2 per game.

Calgary Team Defense

Defensively, the Flames come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Calgary. For the season, they are ranked 25th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Flames vs Canucks Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Flames offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Calgary posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Canucks have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Flames have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 2-3.

Flames vs Canucks Prediction

If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Canucks is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -182, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Flames to cover. Even if the Canucks manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Flames should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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