Anaheim vs Calgary: NHL Betting Lines and Game Day Prediction
National Hockey League action takes center stage today as we preview the Anaheim Ducks versus Calgary Flames contest. Somewhat surprisingly, this is a battle for second place in the Western Conference Pacific Division. Puck drop is slated for 8:00 PM ET on October 16, 2013, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Both clubs are hot but we are Homers here!
Anaheim Ducks: Looking for fifth straight victory
After getting blown out 6-1 in their NHL 2013-14 season opening contest against the Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim has regrouped nicely as they have reeled off four straight wins. The Ducks (4-1) have not only been winning but they’ve also pounded their opponents by a combined 17-6 count in their last four games. Anaheim registered a team record 56 shots in a 4-1 home win over the Ottawa Senators at the Duck Pond in their last outing on Sunday.
Calgary Flames: Enjoying early season success in a rebuilding year
Very little was expected out of the Calgary Flames this season as a rebuilding process continues in the Stampede City. That said, the Flames (3-0-2) have been red hot through their first five games as they are one of just four teams that have yet to lose in regulation time. Keeping their undefeated streak rolling won’t be an easy task as Calgary has not won a regular season game in Anaheim since January 19, 2004 – a streak that sits at 16 loses and counting.
Ducks vs. Flames Online Wagering Odds & Advantage Sports Betting Handicapping Prediction
Given the history between these two teams, it’s not surprising that the bookmakers at sportsinteraction.com have posted Anaheim as huge home chalk tonight. The Ducks are -1.5 (+150) favorites against the spread and -195 straight up. Calgary rolls into southern California as road pups at +1.5 (-180) ATS and +165 S/U while the Over/Under is set at 5.5 total goals. We’ll load up the Ducks here as we lay the -195 money line at SportsInteraction!