The Vancouver Canucks have quietly been red-hot recently, as the squad has won their past five games while outscoring opponents 14-7. The Canucks will look for their sixth consecutive win, a feat they have not accomplished since December 2013, when they host the Calgary Flames Friday.
- The Flames are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games on the road against the Canucks.
- The Canucks are 10-24 SU in their last 34 games after consecutive wins.
- The Flames are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against teams with losing records.
Sven Baertschi has been showing his best offensive skills of his five-year career recently, as the Canucks’ winger has four goals and two assists in the past four games. Baertschi has traditionally struggled against his former team, as the one-time Flames player has only one assist and a -4 rating in six games against Calgary.
The Flames enter this game with wins in four of their past five, including a 4-1 victory over the Canucks on December 23. Mikael Backlund is on a five-game scoring streak, which is the longest by a Flames player since Curtis Glencross notched a point in seven straight in March 2012.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Vancouver Canucks were listed earlier today as -115 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – Shark
(including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 0.2-0 win for the Canucks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Calgary Flames will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 21-17-2 this season, while the Canucks are 19-18-3. Calgary is 16-19-5 on the totals; Vancouver is 16-17-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vancouver vs Calgary injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 26 (Vancouver Canucks) and the No. 2 (Calgary Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up the Vancouver Canucks No. 22-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 13.71% rate while the Flames have a 81.58% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Calgary was a 4-1 winner at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Calgary at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -147 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Calgary is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Vancouver is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver’s last 5 games
- Vancouver is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Calgary home to Vancouver, Saturday, January 7th