Stadium: Honda Center (Anaheim)
Prediction for the NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames match, which will take place on March 22. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Anaheim is having a weak regular season, but we've been used to that for a while now. The California club is still in the middle of a global personnel rebuild. Many promising young hockey players have joined the Ducks' roster, but it's still too early for them to make big plays. Nevertheless, the team is in good shape right now and often clings to points. In the last 12 meetings, they have lost only three times in regulation time, lost three times outside of three periods, and celebrated success on six occasions. This has allowed Anaheim to move to 14th place in the Western Conference standings.
Calgary continues to fight fiercely for the playoffs. The Canadian team has an excellent roster that can compete for a spot in the Final Eight, but they can't make it for now. The Flames suffered a disappointing stretch in February and March when they snapped a five-game losing streak. Since then, the team has noticeably improved, posting four wins and four losses in the next eight meetings. The Red and Yellow sit ninth in the Western Conference standings, but they still have a chance to make the playoffs.
Expert Betting Tips
Calgary continues to fight for a playoff spot, in ninth place in the Western Conference standings. Any loss of points for the Flames is a big problem, so they must prepare properly for a game with an NHL outsider. Anaheim clings to results all the time these days, but the Ducks' class and level of ambition are much lower. Moreover, the Red and Yellow have beaten the Californians in the last five consecutive head-to-head meetings; therefore, they are now the favorites. You can bet on Calgary to win.
Anaheim and Calgary recently played very openly and productively. In the last four games, the Ducks had 32 goal scoring (8.00 average per game), and the Flames have scored 37 pucks (9.25 average per game). Both numbers are very respectable even by NHL standards, and the Ducks have nothing to lose now that they have no tournament motivation, while the Flames need to go on the attack against the league outsider and earn points. Proceeding from this, the optimal variant for the prediction seems to be a total over 6.5 pucks, and separately it is worth betting on a total over 0.5 points Andrew Manjipane.