Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 23 (4/23): NHL
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- Apr 23, 2022, 9:55:23 AM
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|Time||10:00 p.m. EST|
|Canucks money line||+170|
|Canucks spread||+1.5 (-140)|
|Wild money line||-200|
|Wild spread||-1.5 (+120)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Vancouver Canucks||Minnesota Wild|
|Road / home record||20-15-4||24-9-7|
|Goals per game||2.99||3.55|
|Goals allowed per game||2.81||2.47|
|Shots per game||32.1||35.6|
|Shots allowed per game||31.8||28.9|
|Over / under record||39-36-3||39-32-7|
The Vancouver Canucks continue on the road and will visit the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. This is the fourth time these teams face off this season, the Flames have the lead 2-1. The Flames have already clinched the playoff berth while the Canucks are still on the fight.
The Canucks have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 20-19 on the road this season. They have a 38-29-11 record overall ranking 5th in the Pacific. The Canucks are 11-5-6 against division opponents. Vancouver is ninth in the Western Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game, led by Elias Pettersson with 31.
J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 93 points, scoring 30 goals and collecting 63 assists. Oliver Ekman-Larsson has eight assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
In their last 10 games the Canucks are 6-4, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.8 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
The Flames have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 24-16 at home this season with a 48-28-9 record overall, ranking 1st in the Pacific. The Flames are 15-8-2 against the rest of their division. Calgary ranks fourth in the Western Conference recording 9.5 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 5.9 assists.
Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with 109 points, scoring 38 goals and adding 71 assists. Matthew Tkachuk has eight goals over the last 10 games for Calgary.
In their last 10 games the Flames are 8-2, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.5 assists, four penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .913 save percentage
Vancouver are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Vancouver are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against Calgary.
Calgary are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games against Vancouver.
The Canucks are really trying to stay in the fight for the playoffs and if they lose this game they'd probably be eliminated. The Flames have won 8 of their last 10 games and are averaging 4.1 goals per game. With the Canucks scoring 4.3 gpg as well I think the best play is the over.
PICK: Over 6 (-120)
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