Anaheim Ducks vs. New Jersey Devils - 12/18/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (-138) Devils (+125)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (14-15-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Prudential Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the New Jersey Devils (10-17-5, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Ducks coming in at -138 and the Devils are at +125. The total has been set at 6. The Ducks cover 38.7% of the time, having gone 12-19 SU. New Jersey is covering 29.0% of the time, going 9-22 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 14 victories and 15 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 85 goals which ranks them 15th in the conference and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -11, ranking them 23rd in the league. The Ducks have earned a total of 32 points, which ranks them 27th in the league and 14th in the Western Conference. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 980 which ranks them 14th in the Western Conference and 28th in the league. As a team, Anaheim has earned a total of 658 hits which has them averaging 19.9 per game. They have earned a total of 370 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has racked up 1,483 minutes minding the goal for the season. Gibson is surrendering an average of 2.79 goals per contest which has him ranked 13th in the West and 27th among goalies in the NHL. So far this year, he's allowed 69 goals. He holds a save % of .910 which has him ranked 17th in the West.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win over the New York Rangers their last time out. The Ducks had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In this game, they scored on 4 out of the 42 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 2 goals out of those tries. Anaheim had 6 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Ducks was 55 and the Corsi against at even strength was 49 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 52.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 46 and the Fenwick against was 41, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They won 34 face-off wins at even strength and lost 13 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 69.0% and they had a PDO of 93.4 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the New York Rangers tallied a total of 32 shots. They had 10 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The Devils will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 17 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL with -35. They currently have a total of 76 goals for the year which is good for 16th in the East. New Jersey has a save % as a team of .888 which is good for 28th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.6% which puts them at 15th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having an average season by surrendering 2.85 goals per game and that has him ranked 19th in the East and 34th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,348 minutes he's played this season, he's surrendered 64 goals. He holds a save % of .908, which puts him at 17th in the East and 34th in the NHL among goalies.
The New Jersey Devils opposed the Arizona Coyotes in a matchup where the Devils got the victory by a mark of 2 - 1. In this matchup, New Jersey earned a 40.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 40 while their opponent had a Corsi of 60. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.5% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Coyotes earning a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 107.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.4%. The Devils scored 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Coyotes had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. New Jersey gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+125)
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