Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames - 4/3/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 9:30 PM (Honda Center)
The Line: Calgary Flames -167 / Anaheim Ducks +138 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: FSW, RSNW
The Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Calgary Flames look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 36 goals, Mark Giordano has 57 assists and Sean Monahan has 211 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 106 goals on 1,196 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 106 goals on 1,044 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in each of their last 10 games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after winning seven of their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 23 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 34 assists and Adam Henrique has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 151 goals on 1,792 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 50 goals on 552 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Flames are 19-7 in their last 26 games following a win, 37-16 in their last 53 games as a favorite and 36-17 in their last 53 games as a road favorite. The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog, 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win and 14-31 in their last 45 overall. The Flames are 1-31 in the last 32 meetings in Anaheim and 15-41 in the last 56 meetings. The under is 7-2 in Flames last 9 road games. The over is 5-0 in Ducks last 5 overall.
The Calgary Flames remain one of the hottest teams in hockey with the playoffs right around the corner and are firing on all cylinders, especially defensively as of late. The Anaheim Ducks have had trouble stringing wins together all season and this recent winning stretch won't last long with that defense, a unit that can't kill penalties and gives up tons of shots nightly. I have to ride the hot hand and back the Flames.