Going for 5th Straight - Flames at Ducks NHL Odds
Calgary Flames (+170) at Aneheim Ducks (-189)
The Calgary Flames (25-18-3) and Anaheim Ducks (30-10-6) square off on Wednesday night, each on a four-game winning streak. This game will be an important test for the Flames who are trying to pick up much needed points while facing the NHL's top team.
The Flames came back to beat the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night 2-1. Down 1-0, they rallied to force overtime before Dennis Wideman scored the winner with less than a minute to play in extra time. Overall they are a well-rounded team who make up for inadequacies with hard work. In order to stay in the playoff picture they need to continue to grind every single time game. A key to this game against the Ducks is turning defense into offense. The Flames have the ability to activate the defense to offense with quick puck movement up the ice.
Anaheim has been the most consistent team in the NHL this season and have the most points to show for it with 66. If you were to pick any team to go out and pick up a win on any night, it's the Ducks. The sportsbook has the Ducks paying off with NHL odds of +850 as a future bet to win the 2014-15 Stanley Cup. It's only January but this is a team that has all the characteristics to fly win it all.
With a win the Flames can mark their longest win streak of the season and finish off their current road trip undefeated. The Flames have a great opportunity to finish the first half of the season on a high note and pick up a difficult win against the Ducks headed into All-Star break. The Ducks are a big and strong team but the underdog has a lot more to prove tonight. The Flames are +170 on the money line and will give it their all to pull off the upset.
* Betting lines mentioned in this article are subject to change due to time sensitivity. Please visit the sports betting lines for up to date odds.
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