Puck Line Pick
We’ve been lamenting the Flames’ inconsistency all season long, and that trend has continued recently. The team had won five-straight games to kick off 2020, but they’ve since gone 2-5-1. Overall, Calgary has a pair of five-plus-game winning streaks this season, yet they only find themselves five games above .500. It’s hard to trust them on any given night, and that’s especially true on the road, as they’re 14-12-2 (including 13-15 against the spread). Meanwhile, the Canucks are in the midst of a three-game losing streak, but things aren’t as dire as they may seem. This active stretch was preceded by a five-game winning streak, and they also had a seven-game winning streak to close out December. Vancouver has also been one of the best home squads in the NHL this season, going 17-5-3 (although they’re only 13-12 against the spread). The teams split their first two meetings from earlier this season, with both of those games taking place in Calgary. With Saturday’s contest taking place in Vancouver, we’re confident the home team will pull off the win. That’s why we’re taking Canucks puck line.
Over Under Pick
The total has gone over in eight of the last 11 matchups between these two squads, including four of the last five played in Vancouver. We’re riding that trend and taking the over on Saturday.