Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/19/2021 NHL Tips, Game Analysis & Odds
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Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/19/2021 – While the rest of the remaining teams in the NHL have started their respective playoff series, the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames are just about to wrap up the year as they enter their last game of the regular season. Both teams had to settle with the consolation games after they were booted out from the further competition in the postseason. Vancouver is currently positioned in the last place of the North Division but will have the chance to step ahead of the Ottawa Senators with a win on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary where they will aim for back-to-back wins against the Flames. The NHL Odds and Picks, however, is relatively against the Canucks’ favor as they are tasked to defy a +114 moneyline price whilst the Flames are pegged at -141 at home.
Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/19/2021
When: Wednesday, May 19, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/19/2021 Betting Odds:
This year was supposed to be a bounce-back season for the Canucks after a second-round exit in the 2019-20 playoffs. But instead of improving from last season’s finish, Vancouver Canucks suffered a more hapless state as they failed to even advance in the 2021 postseason. A number of injuries and being barged into an extended break due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the team have marred Vancouver’s campaign. But the Canucks refused to highlight excuses as they enter their last game of the season. They will be the slight underdogs in Calgary on Wednesday, but they are adamant about pulling off an upset and punctuating their season positively.
Players to watch: B. Boeser RW (G 23 A 24 PTS 47), J.T. Miller C (G 14 A 31 PTS 45), Q. Hughes D (G 3 A 38 PTS 41).
Like the Canucks, the Flames are playing for virtually nothing from a technical standpoint. The team has fallen short of their bid to make the playoffs after what could be described as a topsy-turvy campaign while battling the stacked teams of the North. Despite key additions after last year’s first-round exit in the postseason, Calgary has performed below expectations. The struggles during the year even prompted the replacement of coach Geoff Ward by Darryl Sutter in the midseason But to the team’s dismay, the development was not enough to turn things around for them. Looking to finish the season with a win, the Flames will try to bank on the prediction of the sportsbooks, which have them as favorites at home.
Players to watch: E. Lindholm C (G 19 A 28 PTS 47), J. Gaudreau LW (G 19 A 28 PTS 47), M. Tkachuk LW (G 14 A 27 PTS 41).
Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver’s last 6 games.
Calgary is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Canucks vs Flames Betting Picks
The Flames will get the final laugh to punctuate their season while the Canucks will be left dead last in the North. Playing simultaneously with a handful of playoff games, bets for this game in the top betting sites for NHL are expected to be paltry. But fewer wagers does not mean the last game between the also-ran teams in the division is not worth looking at. Vancouver and Calgary will make sure their last meeting will provide quality hockey. It will be as competitive as one could expect. But in the end, it will be the home team that will prevail.
Score Prediction: Canucks 1, Flames 3.