Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flames vs Canucks Odds
Looking for Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Flames taking on the Canucks on Saturday October 15th at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
(0-2) Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks (0-0)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds:Vancouver -125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Vancouver -1.5 +230
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Vancouver was forced to wait until Saturday for their season opening game.
They’ll welcome in the Calgary Flames Saturday night hoping to get their season started off on the right foot.
The Flames season could not have started any worse as they’ve dropped back to back games to the Edmonton Oilers.
Calgary is in the midst of a 3 game in 4 nights stretch, as they went into Edmonton and lost, followed by a home loss to the Oilers Friday night.
Calgary has struggled on the defensive end. New goalie Brian Elliot, has allowed 10 goals on 55 shots thus far.
Despite the 0-2 start, Mikael Backlund has picked up right where he left off last season. Backlund has 3 assists over the first couple games, as he looks to be well on his way to last seasons point total of 47.
For the Flames, it’s all about Elliot getting on track and the defense in front of him helping out. Calgary allowed Edmonton to pepper the net and get plenty of counter attacks.
Vancouver doesn’t have as much firepower, this will be nice chance for them to get on track.
The Canucks looks to bounce back after what was a struggle of 2015-2016 season.
Vancouver has missed the playoffs in 2 out of the last 3 seasons and that comes from lack of goal scoring. The Canucks finished 29th in goals for last season and they did nothing to improve in the offseason.
Loui Eriksson and Jack Skille were the two signature signings for the Canucks, as they’ll have to find production from the Sedin brothers.
Daniel Sedin finished the 2015-2016 season with 28 goals and 61 points total to lead the team. Henrik Sedin was right there with him as he finished with 55 points.
The duo will be asked todo a lot this season and will have a huge say in whether or not this team succeeds.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Flames are 10-21 in their last 31 overall.
- Flames are 19-40 in their last 59 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Flames are 16-35 in their last 51 road games.
- Canucks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Canucks are 8-17 in their last 25 games following a win.
- Canucks are 5-11 in their last 16 Saturday games.
Free Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Prediction
The Flames are going to be happy to see anyone but the Oilers.
Look for them to use their energy here as the Canucks will have to shake some rust off.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Calgary ML
The Canucks struggle from the outset as Calgary puts in another solid offensive showing.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Calgary 5- Vancouver 2
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