Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Prediction NHL Picks 4/2/24

Calgary Flames (34-34-5) vs Anaheim Ducks (24-47-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -225 / Anaheim Ducks +190 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames betting prediction for this NHL game on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Ducks recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Flames recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Anaheim 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Calgary
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Anaheim and Calgary
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Anaheim and Calgary

Ducks Preview

The Anaheim Ducks are 24-47-4 this year after they lost to Vancouver by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Anaheim tied the game at two in the third period, but they allowed the game winning goal with about two minutes left in the game for the loss. The Ducks were out shot by a total of 30-22 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Anaheim has also lost to Edmonton, Seattle (twice), and Tampa Bay during this losing streak. The Ducks are scoring 2.41 goals per game and they are allowing 3.61 goals against per game, while going 17.5% on the power play and 72.9% on the penalty kill. Frank Vatrano has led Anaheim with 30 goals, 23 assists, and 249 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson, who is 13-26-2 this year with a 3.48 goals against average and an .890 save percentage. 

Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are 34-34-5 this season after they defeated the Kings by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Calgary had their lead cut to 3-2 in the second period, but they added a goal in the third to pull away for the win. The Flames out shot LA by a total of 35-18 and went 3-6 on the power play in the game. Calgary had lost their previous five games against St. Louis, Chicago, Buffalo, Vancouver, and Washington. The Flames are scoring 3.07 goals per game and they are allowing 3.21 goals against per game, while going 15.9% on the power play and 82% on the penalty kill. Nazem Kadri has led Calgary with 24 goals, 39 assists, and 239 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom, who is 23-19-2 this season with a 2.69 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. 

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Andrei Kuzmenko has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Nazem Kadri has recorded at least one assist in each of the Flames' last four home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Nazem Kadri has recorded at least one point in eight of the Flames' last nine home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Connor Zary ranks T1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+13) this season.

Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Alex Killorn has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances in night games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Frank Vatrano has recorded an assist in four of his last five appearances at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Alex Killorn has recorded at least one point in each of his last four appearances in night games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Leo Carlsson ranks 1st amongst rookies for shootout goals (2) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Calgary Flames rank 28th in the league in power play percentage this season (15.86%).
  • The Calgary Flames are one of only two teams to win 12+ games when tied or trailing after Period 2 this season.
  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 31st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (72.88%).
  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 30th in the league for goals per game this season (2.41).

Ducks vs Flames Betting Prediction

Calgary comes into this matchup after snapping their losing streak in their last game with a win over the Kings. The Flames are 19-17-1 at home this season, while Anaheim is 13-23-2 on the road. The Ducks have lost five games in a row and 12 of their last 13, with 10 of those losses coming by at least two goals. Anaheim is one of the worst teams in the NHL this season and while Calgary has struggled recently, they should have no issues in this game. Take the Flames -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Flames -1.5

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