Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flames vs. Ducks NHL Odds
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(13-4-5) Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks (13-8-3)
Date: Friday December 3rd
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flames -133 Ducks +105 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flames -1.5 +180 Ducks +1.5 -275
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Calgary Flames travel a short distance from Los Angeles to Anaheim for the second part of a back to back. Can the smokin’ hot Ducks take advantage of Calgary’s fatigue?
Calgary’s dominance on both sides of the ice, has been on full display this season. However, they’ve faltered against division opponents all season long, and The Ducks are full of upset potential.
The Flames are red hot offensively, shooting 34.5 shots per game, equating to an impressive 3.2 goals on average. In addition, their powerplay is lighting up defenses, by scoring on 24.6% of their powerplays.
On the defensive side, The Flames boast the best goals against average in the league. This has been made possible by only allowing teams to score 2.0 per game, a lot of credit going to goaltender Jacob Markstrom.
Also, a lot of respect has to be handed to their defensive powerplay squad, as they’re only allowing teams to score on 13% of their extra man chances.
The Ducks have shocked the entire league with their play at start of this year. Unfortunately though, Anaheim recently dropped 3 games in a row, but since they’ve regained momentum, winning 3 of their last 4.
On the offensive glass, Anaheim shockingly has the 3rd best PP% in the NHL, capitalizing on 27.1% of powerplays. Furthermore, they’re shooting an average of 31.9 per game, which ranks at par league wide, at 16th.
Anaheim’s offensive efficiencies have equaled an elite 3.3 goals per outing, ranking 6th in the league.
Defensively, The Ducks have struggled stopping offenses, as teams are shooting 33 on them per matchup. These shots are amounting to an average of 2.9 goals, which both together rank 23rd, and 16th.
Fortunately, their defensive powerplay unit’s playing proficiently, ranking 8th with a 84.8 PK%.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Calgary is 0-4 SU in their last 4 games against Pacific Division opponents.
- The total has gone UNDER in Calgary’s last 4 games against teams with a winning record.
- Anaheim is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Pacific Division opponents.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim’s last 6 games against Western Conference foes.
Free Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Prediction
It is surprising to us that The Flames are the favorite, given they’re on the end of a back to back, and the dominance Anaheim’s displayed against division foes. Moreover, Calgary hasn’t won a single game against a division opponent yet this season.
Additionally, Anaheim’s starting goaltender Gibson is expected to play. He’s played well against Calgary in the past, and shouldn’t have a problem against an exhausted team that relies on their speed.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Anaheim Ducks Moneyline
The Ducks are playing have emerged as of the Darkhorse’s in The West, and have continued to carry a ton of value through the season. The game will be close, but with Anaheim pulling ahead late.
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