Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (29-23-6) at Anaheim Ducks (23-26-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +109 / Calgary Flames -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks meet Thursday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 22 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 31 assists and Sean Monahan has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 114 goals on 1,272 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 47 goals on 576 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 18 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 25 assists and Rickard Rakell has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 121 goals on 1,264 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 45 goals on 499 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in four of their last eight games.
The Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 10-3 in their last 13 Thursday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Ducks are 8-22 in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-17 in their last 21 Thursday games. The over is 6-2 in Flames last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The Flames are 2-32 in the last 34 meetings in Anaheim and 16-42 in the last 58 meetings. The favorite is 46-20 in the last 66 meetings. The home team is 58-20 in the last 78 meetings.
I'm not laying juice with the Calgary Flames, who haven't been able to buy a victory these last couple of weeks and are now on the end of a back to back. The Anaheim Ducks have some ugly trends in their favor, but they do have the rest advantage and home ice. For the more favorable price, I'll take a shot with the Ducks. I can't back the Flames in the favorite role given their recent issues.