If you haven’t heard about the Flames’ struggles in Anaheim – you’re probably deaf. With their 3-2 Game 1 loss bringing the Flames’ losing streak against the Ducks in Anaheim to an astounding 28-straight games, it’s starting to feel like Calgary will never win another game in the O.C.
– Shark BITES
- The Flames are 1-12 SU in their last 13 games vs the Ducks and just 2-7 on the puckline in the last 9.
- The Ducks are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games as a moneyline favorite of -152 or more.
- The Flames are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games in the playoffs on the road.
Although that’s probably not going to happen, the sentiment rings true as 28 straight losses to any team in any situation could be considered one of the worst streaks in professional sports. At the time of writing, about 10 hours before puck drop, the Flames were +140 underdogs so bookmakers aren’t completely writing them off.
Calgary competed hard in Game 1, firing 32 shots at John Gibson but a go-ahead goal from Jakob Silfverberg late in the second period proved to one the Flames could not overcome. Brian Elliott was superb in the effort, stopping 38 of the Ducks’ 41 shots and should be primed for another solid performance in the second game of a possible seven.
Winning 62.8 percent of the games’ faceoffs, the Ducks dominated possession in the opener as they were expected to do. They’re still a little vulnerable on the back end with a laundry list of injuries to their blueliners but if the forwards continue to commit to their responsibilities at their own, the quackers will be just fine.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Anaheim Ducks in this one found them earlier as -156 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Odds – Shark score prediction models pick a 3.8-1.7 result in favor of the Ducks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Anaheim Ducks bring a 47-23-13 record to the battle against the 45-34-4 Flames. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 28-36-19 so far and the Flames go 34-37-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Calgary injuries news.
It’s an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Anaheim Ducks and the No. 10-ranked Calgary Flames, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark.
Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 17-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 18.7% rate while the Flames have a 81.34% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Calgary, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
- Calgary is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
- Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Calgary is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
- Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Anaheim is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Anaheim is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Calgary home to Anaheim, Monday, April 17th