NHL Picks: Ducks vs. Flames to go 'Under'

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:23 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014 2:23 PM UTC

Will the Calgary Flames be able to continue their hot goal scoring streak in their battle with the Anaheim Ducks? Our sports betting expert previews this matchup and has a free NHL pick on the total in this contest.

The Tale of the Tape
The Calgary Flames host the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with the opening face-off scheduled for 10:05 PM ET. According to NHL betting odds Anaheim is a -155 money line away favorite and the posted total in 5.5. The Ducks have defeated the Flames in 10 of their last 14 meetings. However, Calgary has won 4 of their last 5 at home versus Anaheim. The Flames are 6th in the Pacific Division, and 13th overall in the Western Conference. The Ducks are 2nd in the Pacific, and 3rd overall in the West.

The Flames are Red-Hot at Home
Calgary is coming off a 2-1 overtime shootout win over the Pacific Division leading San Jose Sharks. The Flames are now a stellar 10-3 versus the money line in their last 13 home games. Calgary has been lighting the lamp with regularity in the last couple of weeks scoring 31 goals in their last 7-games. Despite the goal scoring barrage the Flames have gone over the total in just 8 of their last 26 at home. They've also gone under the total in 8 of their last 10-games following a 1-goal home win.

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Road Warriors
The Ducks are 13-4 versus the money line in their last 17 road games. Tonight will be their 1st of a 3-game in 4-day road trip. They last played in a 6-2 home win over Florida on Sunday. They will be out to avenge a 7-2 road loss at Calgary exactly 2 weeks ago. The Ducks are 2nd in the NHL averaging 3.2 goals per game. They enter tonight 4-points behind San Jose for the lead in the Pacific Division. On a positive note they have 3-games in hand on the Sharks.

NHL Betting System
Any road team playing with same season revenge stemming from a loss in which they allowed 5-goals or more, and they're coming off a home win by 2-goals or more, has seen 61 of those 89-games (68.5%) go under the total in the last 5 seasons.

Free Pick: Anaheim/Calgary to go under the total of 5.5


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