Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/27/2019
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+136) Coyotes (-150)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (14-8-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Anaheim Ducks (11-11-3, 7th in the Pacific Division) at Gila River Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The odds on this game have the Ducks priced at +136 and the Coyotes are at -150. The total opens at 5.5. The Ducks are covering 44.0% of the time, having gone 11-14 SU. The Coyotes are covering 50.0% of the time, going 11-11 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 11 wins and 11 losses, putting them at 7th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 68 goals which puts them at 9th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, putting them at 24th in the NHL. The Ducks have compiled a total of 25 points, which puts them at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the Western Conference. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 728 which puts them at 11th in the West and 22nd in the NHL. As a team, Anaheim has racked up a total of 371 hits which means they have an average of 14.8 per game. They have compiled a total of 260 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 1,112 mins in goal this year. Gibson is surrendering an average of 2.86 goals per contest which puts him at 14th among West goaltenders and 27th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 53 goals. He's earned a save % of .912 which puts him at 13th among West goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 victory against the New York Islanders in their previous game. The Ducks offense showed they have some room for improvement in this win. While out there on the ice, they converted 3 out of the 23 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Anaheim earned a total of 9 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks was 28 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 38.9%. Their Fenwick was 23 while the Fenwick against sat at 29, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.2%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 15 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 32.3% and they had a PDO of 116.7 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the New York Islanders tallied 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 9 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Coyotes will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 14 wins and 8 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the conference and 10th in the league with +11. They have earned a total of 68 goals for the season which ranks 10th in the conference. Arizona has a team save percentage of .930 which is good for 1st in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.0% ranking them 11th in the conference. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a good season by giving up only 1.98 GAA and that ranks him 1st among Western Conference goaltenders and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 968 mins he has been on the ice, he's allowed 32 goals. He has a save percentage of .934, which has him sitting 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes opposed the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Coyotes took a loss by a score of 4 - 3. In their game, Arizona earned a 43.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 43 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate was 43.8% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Oilers having earned a 41 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.4 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 39.8%. The Coyotes notched 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those chances. In discussing the opposition, the Oilers had 1 power play attempt and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Arizona conceded 37 shots on goal and the Oilers earned 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+136)
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