Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/20/2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (6-2-0, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Calgary Flames (4-3-1, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Honda Center on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The Flames open this contest at +118 while the Ducks are priced at -130. The over/under is set at 6. The Flames are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 3-4 SU. The Ducks are covering 75.0% of the time, going 6-2 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 4 victories and 3 defeats, ranking them 4th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 22 goals which ranks them 8th in the conference and 16th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, ranking them 18th in the league. The Flames have compiled a total of 9 points, which ranks them 13th in the league and 6th in the West. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 260 which ranks them 4th in the West and 9th in the league. As a team, Calgary has racked up a total of 98 hits which means they are averaging 12.3 per game. They have compiled a total of 76 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has played 424 mins minding the goal this season. Rittich is allowing an average of 2.55 GAA which places him at 8th among Western Conference goalies and 14th in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 18 goals. His save % is .919 which places him at 7th among Western Conference goalies.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in their last game. The Flames had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. In this game, they converted 5 of the 36 shots they tried. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to net 2 goals out of those chances. Calgary had a total of 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 50 and the Corsi against was 37 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, telling us they have a rate of 50.8%. They took 20 face-off wins and lost 13 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.8 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings tallied a total of 28 shots. They ended the game with 21 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Ducks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 6 wins and 2 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in the league with +8. They currently have a total of 22 goals for the year which ranks 7th in the West. Anaheim has a team save % of .941 which has them sitting 3rd in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 9.6% putting them at 7th in the conference. In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a solid season by surrendering only 1.85 goals per game and that has him ranked 2nd among Western Conference goalies and 5th in the NHL among goalies. In the 356 mins he's played this season, he's given up 11 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .941, which ranks him 2nd among Western Conference goalies and 5th in the NHL among goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks played the Carolina Hurricanes in a game where the Ducks notched a victory by a mark of 4 - 2. In this game, Anaheim wound up with a 43.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 28 while their opponent had a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate came in at 37.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 18 and the Hurricanes earning a 30 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 115.0 and their oZS percentage was 55.6%. The Ducks converted 4 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Hurricanes had 3 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal on that attempt. Anaheim allowed 24 shots on goal and the Hurricanes had 7 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+118)
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