Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks Free Prediction 10/20/19

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The Calgary Flames, spearheaded by Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau, are set to take the ice against Jakob Silfverberg, Rickard Rakell, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in a divisional showdown. The first puck will drop at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 20, and you are able to view it live on Prime Ticket.

Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds

This contest’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by oddsmakers yet.

Anaheim is 6-2 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.3 units this season. That winning percentage, the league’s fourth-strongest so far this season, is a refreshing turnaround from what the team did during the 2018-19 season (35-47). Out of the team’s eight regular season matches, five of them have gone under the total, while three have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 4-0 SU at home so far this year.

The Ducks have successfully connected on 5.3 percent of their power play chances thus far. That’s a noticeable drop-off from last season, when they were ranked 24th in the league by scoring on 17.0 percent of their extra-man advantages. Their penalty kill has gotten stronger year-over-year as they’ve gone from successfully defending 79.7 percent of opponents’ power plays (ranked 20th overall last season) to 83.3 percent this year.

Sporting a .941 save percentage and 29.0 saves per game, John Gibson (four wins, two losses) has been the primary goalkeeper for Anaheim this season. If head coach Dallas Eakins chooses to give him the night off, however, the team might roll with the undefeated Ryan Miller (2-0 record, .941 save percentage, 1.50 goals against average).

On the visiting bench, Calgary is 4-5 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. A total of four of its outings have gone under the total, while three have gone over and just one has pushed. The Flames are 1-4 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Flames have scored on 15.6 percent of their power play chances this year after successfully converting on 19.3 percent of their extra-man opportunities last season (a percentage that was right in line with the league average). The team’s gone from successfully defending 79.9 percent of opponent power plays (ranked 18th overall last season) to 86.5 percent in 2019-20.

David Rittich (2.85 goals against average and .912 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary. Rittich is averaging 28.4 saves per game and owns a 4-4-1 record.

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions

NHL Tip: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • After posting a 0-4 record in games decided by a shootout last season, the Flames are off to a 1-0 start in shootouts this year. The Ducks went 3-3 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
  • For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their past five outings.
  • Calgary skaters created 16.3 hits per game last season, while the Ducks accounted for 23.2 hits per contest.