The Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Trevor Zegras leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Troy Terry has 30 assists and Frank Vatrano has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 161 goals on 1,643 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 51 goals on 494 shots.
The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Calgary with 26 goals, Elias Lindholm has 34 assists and Nazem Kadri has 216 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 123 goals on 1,153 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 67 goals on 621 shots.
The Ducks are 14-40 in their last 54 road games and 25-64 in their last 89 overall. The Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Ducks last 7 overall. The over is 15-7-1 in Flames last 23 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 51-22 in the last 73 meetings. The home team is 60-25 in the last 85 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks don’t do anything well, and their defense cant be trusted on the road. Also, only 4 teams this season have lost bettors more money than the Ducks. The Calgary Flames aren’t coming off the best week ever, but they’re comfortably the better team here and should have a clear edge on their home ice. Give me the Flames and the PL for max betting value.