Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 14 (12/14): NHL

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 14 (12/14): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Flames money line +120
Flames spread +1.5 (-220)
Canucks  money line -140
Canucks spread -1.5 (+180)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Calgary Flames Vancouver Canucks
Record 5-4-2 9-3
Home / road record 1-0-1 4-2
Streak L5 W6
Goals per game 3.18 3.60
Goals allowed per game 3.36 2.58
Shots per game 37.5 39.0
Shots allowed per game 28.5 23.2
PP % 20.6% 20.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 5-4-1 7-4-1
 

Preview

The Vancouver Canucks return home and will host the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. These teams just met last Saturday in Calgary where the Canucks stole the win 4-3 in overtime.

 

Calgary Flames

The Flames have lost their last 5 games and are 1-0-1 on the road so far ranking 5th in the Pacific Division. They're coming from a tough loss against the Islanders on the road as they lost the game 4-3 in overtime. Mikael Backlund had two goals and Elias Lindholm also scored as Calgary lost its fifth straight game and the second straight in overtime. Jacob Markstrom had 28 saves in the opener of the Flames' three-game northeast road trip after playing eight straight at home.

Nazem Kadri has scored 6 goals with 5 assists  and 11 points for the Flames. Rasmus Andersson leads the team with seven assists over the past 5 games.

In their last 10 games the Flames are 4-6, averaging 3 goals, 4.9 assists, 6.5 penalties and 17.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 2-3-1 at home so far ranking 7th in the Pacific. They're coming from a tough game against the Buffalo Sabres on the road where they came up with the victory 5-4. Bo Horvat had a goal and two assists. The Canucks also got goals from Dakota Joshua, Ethan Bear, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller in closing a five-game road trip. Pettersson added an assist, and backup goalie Spencer Martin made 28 saves.

Bo Horvat has scored 14 goals with 6 assists  and 20 points for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes leads the team with 14 assists.

In their last 10 games the Canucks are 5-5, averaging 4 goals, 4.9 assists, 6.5 penalties and 17.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.96 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Calgary are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

Calgary are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against Vancouver.

Calgary are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Calgary are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Vancouver.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games.

Vancouver are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games against Calgary.

 

Prediction

The Canucks have been great so far this season and have won 6 games in a row scoring an average of 5 goals per game while allowing an average of only 1.8 goals on that strecht. On the other hand, the Flames have been struggling to get a win as they have lost 5 straight games including the loss at home against the Canucks. Calgary is a great team but it's hard to go against the Canucks at this moment as they're playing great defense. I'm going with the Canucks to win at home.

PICK: Canucks ML (-140) 

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