Free NHL Picks Today: Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames 3/21/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames 3/21/23
Tue 21st March 2023

The Anaheim Ducks (+175) welcome the Calgary Flames (-210) at Honda Center on Tuesday. The total is 6.5 (O: -110, U: -110)Calgary (31-25-15) is playing the second of a back-to-back after suffering a high-scoring 8-2 loss against the Kings yesterday. The Flames committed six penalties in the game, conceding two power play goals.

Noah Hanifin and Tyler Toffoli each scored once for the Flames. Jacob Markstrom saved only 20 of 26 shots against (.769%) after starting in the loss. Anaheim (23-37-10) fell 2-1 to the Canucks on Sunday. Ryan Strome netted the lone goal for the Ducks. John Gibson had a great performance with 38 saves (.950%) in the loss.


The teams have split their two meetings this season, the most recent of which was a 3-1 victory for the Ducks on March 10. Max Comtois and Derek Grant each had two points (1G 1A) to lead Anaheim. Mikael Backlund scored Calgary’s only goal. Gibson got the win, saving 36 of 37 shots (.972%).


Calgary is averaging 3.11 goals per game for the season, 19th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Ducks team that is allowing 4.00 goals a game (32nd).

Meanwhile, Anaheim has found the net 2.57 times a game on average, 31st in the league, and the Flames are allowing opponents to score 3.11 goals per game (15th).

Calgary averages more shots per game (35.4) than most teams in the league, ranking second, though the team’s 8.9% shooting percentage is 31st. Anaheim’s average of 28.7 attempts ranks 29th.

Don’t be surprised to see a few power play opportunities for the Flames, as the Ducks have been penalized 4.40 times a game, fourth-most in the NHL, for an average of 11.17 minutes (sixth-highest).

The visitors are averaging 4.13 penalties (ninth) and 9.82 penalty minutes a game (11th).The Ducks’ 15.31% power play percentage is the worst in the league, while the Flames rank 22nd with a conversion rate of 19.63%. Anaheim has been equally poor at penalty killing, as the hosts own the league’s fourth-lowest PK% at 72.65%. Calgary’s 82.30% ranks eighth in the NHL.


With 62 and 60 points this season, Toffoli and Elias Lindholm have been the top skaters for the Flames. In the net, Markstrom (19-19-10) is Calgary’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.98 GAA and a .889% save percentage. Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry lead the Ducks in scoring with 58 and 53 points, respectively.

Zegras has 22 goals and 36 assists in 70 games, while Terry has 20 goals and 33 assists. Anthony Stolarz (5-6-0) has the best goals against average for Anaheim at 3.73. He has a save percentage of .897%. Gibson (14-26-8) has played the most games in net for the Ducks this season. He has a 3.86 GAA and a .902% save percentage.


Calgary is 15-11-11 away from home this season. Anaheim is 12-18-3 at home this season. Meanwhile, the Flames are 4-4 without a day off and 4-3 playing with a rest disadvantage. The Ducks are 8-7 with a rest advantage.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Calgary Flames -1.5 (+115)

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