Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Hockey Betting Tips 10/18/2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
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Ondrej Kase and the Anaheim Ducks (5-2-0, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Carolina Hurricanes (6-2-0, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) at Honda Center on Friday, October 18, 2019. The Ducks open this game at +103 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -114. The total is set at 5.5. The Hurricanes cover 71.4% of the time, having gone 5-2 SU. Anaheim is covering 71.4% of the time as well, going 5-2 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 defeat against the San Jose Sharks their last time out. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In this game, they converted 2 of the 38 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Carolina earned 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 24 giving them a Corsi percentage of 66.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against sat at 16, which gave them a rate of 68.0%. They earned 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 41.7% and they had a PDO of 86.3 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks put up 22 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they had 4 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 12 total points this season, which ranks them 1st in the NHL. They are 5th in the league in goals scored with 27 while they've given up 21 goals, ranking them 13th overall. They have had 28 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 22nd in the NHL. The Hurricanes have allowed 36 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 18th in the league when short-handed. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.54% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 11th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Anaheim Ducks squared up with the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Ducks notched a win by a final of 5 - 2. In this game, Anaheim wound up with a 51.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 42 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.7% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Sabres having earned a 34 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 112.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.3%. The Ducks converted 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and converted 1 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Sabres had 7 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal on that chance. Anaheim conceded 33 shots on goal and the Sabres had 18 penalty minutes.
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The Ducks are 8th in the NHL with a total of 10 points this year. They have 1 power play goal on 18 opportunities for a percentage of 6%. That ranks them 28th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 26 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. That is 9th in the NHL. As a team, the Ducks are 16th in the league with 18 goals scored while they've given up 12 goals, which is 27th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.61%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Carolina is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.5%, as they've attempted 353 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 307 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.1% as they have 259 attempts while they have given up 229 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 192 face-off wins compared to 174 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That ranks them 7th in the league. On defense Carolina has 116 hits and they have blocked 78 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
The Ducks are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.6% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 130 face-off wins compared to 116 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 121 hits and they have blocked 66 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Anaheim is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've attempted 249 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 282 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.2% ranks 29th as they have 178 attempts while they have given up 216 shots on the defensive end.
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