Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames - 10/9/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (1-1-0) at Anaheim Ducks (1-0-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -152 / Calgary Flames +123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks meet Monday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Calgary Flames look to get a game above a .500 record with a strong road victory here. The Calgary Flames are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. T.J. Brodie leads Calgary with two goals, Johnny Gaudreau has three assists and Kris Versteeg has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up five goals on 72 shots faced. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine regular season games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look for a victory here after a slow 1-0-1 start to the NHL season. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with two goals, Andrew Cogliano has two assists and Rickard Rakell has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up seven goals on 67 shots faced. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight regular season games.
The Flames are 0-4 in their last 4 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 35-17 in their last 52 home games and 20-9 in their last 29 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 0-29 in the last 29 meetings in Anaheim, 12-39 in the last 51 meetings and the home team is 52-17 in the last 69 meetings.
You see the Flames record in against the Ducks? Calgary has just one win over the Ducks in the last 10 meetings and has lost 29 straight games in Anaheim. That doesn't even seem real. The Ducks are a bounce or two away from winning both games this season, while the Flames have some defensive issues that have carried over from last season. Either way, the house of horrors is very real for the Flames. Give me the Ducks on their home ice.