Flames vs Ducks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-120) Ducks (+109)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (23-26-7, 6th in the Pacific Division) host the Calgary Flames (29-22-6, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Honda Center on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The line on this contest has the Flames priced at -120 and the Ducks are at +109. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Flames cover 45.1% of the time, having gone 23-28 SU. Anaheim covers 35.3% of the time, going 18-33 straight up.
The Calgary Flames step onto the ice holding a record of 29 wins and 22 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 155 goals which puts them at 11th in the West and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is -17, putting them at 25th in the league. The Flames currently have a total of 64 pts, which puts them at 17th in the league and 7th in the West. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,793 which puts them at 7th in the West and 14th in the league. As a group, Calgary has a total of 975 hits which means they have an average of 17.1 per game. They currently have a total of 657 blocks for the year. In net for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has racked up 2,412 minutes protecting the net for the campaign. Rittich is allowing 2.84 goals per game which has him placed 15th in the Western Conference and 34th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has given up 114 goals. He's earned a save % of .910 which has him placed 16th in the Western Conference.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 2 win over the San Jose Sharks in their previous contest. The Flames had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. For this outing, they earned a goal on 6 of the 37 shots they put on net. They also had 6 power play attempts and netted 3 goals out of those chances. Calgary racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Flames was 43 and the Corsi against was 54 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 44.3%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.8%. They took 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 27 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 30.0% and they had a PDO of 107.1 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks earned 36 shots. They had 24 penalty minutes and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Ducks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 23 victories and 26 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 13th in the conference and 26th in the NHL with -31. They currently have a total of 142 goals for the year which has them at 14th in the conference. Anaheim has a team save % of .903 which currently has them ranked 17th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 8.5% putting them at 14th in the conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a bad year by surrendering 2.97 GAA and that has him 25th in the Western Conference and 47th in the NHL. In the 2,469 mins he has been on the ice, he has given up 122 goals. He has a save % of .904, which has him ranked 24th in the Western Conference and 46th in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks played the St. Louis Blues in a game where the Ducks FALSE by a tally of 1 - 1. In this outing, Anaheim had a 57.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 8 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 6. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.6% by earning a Fenwick of 5 and the Blues having earned a 4 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 83.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Ducks converted 1 goal out of the 3 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Blues had 1 power play chance but weren't able to take advantage of it. Anaheim allowed 8 shots on goal and the Blues racked up a total of 0 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-120)
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