Anaheim Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+140) Jets (-155)
Bell MTS Place is the site where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (17-10-2, 3rd in the Central Division) will play the Anaheim Ducks (12-13-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Ducks coming in at +140 and the Jets are at -155. The total opens at 5.5. The Ducks cover 41.4% of the time, having gone 12-17 SU. The Jets cover 55.6% of the time, going 15-12 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 12 wins and 13 defeats, which puts them at 7th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 77 goals which is good for 13th in the West and 25th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -9, which puts them at 24th in the NHL. The Ducks have a total of 28 points, which is good for 26th in the NHL and 14th in the Western Conference. When looking at shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 835 which is good for 15th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a group, Anaheim currently has a total of 438 hits which means they are averaging 15.1 per game. They have a total of 289 blocks for the season. The man in goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 1,237 mins in net for the season. Gibson is allowing an average of 2.86 goals per contest which has him placed 17th among Western Conference goaltenders and 30th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 59 goals. He has a save percentage of .910 which has him placed 16th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 2 loss against the Washington Capitals in their last contest. The Ducks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Anaheim earned 38 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 31 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 61.3%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against was 27, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 59.1%. They took 17 face-off wins and lost 15 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 62.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.0 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Washington Capitals earned 36 shots. They had a total of 28 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play chances.
The Jets will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 17 wins and 10 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the West and 14th in the league with +3. They have earned a total of 82 goals for the year which has them at 9th in the West. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .918 which is good for 6th in the league, which means they are a tough group to score against. They have a shooting percentage of 8.9% ranking them 9th in the West. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average season by giving up 2.20 GAA and that places him 3rd among Western Conference goalies and 7th in the NHL. In the 1,307 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 48 goals. He's earned a save % of .934, which has him sitting 2nd among Western Conference goalies and 3rd in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets played the Dallas Stars in an outing where the Jets went home in defeat by a final score of 3 - 2. In their game, Winnipeg wound up with a 51.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.5% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Stars ending the game with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO at even strength was 103.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 70.2%. The Jets scored 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Stars had 5 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 2 goals. Winnipeg allowed 39 shots on goal and the Stars earned a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+140)
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