Fans of the Calgary Flames knew that their team got the worst possible matchup when they drew the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the playoffs. Those foreboding thoughts have come true, as the Flames have dropped the first two games in the series and have now lost their past five games against the Ducks.
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- The Ducks are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
- The Ducks are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games against the Flames.
- The Flames are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games as home favorites.
One of the biggest issues facing the Flames has been their lack of physicality. Calgary is a small team that doesn’t look to initiate contact but Anaheim was second in the NHL in hits this season. We have seen the Flames struggle all season long when they can be pushed around. That is most apparent with Johnny Gaudreau, as the diminutive winger led the Flames in points during the season but has just one assist through the first two games of the series.
The Ducks backend may be receiving reinforcements after they were forced to play a shorthanded and inexperienced group of defensemen in Game 2. Sami Vatanen was a late scratch for Game 2 but he made the trip to Calgary with the Ducks, which will be important with the Finnish defenseman posting more points than any other Anaheim d-man in the past two seasons.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Anaheim Ducks before puck drop in this match found them as 109 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1.5 result in favor of the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Flames sit at 45-35-4 on the season; in comparison, the Anaheim Ducks are currently 48-23-13. Looking to wager on the totals? Calgary is 34-37-13 OU, and Anaheim is 28-36-20 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Anaheim injuries news.
It’s an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Calgary Flames and the No. 9-ranked Anaheim Ducks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark.
Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 16-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Anaheim Ducks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.43 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 20.38% rate while the Ducks have a 84.43% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Anaheim is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Anaheim is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Calgary
- Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
- Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Calgary is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Calgary is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Anaheim at Calgary, Wednesday, April 19th