Canucks vs Flames 01/18/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends
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The Vancouver Canucks are 1-4 in their last five games against the Calgary Flames. The Canucks hope to turn their luck against the Flames around when they wrap up their four-game road trip on Monday night.
Vancouver is a +130 road underdog in Calgary on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Flames (-150) closed as -145 favorites in Saturday night’s 3-0 win over the Canucks.
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Since scoring five goals in their season opener against the Edmonton Oilers, the Canucks have scored only two goals since, losing to the Oilers 5-2 on Thursday night and to the Flames 3-0 on Saturday night. Vancouver is hoping that the return of last season’s leading scorer J.T. Miller will help to spark the offense on Monday night. Miller, who tested positive for COVID-19 despite having no symptoms, was cleared to come out of quarantine on Sunday. He scored 27 goals and 45 assists in his first season with the Canucks last year.
The Canucks are now 4-12 on the moneyline in their last 16 road games against the Flames after Saturday night’s loss per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Jacob Markstrom shined against his former team in a 32-save shutout on Saturday night. Matthew Tkachuk led the way on offense with a goal and an assist as the Flames were able to get three of their 35 shots by new Canucks starting goaltender Braden Holtby. Calgary has earned points in each of its first two games with a 1-0-1 record and has scored exactly three goals in both of those games. The Flames head into a six-day break after Monday night’s game before returning to action against the Toronto Maple Leafs next Sunday.
Monday night’s total is set at six goals at online betting sites. The UNDER is 4-2 in Vancouver’s last six games.
Elias Pettersson is off to a slow start in 2021 with just one assist through the Canucks’ first three games. J.T. Miller’s return and Pettersson’s eventual return to his usual form will help Vancouver to get things going on offense, but in this shortened regular season format, the Canucks need this turnaround to happen sooner rather than later.
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