Saturday's NHL Free Pick

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The Spread) -The NHL-best Vancouver Canucks wrap up a five-game road trip Saturday night at the Calgary Flames in hopes to end it undefeated.

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Vancouver has a record of 44-16-9 overall and is a stellar 21-9-4 on the road. The Canucks are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Calgary enters play at 36-25-9 and 21-10-4 in home contests. The Flames have put together a 6-3-1 record in their last 10. Action starts at 10:00PM EST.

Oddsmakers and online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Vancouver a -120 favorite, while the over-under is 5.5. Calgary has been given an underdog line of +100. The latest trends show the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Calgary. The Canucks are 5-1 in the last six meetings.

The Flames are just 2-6 in their last six games as a home underdog. Meanwhile, the Canucks are 5-0 in their last five versus a team with a winning record.

Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames, 10:00PM EST (View Matchup)

NHL Free Pick: While Calgary does look like a decent home dog on paper, Vancouver is on a mission and is playing hockey at an unreal level right now as it has won four in a row on the road and would love to complete the trip unscathed. Daniel Sedin, Canucks leading scorer, has points in all four road games and a total of seven in those games. Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo has been stellar of late and has not given up over three goals in a game during his last 17 starts. While the Flames are playing good hockey in their own right, they might want this one a little too much for their own good and it could result in a costly mistake or two in their own end.

FREE NHL PICK: VANCOUVER CANUCKS -120

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