Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Dec 23, 2022

The last game on the NHL schedule before the holiday break has the Calgary Flames visiting Anaheim to face the Ducks.

December 23, 2022, 10:30 PM ET
Honda Center
Puckline -1.5 +112
Moneyline -226
Over / Under o +6


Betting Action


Puckline +1.5 -135
Moneyline +188
Over / Under u +6


Betting Action


Calgary is looking to bounce back after a tough 4-3 overtime loss in Los Angeles last night, after winning back-to-back games to kick off their road trip.

The Flames are a heavy -213 favourite to win on the NHL odds with the total set at 6.5. Puck drop from Honda Center is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

Flames vs. Ducks NHL Betting Odds

This will be the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division foe, with the last-placed Ducks looking up at the fifth-placed Flames trailing them by 16 points. Calgary took last year’s season series three games to one, two of those games needed extra time and they scored over the total twice. Calgary’s Elias Lindholm scored five goals and had one assist versus Anaheim last season scoring more points against them than any other opponent.

The Flames have only won two of their past eight games covering the spread three times in that stretch. They will look for more consistency after the holiday break, sitting with a 14-20 record against the spread. They have played four consecutive games to the Over, moving their record to 17-16-1 on the Over/Under.

Anaheim has not been any better ATS this season, posting a 13-21 record covering only four of their past 10. The Ducks will wish for more offence after the break, being held to one goal or less in five of their past seven games. They are averaging an NHL-worst 2.3 goals per game and boast a 17-17 record on the Over/Under.

Calgary Flames

The Flames came into last night’s game with back-to-back wins over the San Jose Sharks to start their road trip, following a five-game losing streak. They got off on the right foot with Jonathan Huberdeau putting them up 1-0 just over three minutes into the first. Unfortunately, the lead did not last long and the game went all the way to the third period tied at one.

Calgary fell asleep at the wheel to begin the final frame giving up two goals 10 seconds apart less than two minutes into the period. The teams leading goal scorer, Tyler Toffoli (14) notched a powerplay goal to cut the lead in half, then Dillon Dube (8) knotted it at three to send it to overtime.

Dan Vladar stopped 28 of 32 shots in the loss and many were surprised that Coach Darryl Sutter chose to start him over Jacob Markstrom.

Elias Lindholm picked up a third-period assist to extend his point streak to four games. After a slow start to the season, he has picked up the pace, leading the team with 32 points (11G 21A).

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks recently played their best stretch of hockey this season, winning back-to-back games in regulation for the first time. The stretch was short-lived though as they went back to their old ways, losing 4-1 in both of their last two games.

Their most recent loss to Minnesota Wednesday night at home was tied at zero going into the second when 19-year-old Mason MacTavish put the Ducks ahead scoring his fifth of the season.

The rookie’s goal would be the only bright spot in the game for Anaheim as they would then concede four consecutive goals to end the game.

Lukas Dostal has been the man in the net for the Ducks with their top two goalies John Gibson and Anthony Stolarz out with lower-body injuries. The 22-year-old netminder has faced over 40 shots in his past three starts and holds a 2-3 record with 3.66 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.

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