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Ducks Look for 15th Victory in Last 16 vs Flames in Game 4

On the brink of being extinguished, the Flames’ struggles against the Ducks have continued this postseason. After earning a three-goal lead on Monday night, it looked like Calgary would actually get back into the series. As we now know, however, that was not the case. The Ducks answered with three straight goals and the winner in overtime to take a three-game lead over the Flames and if you believe in trends, the odds of Calgary burning out tonight, on Randy Carlyle’s birthday, are incredibly high.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ducks are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games and 7-1 on the puckline in their last 8 on the road.
  • The Flames are 1-14 SU in their last 15 games against the Ducks and 1-6 SU in the last 7 vs them at home.
  • Brian Elliott has an .887 save percentage and a 3.67 goals-against average this postseason.

I want to believe that the Flames and their core of young, exciting players can rally and make this a series but giving up three straight goals and losing a game in overtime to a team that has had your franchise’s number for over a decade has to be hard on the psyche. This game opened with EVEN odds on the moneyline and considering how poorly Calgary has played this series, that seems like good value on the Ducks.

Those Ducks, and Ryan Getzlaf specifically, have been impeccable in this best-of-seven. The 31-year-old Getzlaf has four points in three games so far but it was Corey Perry (+5 plus/minus rating on Monday) who was instrumental in the Game 3 comeback win that brought the final nail in Calgary’s coffin within a hammer swing away from being fully driven in.

One win away from the series victory, the Ducks are already scouting the Oilers-Sharks series and the Flames are already screwing the spikes into their golf shoes – this one’s over.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Calgary Flames in this one, they were listed as moneyline of -110 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-1.4 victory for the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Anaheim Ducks have seen them go 49-23-13 so far this season, while the Flames are at 45-35-5. In totals betting, the Calgary Flames are 35-37-13, while the Ducks are 29-36-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Calgary Flames sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Anaheim Ducks sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 21.11% while the Ducks defense kills off 83.67% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anaheim was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Flames. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Calgary is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Calgary is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games at home
  • Calgary is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim home to Calgary, Friday, April 21st

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