Canucks vs Flames 01/16/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Vancouver Canucks are 4-11 on the moneyline in their last 15 road games against the Calgary Flames. The Canucks will try to turn things around against the Flames with two road games scheduled against them in the next three nights starting on Saturday night.
Vancouver is a +120 road underdog on the NHL odds in Calgary at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Flames (-140) are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games against the Canucks overall.

Canucks vs Flames | OddsShark Matchup Report

The Canucks split their two games against the Edmonton Oilers with a 5-3 win on Wednesday night and a 5-2 loss on Thursday night. Braden Holtby looked good in his first game in Vancouver making 28 saves on 31 shots en route to the win in the team’s season opener. Quinn Hughes is the Canucks’ leading scorer out of the gate with three assists in the team’s first two games. Hughes was the team’s third leading scorer as a rookie last season with eight goals and 45 assists.
In their last 17 games as a betting underdog, the Canucks are 10-7 on the moneyline per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Calgary got off to a strong start to the 2021 season with three goals in the first period on the road against the Winnipeg Jets, but the Flames went on to lose the game 4-3 in overtime. Former Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom got the start in that one and made 30 saves on 34 shots. The Flames are hoping that Markstrom and fellow former-Canuck defenseman Christopher Tanev will help the team improve on a 3.06 goals-against average that was tied for 16th in the NHL last season.
Saturday night’s total is set at 6.5 goals at online sports betting sites. The OVER is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the Flames and the Canucks.
Last season, the Flames and Canucks had nearly identical records during the regular season as Vancouver went 36-27-6 and Calgary went 36-27-7 before the season was cut short due to COVID-19. Both teams will be looking to set the tone for the rest of the season in the first two games of this head-to-head series, which continues on Monday night.
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