Anaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators NHL Tips 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (6-3-0, 2nd in the Pacific Division) go to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (4-3-1, 3rd in the Central Division). The Predators open this contest at -165 while the Ducks are coming in at +149. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Ducks are covering 66.7% of the time, having gone 6-3 SU. Nashville is covering 50.0% of the time, going 4-4 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 6 wins and 3 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 23 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the West and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is +7, which is good for 7th in the league. The Ducks currently have a total of 12 points, which has them ranked at 9th in the league and 4th in the West. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 259 which has them ranked at 7th in the West and 16th in the league. As a team, Anaheim has collected a total of 140 hits which means they have an average of 15.6 per game. They currently have a total of 83 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has racked up 415 minutes in net for the campaign. Gibson is surrendering an average of 1.88 goals per contest which has him sitting 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 13 goals. His save % is .939 which has him sitting 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 defeat to the Calgary Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Ducks offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In this matchup, they scored on 1 of the 30 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Anaheim earned a total of 0 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 51 giving them a Corsi percentage of 46.3%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.9%. They won 23 face-off wins and lost 18 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 48.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.1 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Calgary Flames tallied a total of 29 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they notched 0 power play chances.
The Predators will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 4 victories and 3 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they currently sit 7th in the conference and 14th in the league with +2. They have a total of 32 goals for this season which puts them at 2nd in the conference. Nashville has a save percentage as a team of .879 which has them sitting 29th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 12.3% putting them at 2nd in the conference. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.56 goals per contest and that places him 9th among West goaltenders and 16th in the NHL. In the 305 minutes he has played, he has surrendered 13 goals. His save percentage is .913, which has him sitting 11th among West goaltenders and 21st in the NHL.
The Nashville Predators opposed the Florida Panthers in a matchup where the Predators took a loss by a tally of 3 - 2. For this game, Nashville wound up with a 59.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 49 while their opponent had a Corsi of 34. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Panthers ending the game with a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 100.3 and their percentage of oZS was 41.8%. The Predators notched 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Panthers had 2 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal on that attempt. Nashville gave up 30 shots on goal and the Panthers earned 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-165)
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