Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames - 2/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (26-13-6) vs Anaheim Ducks (23-17-9)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames +100 / Anaheim Ducks +230 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames host the Anaheim Ducks in Wednesday NHL Action
The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 23-17-9. Through 49 games, the Ducks are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 144 times, good for a rank of 16th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 17th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.8 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 13th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 15th ranked team in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 26-13-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 45 games, the Flames have scored 152 goals, giving them an average of 3.33. This output gives them a rank of 11th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.4 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 19th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 4th in the NHL.
Through 44 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 42 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 24.8%. So far, 28% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 21 assists to go along with his 12 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are -12 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 2.54 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 45 games, he has come up with 19 goals and 39 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Andrew Mangiapane. Of his 24 goals, 29% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +36. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.12 goals per game. In his 36 games played, he has turned in 20 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Calgary's 45 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 24-19. So far, the Flames have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 9 of their 17 games at Scotiabank Saddledome.On the season, the Calgary Flames have a per-game scoring differential of 0.98. Heading into this game, the Calgary Flames are the winners of each of their last five games. During this stretch, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 73.0% of the scoring in these contests. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.33 goals per game 5 times. I see this streak continuing as the Flame take down the Ducks.
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