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The Anaheim Ducks have a golden opportunity to leapfrog the Los Angeles Kings for the Pacific Division lead when they host the Calgary Flames Wednesday evening and no matter how you slice it, the Ducks look like the parlay banker of the night.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the previous 12 meetings between the two.
  • The Flames are 3-8 SU in their last 11 on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Ducks’ last five home games.

The Ducks are presently -270 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the lowly Flames are +220. As for the total, OVER 5.5 goals is EVEN odds while UNDER 5.5 goals is -130.

Beyond just being the vastly superior hockey team, all signs and trends point to the Ducks winning this game. Anaheim has gone 6-0 SU in its previous six meetings versus Calgary and has actually dominated the division as well, going 12-0 SU in the last dozen versus the Pacific. The Ducks enter Wedenesday's schedule just one point behind the Kings in the Pacific Division with a game in hand.

This season, the Ducks have won all four meetings with Calgary and have outscored them 17-9 in the process. The Ducks’ last loss versus a team from within the Pacific Division came back on January 17 in a 3-2 loss to the Kings.

The Flames snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes Monday, but can’t string wins together and have gone 1-6 SU in their last seven following a victory.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Anaheim Ducks as -240 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-1.6 result in favor of the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks currently sport a record of 42-23-10. The Calgary Flames are 32-38-6. Betting totals have seen the Ducks post a 30-30-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 39-33-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Calgary injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 21-rated Calgary Flames taking on the No. 1-rated Anaheim Ducks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.61 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.16 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 23.96% while the Flames defense kills off 74.65% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Calgary was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Oilers. Bettors on Anaheim at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games
  • Calgary is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • Anaheim is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games at home
  • Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Los Angeles, Thursday, March 31st
Anaheim home to Vancouver, Friday, April 1st

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