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Flames vs Ducks Odds, Picks and Predictions for Wednesday (Apr 6)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Apr 5, 2022 · 7:38 PM PDT

Matthew Tkachuk waiting for faceoff
Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk watches action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  • The Calgary Flames visit the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, April 6th
  • The Flames are listed as heavy road favorites in the Wednesday NHL odds
  • Read below for Flames vs Ducks odds, picks and prediction

Wednesday Night Hockey features a matchup between the Calgary Flames (41-19-9) and Anaheim Ducks (28-31-12) on April 6th. The puck drops at 10pm ET at Honda Center. TNT will broadcast the game nationally.

The Flames are listed as -295 road favorites in the Wednesday NHL odds. The total is set at 6 for a matchup that features two strong goalies in Jacob Markstrom and John Gibson.

Let’s take a look at the Flames vs Ducks odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.

Flames vs Ducks Odds

Game Time (ET) Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Wednesday Apr. 6 Calgary Flames -1.5 (-106) O 6 (-110) -295
10pm Anaheim Ducks +1.5 (-115) U 6 (-110) +230

Odds as of April. 5th at Barstool Sportsbook.

The Flames are listed on the puck line at -106 odds, while the Ducks are -115 to keep the game within two goals. Calgary’s -295 moneyline price gives them 74.7% implied probability to win.

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Flames Heavy Favorites in Wednesday NHL Odds

The Flames are unsurprisingly listed as heavy road favorites over the Ducks in the Wednesday NHL odds. Calgary has the best record in the Pacific Division, while Anaheim sits outside of a playoff spot. The Flames are a top-five contender in the 2022 Stanley Cup odds.

Calgary enters Wednesday’s matchup boasting a 5-3-2 record in their past 10 games. The Flames were last in action Monday, beating the Los Angeles Kings by a 3-2 score. Johnny Gaudreau has three points to bolster his Hart-trophy campaign.

The Flames are 20-11-2 as the road team this season, which makes them an intriguing betting option Wednesday. Calgary ranks top-10 in both offense and defense this season. The Flames are averaging 3.46 goals per game, while allowing 2.49 goals against.

A big reason for Calgary’s success this season is goalie Jacob Markstrom, who is 32-14-8 with a .924 save percentage and 2.19 GAA. The Flames play a back-to-back Thursday, so it’s important to get confirmation Markstrom will get the starting nod Wednesday.

Ducks Betting Analysis as Home Underdogs

Anaheim is being listed as heavy home underdogs against the Flames in the Wednesday NHL odds. The Ducks’ +230 moneyline price means they have just 30.3% implied probability to win. It’s hard to argue with that price even though Anaheim holds home-ice advantage.

The Ducks have fallen out of playoff contention amidst a brutal stretch of play. Anaheim has managed just one win in their past 13 games entering Wednesday. Their last game was an ugly 6-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Although they are currently struggling, the Ducks still own a decent 16-16-5 record at Honda Center this season. Anaheim’s saving grace is its young talented offense featuring Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry. The latter, however, is questionable for Wednesday’s game due to an eye injury.

Even though Anaheim has some exciting pieces, they still rank bottom-10 in both offense and defense. Projected starting goalie John Gibson is capable of bailing out this shoddy defense, but he’s struggling. The Pittsburgh native has given up at least three goals in 17 straight starts.

Flames vs Ducks Pick & Prediction

When making a pick for Flames vs Ducks, you need to get creative to find value. On paper, the Flames should have no problem dismantling this Ducks team much like Edmonton did a few days ago. Laying -295 juice, however, means you would need to wager $295 just to win $100.

Flames vs Ducks Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
12/16/2022 CGY 6 – ANA 2 CGY CGY Over
12/03/2021 ANA 3 – CGY 4 OT CGY ANA Over
10/03/2021 CGY 2 – ANA 3 OT ANA ANA Under
04/19/2020 CGY 6 – ANA 4 CGY CGY Over
04/17/2020 ANA 0 – CGY 6 CGY CGY Over

The Ducks did win the first matchup this season, but the Flames have won the two most recent meetings. The last meeting played on February 16th saw the Flames beat the Ducks by a 6-2 score, outshooting them 43-28 in the process.

Here are some other betting trends to note for Flames vs Ducks:

  • Flames are 8-0 in their last 8 games as a road favorite of -201 or greater
  • Ducks are 3-25 in their last 28 games as an underdog of +201 or greater
  • Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings

The betting trends for this matchup indicate Calgary isn’t playing down to inferior opponents, while Anaheim is struggling against top-tier competition. The Flames shouldn’t take Wednesday’s game lightly as they continue to battle for playoff position.

In Calgary’s last eight victories, they’ve won by an average margin of 2.75 goals. They should be able to continue that success against a lackluster Anaheim defense that features a struggling goaltender.

Bet on Calgary to win by at least two goals in the Wednesday NHL odds.

Pick: Flames -1.5 (-106)

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