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Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames 12/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Flames (15-12-7) vs. Anaheim Ducks (9-22-3)
December 23, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +185 / Calgary Flames -238; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Calgary Flames have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The Anaheim Ducks have lost 6 of their last 9 games.

The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Calgary with 13 goals, Elias Lindholm has 20 assists and Nazem Kadri has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 65 goals on 609 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 30 goals on 317 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Trevor Zegras has 15 assists and Frank Vatrano has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 67.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 79 goals on 756 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 36 goals on 316 shots.

The Flames are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Ducks are 8-20 in their last 28 home games and 13-45 in their last 58 overall. The over is 4-0 in Flames last 4 overall. The over is 7-3 in Ducks last 10 overall. The Flames are 5-32 in the last 37 meetings in Anaheim and 21-43 in the last 64 meetings. The favorite is 50-22 in the last 72 meetings. The home team is 60-24 in the last 84 meetings.

Backing the Anaheim Ducks in any shape or form feels like a losing strategy, as they’re a bad hockey team to put it kindly. However, the Calgary Flames haven’t been much better over these last two weeks, and they’re on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime. This is a quick turnaround for a Flames squad that’s not playing well. If there was a time to back the Ducks, it would probably be here at home with the big plus money and the rest advantage.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Anaheim Ducks +185

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