The Calgary Flames (13-14-5) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (12-19-0) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Flames have an overall record of 13-14-5. On the road, Calgary holds a 5-8-4 mark, and they are 8-6-1 when playing at home. Their current record places them 4th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference. Calgary heads into the game with seven wins by more than one goal, and lost 11 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 16-16.
In their recent matchup, the Flames hosted the Panthers and came away with a 3-1 victory. Against the Panthers, the Flames scored one goal in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. In the game, the Calgary offense scored two times while short-handed and taking a total of 24 shots on goal.
Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Ducks hold an overall record of 12-19-0 for the season. On the road, Anaheim has a 7-9-0 record, while they are 5-10-0 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 14th in the Western conference. Anaheim’s average scoring margin this season is -0.7 leading to an overall puck line record of 18-13. Their scoring margin at home is -0.5 and -0.8 on the road.
The Ducks most recently took on the Red Wings and secured a win with a score of 4-3. In the offensive department, the Ducks notched three goals during the first period and one time in the second period. Out of Anaheim’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 22 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
Anaheim was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flames come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 17th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. This season, the Flames are 6-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-6 record.
The Flames come in with an over/under record of 18-13-1. Over the season, there have been 17 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.4 goals per game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Ducks come into the game at 2.7 goals per contest placing 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. The Ducks went 2-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 9-7.
This season, the over/under record for the Ducks’ is 14-15-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Calgary Team Defense
Entering the game, the Flames’ defense ranks 12th in takeaways, averaging 6.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 19th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.
Anaheim Team Defense
The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 24th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 15th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Flames vs Ducks Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Calgary has an puck line record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Ducks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Anaheim posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 5-5 ATS.
- As the betting underdog, the Ducks have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
- As the betting favorite, the Flames have an puck line mark of just 2-8 in their last ten games. Calgary posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Ducks to defeat the Flames while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +122, I’m placing a wager on the Ducks to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Ducks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Ducks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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