The Flames Have Lost 26 Straight Games in Anaheim
Three things of note occurred in the sports world. Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points on the Raptors, Barry Bonds passed Babe Ruth about the all time home run list and the Calgary Flames earned their final win against the Ducks in Anaheim.
I am obviously being a little facetious there around the previous point but with all the Flames’ 4-1 loss to the Ducks at the Honda Center back in November pushing their losing streak in Anaheim to 26 matches, it’s one worth speaking about.
If you have been riding this stroke of good luck for the Ducks and bet on Anaheim in all 26 of these games, congratulations — you are $1600 richer.To put into context exactly how awful that this series is, consider that the Flames have had six different head coaches and played with 897 regular-season games since they last won a match at the O.C.. After the Flames got their last gruesome in Anaheim, the Ducks flew their flag under the colours of turquoise and purple and had the namesake of a specially quacky’90s film. So Calgary, maybe you should channel the energy from this Gordon Bombay-coached Mighty Ducks staff and keep swingin’ — perhaps you’ll give them a cold.
What exactly does all this imply for bettors? That is a little unclear. Both teams are involved in a tight, tight four-way race for the Pacific Division crown and both are excelling down the stretch. Their assembly Saturday is a possible preview of a first-round playoff series and with a great deal at stake, expect the Flames and Ducks to leave everything on the table.
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Anaheim, though, will be on the next half of a back-to-back and enjoying their third match in four days. The Ducks have not been especially good in this specific scenario, going 1-7 up in their past eight games on the next half of a yearlong and were actually beaten by the Flames 8-3 at the Saddledome back in December a day after enjoying the Oilers — the exact same team they’ll be playing the day before their matchup with Calgary.
That 8-3 win which the Flames earned against the Ducks earlier this season ended a long run of futility for Calgary in its series with Anaheim and stopped an eight-game losing string. The Ducks have also cashed the puckline eight times in their last 10 matchups with the Flames, including four times in a row because the house favorite.
The Flames will be the gambling underdog in this one given their history against the Ducks, but do not be a square. Analyze the matchup on Sunday, see who is playing in net for the two teams and check the injury reports. This time of year may be redeemed for bettors with trainers trying to present their celebrities some rest going into the playoffs and you do not need to end up on the incorrect end of an AHL goalie call-up.
I can not tell you who to bet on in this one but if you know of a few curse against the Flames that I’m unaware of, by all means, don’t hesitate to let me know so that I could cash in too.
Here’s a glance in their last 10 matchups: