Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames odds, picks and prediction

May 13, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Nils Hoglander (36) takes a shot on Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks (23-28-4) and Calgary Flames (25-27-3) wrap up the regular season Wednesday at Scotiabank Saddledome. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Canucks-Flames odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.

The Canucks doubled up the Flames by a 4-2 count in Vancouver Tuesday, winning their home finale. RW Brock Boeser, D Travis Hamonic and D Tyler Myers led the way with a goal and an assist each.

The Flames lost behind backup journeyman G Louis Domingue, who gave former Canucks G Jacob Markstrom a breather. Markstrom is set to wrap up the season in between the pipes.

Canucks at Flames: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:08 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Canucks +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Flames -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Canucks +1.5 (-190) | Flames -1.5 (+155)
  • Over/Under: 6 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Canucks at Flames: Projected starting goalies

Braden Holtby (7-10-3, 3.55 GAA, .894 SV%) vs. Jacob Markstrom (21-19-2, 2.67 GAA, .904 SV%, 3 SO)

Holtby has stumbled down the stretch, allowing four or more goals in each of his past four outings, while losing five consecutive starts. His most recent outing was a 6-5 overtime loss to the Flames Sunday when he stopped just 30 of 36 shots.

Markstrom has dominated his former employer this season, going 6-2-0 against the Canucks with a 2.43 GAA, a .927 SV% and one of his three shutouts.

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Canucks at Flames: Odds, lines, predictions and picks


Flames 4, Canucks 2

Money line (ML)

The FLAMES (-155) are the play as they look to close the season on a high note and bounce back from Tuesday’s loss. Domingue’s start in that defeat was a bummer, but Calgary should be able to rebound and finish up strong.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The FLAMES -1.5 (+155) are worth a small-unit play behind Markstrom. He has just been super tough on the Canucks this season, and five of their past six wins have been by two or more goals. So, if you like Calgary here, definitely back them on the puck line.

Over/Under (O/U)

O/U (O: -110 | U: -110) screams stay away, as I expect the total to land right on the number. That’s what happened in a 4-2 Vancouver win Tuesday. I think Calgary returns the favor here. If anything, a small wager on the alternate line of OVER 5.5 (-140) is the way to go again.


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