Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Point Spread Picks 10/27/2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (7-5-0, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Anaheim Ducks (6-5-0, 6th in the Pacific Division) at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the Ducks priced at +140 and the Golden Knights are at -155. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Ducks are covering 54.6% of the time, having gone 6-5 SU. Vegas covers 50.0% of the time, going 5-5 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 5 defeats, ranking them 6th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 25 goals which ranks them 13th in the West and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 18th in the NHL. The Ducks currently have a total of 12 pts, which ranks them 18th in the NHL and 9th in the Western Conference. In connection with shots on goal, they currently have a total of 316 which ranks them 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the NHL. As a team, Anaheim has a total of 158 hits which means they are averaging 14.4 per game. They currently have a total of 105 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 513 minutes minding the goal for the season. Gibson is conceding 2.22 GAA which places him at 5th among West goalies and 7th in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 19 goals. He has a save percentage of .927 which places him at 6th among West goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the losing side of the ice with a 2 - 1 loss to the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Ducks could have played much better offensively in this defeat. In this matchup, they netted 1 of the 30 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Anaheim had 4 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 41 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 22, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 56.0%. They won 21 face-off wins and lost 30 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 56.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.5 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Dallas Stars earned a total of 29 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Golden Knights are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 7 victories and 5 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are currently sitting 7th in the conference and 17th in the NHL with +1. They have a total of 35 goals for the year which is 3rd in the Western Conference. Vegas has a save percentage as a team of .917 which has them ranked 9th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 8.5% which puts them at 9th in the West. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.32 goals against average and that has him ranked 7th among West goalies and 11th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 620 mins he has played, he has surrendered 24 goals. He holds a save percentage of .930, which has him placed 4th among West goalies and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Vegas Golden Knights played the Colorado Avalanche in a game where the Golden Knights ended up losing by a mark of 6 - 1. While out there on the ice, Vegas had a 41.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 33 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 47. They had a Fenwick percentage of 40.7% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Avalanche having a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 90.2 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 46.4%. The Golden Knights scored 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Avalanche had 3 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. Vegas conceded 40 shots on goal and the Avalanche racked up a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+140)
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