Betway Bets of the Day: Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks

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Ryan Pike
1 year ago
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The Canucks are simultaneously out of the playoff picture and one of the NHL’s best teams of late. Since Rick Tocchet joined them as head coach on Jan. 22, they’re 17-11-4. They’re hardly a perfect team, but they’re coming by that record honestly, converting some up-tempo play with good details into goals and wins. The Flames are also playing some of their best hockey of the season, though the consistency issues that have defined their campaign are still front and centre – most recently seen in losses against Anaheim and Chicago.
The Canucks are dangerous and the Flames are desperate. They met eight days ago in a heck of a hockey game.

Primary bet

Total goals over 7.5 (+160). A $1 bet pays out $2.60. The meetings between these teams have averaged seven goals between them, with the most recent game seeing the teams combine for nine goals in a bit of a track meet. Given where these teams are at right now, we’d lean towards expecting another game like their last one.

Secondary bet

Mikael Backlund anytime goalscorer (+200). A $1 bet pays out $3.00. As of the Winnipeg game, Backlund is having his best offensive season of his NHL career (at age 34, no less) and he’s traditionally produced as well against Vancouver than against any non-Edmonton Flames opponent. He’ll be amped up for an important game against a historical rival.

Tertiary bet

MacKenzie Weegar to score 1+ points (+115). A $1 bet pays out $2.15. This is a value proposition, folks. Weegar plays a ton, is a key figure on the power play, and will be one of the players that the Flames lean on heavily in high-leverage situations. That he’s an underdog to register a point in this game is actually kind of bananas.

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