Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 12/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-225) Ducks (+184)
The Anaheim Ducks (9-22-3) will take on the Calgary Flames (15-12-6) at Honda Center on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Flames at -225 and the Ducks are at +184. The total is 7.
The Calgary Flames will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 7-3 win over the Sharks in their previous contest . Calgary accrued 11 minutes in the box for this game. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Flames had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. In the game, they finished 7 out of the 39 shots they attempted.
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Calgary Flames opponents have 127 power play tries (4th in pro hockey) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 931 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Calgary has tried 1,128 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.1%. While at even strength, the Flames have conceded 76 goals while earning 81 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary has compiled 112 power play chances and they have notched 22 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 19.64%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 36 points and their points percentage sits at .545. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have notched 103 goals (17th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 100.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Daniel Vladar. In his professional hockey career, Vladar is sitting with 19 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .559. He has a save percentage of .903 in his 2,183 mins between the pipes. Vladar has had 1,074 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 970 saves. Opponents have been able to score 104 goals versus Vladar in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.86. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 20-12-5 and he started in 34 games. Vladar has been in goal for 39 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Anaheim squared up with the Wild in an outing where the Ducks took the defeat by a mark of 4-1. The Ducks recorded 1 goal of the 22 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net.
Anaheim has put up 996 shots (21st in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.93%, while allowing the opposition 1,287 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 68.50% on their oppositions 127 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%. They have earned 95 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.79%. The Ducks have earned 64 goals at even strength and 15 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 141 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 79 goals, 21 points, as well as a points percentage of .309.
For the opposition you are going to see Lukas Dostal patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 3.40 goals per game and he has relinquished 30 goals in total. Dostal's quality start percentage comes in at 75.0% and he has accumulated 6 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 8 games and has played 529 minutes. Dostal has compiled a career record of 3-5-0 and has played in 10 games. He has accounted for 287 stops out of the 317 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+184)
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