Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/17/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Monday, February 17, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+116) Flames (-128)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the site where David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (30-23-6, 4th in the Pacific Division) will play the Anaheim Ducks (23-27-7, 7th in the Pacific Division) on Monday. The Ducks open this contest at +116 while the Flames are priced at -128. The total has been set at 6. The Ducks cover 34.6% of the time, having gone 18-34 SU. Calgary is covering 44.4% of the time, going 24-30 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 23 wins and 27 losses, putting them at 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 141 goals which has them ranked at 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -37, putting them at 26th in the league. The Ducks have a total of 53 pts, which has them ranked at 27th in the league and 14th in the West. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,715 which has them ranked at 12th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. As a group, Anaheim currently has a total of 1,180 hits which means they have an average of 20.7 per game. They have a total of 632 blocks for the year. The man between the pipes for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,469 mins minding the goal for the season. Gibson is surrendering an average of 3.04 goals per game which has him ranked 26th in the West and 49th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 125 goals. He has a save % of .902 which has him ranked 27th in the West.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6 - 0 defeat to the Calgary Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in the loss. While out there on the ice, they scored on 0 of the 44 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Anaheim earned 9 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Ducks was 66 and the Corsi against was 44 giving them a Corsi percentage of 60.0%. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick against was 35, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 58.8%. They won 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 54.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 81.5 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Calgary Flames tallied 32 shots. They ended the game with 13 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Flames will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 30 victories and 23 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 11th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the league with -13. They have compiled a total of 164 goals for this season which has them at 9th in the West. Calgary has a team save percentage of .909 which has them 12th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 8.8% putting them at 12th in the conference. In net for Calgary is David Rittich who is having an average season by allowing 2.87 GAA and that places him 17th in the Western Conference and 37th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,469 mins he's been on the ice, he's surrendered 118 goals. His save % is .910, which has him ranking 17th in the Western Conference and 34th in the NHL among goalies.
The Calgary Flames faced the Anaheim Ducks in an outing where the Flames notched a victory by a tally of 6 - 0. For this game, Calgary earned a 40.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 44 while the opposition had a Corsi of 66. They had a Fenwick percentage of 41.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Ducks ending the game with a 50 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Calgary had and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO of 118.5 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.8%. The Flames notched 6 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Ducks had 4 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Calgary conceded 44 shots on goal and the Ducks racked up a total of 9 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-128)
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