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(29) Vancouver vs. Calgary (30) 10:00 PM | Sat, Jan 16 2021
Sport: NHL | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Win (800)
CAL (-130) @ Fanduel

The set-up: The Canucks are 1-1 after splitting in Edmonton. Now the Canucks have to play two straight in Calgary. The Flames jumped out to an early lead in their opening matchup in Winnipeg, but a late third-period meltdown has them winless and hungry for a win on their own ice. I'm primarily a situational handicapper, so in my opinion, this one sets up really well for Calgary. I think these teams are evenly matched, but now the Canucks have to face their ex-goaltender on the road.

The pick: The Canucks are a young team, which has issues on the defensive end of the ice. Note as well that the Flames are 7-2 in their last nine after allowing four or more goals in a one goal loss in their previous outing. I'm banking on Calgary finally breaking through with a victory. The price is definitely right on this one as well.

This is an 8* PLAY-BOOK on the Calgary Flames.


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