Flames vs Canucks 02/13/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends
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The Calgary Flames will try to extend their longest winning streak of the season to four games when they continue a three-game series with the fading Vancouver Canucks on Saturday as -135 road favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Calgary opened the series with a 3-1 victory on Thursday and has now picked up wins in five of its last seven contests going into Saturday night’s matchup at Rogers Arena.
Flames vs Canucks | OddsShark Matchup Report
While the Flames have continued to struggle to fill the net at times during their current surge, they have been steady on defense. The team has scored more than three goals just twice during a 5-2-0 run that has lifted them to within two points of fourth place and the last playoff spot in the North Division.
However, the team has allowed just 2.33 goals per game during its current win streak, and has limited opponents to just 2.20 goals per game over its past five road outings. And with the total being consistently set at 6.0 when the Flames play, the UNDER has produced steady returns, going 5-2-1 in their past eight contests according to the OddsShark NHL Database.
The Flames offense has produced at a marginally higher rate during the team’s four-game winning streak against Vancouver. The team has averaged 4.25 goals per game during that stretch, and has seen each of its wins during a 6-1-0 run versus the Canucks come by multi-goal margins. That adds further value to the Flames’ position on the puckline as a +170 wager at online sports betting sites to claim victory by at least two goals on Saturday night.
While the Flames appear to have found their groove, the Canucks continue the search for answers to their slow start as they prepare for Saturday’s clash as +115 home underdogs. With their defeat in Thursday’s series opener, the Canucks saw their current losing streak get extended to six games.
The Vancouver offense has been a non-factor during the team’s current slide, tallying just a single goal in each of its past three contests. Overall, the team has been outscored by a wide 29-11 margin during its six-game losing streak, but it is tough to pin the entire blame on the goaltending tandem of Braden Holtby and Thatcher Demko. The duo have combined to limit opposing shooters to three goals in each of the past two games, while seeing just 22.5 shots on goal per game. That marks a vast improvement after being lit up for 5.75 goals on over 35 shots per game during the first four games of the team’s slide.
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