Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Anaheim Ducks head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Ducks at +105 and the Kings at -130.
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Anaheim had a record of 46-23-13 last year and away from home they had a record of 17-15-9. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They tallied 223 goals and surrendered 200 goals for a point differential of +23. For the year they had an ATS mark of 56-43-0 and an over/under record of 37-40-0. Los Angeles finished with a record of 39-35-8 including 23-16-2 on home ice last year. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They scored 201 goals and gave up 205 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread was 39-43-0 while their over/under mark was 24-37-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks were 56-43-0 straight up last year
The Anaheim Ducks were 37-40-0 against the over/under last season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 39-43-0 straight up last year
The Los Angeles Kings were 24-37-0 against the over/under last season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
9/28/2017 Kevin Bieksa D Lower Body
9/28/2017 Patrick Eaves RW Lower Body
9/28/2017 Ryan Miller G Upper Body
9/27/2017 Ryan Getzlaf C Lower Body
9/15/2017 Ryan Kesler C Hip
9/15/2017 Hampus Lindholm D Shoulder
9/15/2017 Sami Vatanen D Shoulder
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
9/13/2017 Marian Gaborik RW Knee
Ryan Getzlaf scored 70 total points last year for the Ducks. He had 15 goals last season with 138 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 55 assists on the year and averaged 21.1 minutes played per contest. Corey Perry averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 19 goals on 214 attempts. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the year. John Gibson had 25 wins and 16 losses last season in goal for the Ducks. He had 1,437 shots against him and he surrendered 109 goals. He made 1,328 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jeff Carter had 63 total points last season for the Kings. He had 32 goals last year with 246 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 31 assists on the year and averaged 18 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averaged 20.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 148 attempts. He had 37 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Jonathan Quick had 8 wins and 5 losses last season in net for the Kings. He had 421 shots against him and he gave up 35 goals. He made 386 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks had 105 total points last year, which was 6th in the NHL. They scored 223 goals while giving up 200 scores, which had them ranked 17th and 27th respectively. They had 251 power play chances and scored 47 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That was 17th in the league. The Ducks gave up 281 power play opportunities and surrendered 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They averaged 30 shots per contest and as a team shot 9.20% for the year. They allowed 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 92%, which was 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings were 22nd in the league with a total of 86 points last season. They had 46 power play goals on 241 chances for a percentage of 19%. That was 15th in the NHL. They gave up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Kings were 26th with a total of 201 goals scored while they gave up 205 goals last season, ranking 25th in goals against. They averaged 31 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 7.87%. As a unit they gave up 26 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 24th overall in the NHL.
The Ducks started possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 52.1% for the year. That ranked them 28th and 3rd respectively in the NHL. They had 2,687 face-off wins as opposed to 2,226 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 54.7%. That was 1st in the league. On defense Anaheim had 2,146 hits and they blocked 1,148 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 16th in blocked shots. Anaheim was ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they tried 4,579 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,657 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 14th in the NHL at 49.6%, as they had 3,457 shots while they gave up 3,509 attempts on defense.
Los Angeles was 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 54.8%, as they attempted 5,008 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,139 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.6% as they had 3,689 attempts while they gave up 3,062 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 2nd in the league. The Kings started possessions in the offensive zone 56.2% of the time, which was 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 43.8% for the season. That was 30th overall in the NHL. They had 2,512 face-off wins compared to 2,436 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.8%. That ranked them 8th in the league. On defense Los Angeles had 2,323 hits and they blocked 1,077 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
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