Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 4/12/2024

The Calgary Flames (35-38-5) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (26-48-5) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. The Ducks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Flames vs Ducks

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The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Flames head into tonight’s game, they sit 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 35-38-5. On the road, Calgary is 16-19-4, and they have lost three straight games when listed as the underdog.

Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone just 2-8, and they have dropped four of their last five games. For the season, Calgary has been favored in 44 of their 78 games and have gone 19-22-3 in those contests.

Calgary enters this game with an overall puck line record of 35-43 and a road puck line record of 18-21. So far this season, the Flames have 23 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game.

When looking at their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 1-9, and their puck line record as the favorite is 9-25. In their last three games, the Flames have gone 0-3 vs. the puck line.

After suffering a 4-1 loss on the road to the Kings, the Flames are looking to bounce back today. The first two periods saw the Flames struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring one goal in the third period. For the game, Calgary’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 23 shots on goal vs. Los Angeles.

Calgary entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Ducks have struggled, going just 12-25-3 and losing three straight games. Overall, they are 26-48-5 and in 14th place in the Western Conference. Against the Pacific Division, Anaheim has gone 7-16.

As the underdog, the Ducks are 22-43-5 this season and have lost two straight games when they have been favored. In their last ten games, Anaheim is 3-7 and they have gone 1-2 in their last three games.

On the year, the Ducks have gone 40-39 against the puck line, including 20-20 at home. They have an average scoring margin of -1.1 goals per game and have gone 13-36 in games decided by more than one goal.

Coming into this game, the Ducks have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games and 6-4 in their last ten home games. Overall, they have gone 37-33 as the underdog and 20-19 against the puck line on the road.

The Ducks most recently faced the Kings at home and achieved a 3-1 win. The Ducks scored one goal in the first period against the Kings and found the net two times in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 27 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

Anaheim was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Flames have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Flames offense is 25th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 44-32-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 40 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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The Ducks come into the game scoring an average of 2.5 goals per game, putting them 30th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 29th in the league. So far this year, the Ducks are 5-17 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 19-28 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Ducks’ over/under record this season is 36-39-4. Last season, they had 30 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games averaged 6.7 goals per game.

Calgary Team Defense

Calgary defense takes on the Ducks ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 27th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Ducks head into the game ranked 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.5 shots per game against Anaheim. So far, they are 32nd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Flames vs Ducks Trends

  • Across the Flames last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-8, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • Anaheim has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Ducks have a strong record vs the puck line going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Flames have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-4.

Flames vs Ducks Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flames to take down the Ducks on the road. With the moneyline currently at -149, I’m placing my bet on the Flames straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Flames victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Ducks should 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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