Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-225) Ducks (+188)
The Anaheim Ducks (28-31-12) will try to defeat the Calgary Flames (41-19-9) at Honda Center on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has Calgary at -225 while Anaheim is sitting at +188. The total has been set at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Kings their last time out. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive outing in the win. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 33 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 2 power play tries but didn't get a goal. Calgary amassed 8 penalty mins for this matchup.
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When discussing their scoring, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 239 goals (7th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 172. For the season, they sit with 91 points and their points percentage is .659. Calgary skates onto the rink with 195 power play chances and they have scored 46 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 23.59%. At even strength, the Flames have surrendered 138 goals while earning 193 on offense. Calgary has taken 2,474 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Flames have had 2,016 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .915. Calgary Flames opponents have 205 power play tries (10th in the league) and have racked up 34 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jacob Markstrom. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Markstrom has accumulated 189 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .534. His save percentage is at .912 for his 21,186 minutes played. Markstrom has had 10,785 shots against him and has garnered 9,835 saves. The opposition has scored 950 goals against Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.69. He has earned a win-loss mark of 164-151-42 and he was named the starter in 354 games. Markstrom has been involved in 370 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Anaheim played the Oilers in a game where the Ducks went home in defeat by a mark of 6-1. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but were not able to net one. The Ducks netted 1 goal of the 32 shots on goal they tried.
Over the course of the season, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 195 goals, 68 points, in addition to a points percentage of .479. They have allowed 225 goals to be scored by of a combination of 186 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have accumulated 152 goals at even strength and 43 goals (17th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 196 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 21.94%. Anaheim has attempted 2,104 shots (19th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.27%, while allowing the other team 2,343 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.40% on their opponents 199 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see John Gibson protecting the net. Gibson has a lifetime mark of 165-145-50 and has played in 372 games. Gibson's quality start rate sits at 54.9% and he has qualified for 200 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has a tally of 10,136 stops out of 11,081 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915. Opponents are averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has allowed 945 goals in total. He has been a starter 364 games and has been on the ice for 21,354 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-225)
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