Thursday, April 13, 2017
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The Calgary Flames travel to Honda Center to play the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +140 and the Ducks at -155.
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Calgary had an overall record of 45-33-4 and on the road they were 21-16-4. They finished 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 226 goals and given up 221 goals for a point differential of +5. The Flames have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-37 and an over/under record of 34-37-11. Anaheim had a regular season record of 46-23-13 including 29-8-4 at home. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 223 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of +23. The Ducks have a record of 8-0-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-36 while their over/under record sits at 28-36-18.
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Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 41-37 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 34-37-11 against the over/under
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 42-36 straight up
The Anaheim Ducks are 28-36-18 against the over/under
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
04/10/17 GO Chad Johnson Leg "?" Thursday vs. Anaheim
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/14/16 D Simon Despres Concussion out indefinitely
04/10/17 D Korbinian Holzer Personal is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Calgary
04/10/17 RW Patrick Eaves Upper Body left last game, probable Thursday vs. Calgary
04/07/17 D Cam Fowler Knee out indefinitely
04/07/17 LW Nick Ritchie Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return in Game 2 of playoffs)
04/02/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal out indefinitely
Mikael Backlund has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Flames. He has 22 goals this season with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 18 goals on 182 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 26 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 1,338 shots against him and has given up 121 goals. He has made 1,217 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Ryan Kesler has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 22 goals this season with 186 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 21.3 minutes played per game. Ryan Getzlaf has averaged 21.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 15 goals on 138 shots. He has 58 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. John Gibson has 25 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has had 1,437 shots against him and has given up 109 goals. He has made 1,328 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 94 total points this season. They have scored 226 goals while giving up 221 goals. They have had 258 power play opportunities and have scored 52 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Flames have allowed 277 power play opportunities and given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.46% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have a total of 105 points on the season. They have 47 power play goals on 251 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 281 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 223 goals scored while they've given up 200 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.20%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 4,480 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,426 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 3,302 attempts while they've given up 3,315 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. They have 2,432 face off wins compared to 2,538 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense Calgary has 1,550 hits and they've blocked 1,111 shots from the opposition.
Anaheim has attempted 4,579 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,657 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 3,457 shots while they've given up 3,509 attempts on defense. The Ducks have an offensive zone percentage of 47.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 54.7% as they've compiled 2,687 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,226 face off losses. On defense Anaheim has blocked 1,148 shot attempts and they have 2,146 hits as a unit.
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