Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (9-8-1, 6th in the Pacific Division) will play the Detroit Red Wings (6-12-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Red Wings priced at +149 and the Ducks are at -165. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Red Wings are covering 31.6% of the time, having gone 6-13 SU. Anaheim is covering 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 12 losses, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 42 goals which is good for 14th in the East and 29th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -30, ranking them 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings have compiled a total of 13 points, which is good for 28th in the NHL and 15th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 571 which is good for 5th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the NHL. As a unit, Detroit has obtained a total of 271 hits which means they are averaging 14.3 per contest. They have compiled a total of 203 blocks for the year. The man in the crease for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played 526 minutes defending the net for the season. Howard is giving up an average of 3.99 goals per game which places him at 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 47th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he has given up 35 goals. He has a save % of .887 which places him at 23rd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in their previous game. The Red Wings offense didn't overly impress in the victory. For this matchup, they netted 3 out of the 19 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Detroit had 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 19 and the Corsi against was 33 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 36.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 16 while the Fenwick against was 21, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 43.2%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 41.7% and they had a PDO of 101.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights earned 19 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Ducks will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 9 wins and 8 losses. Regarding goal differential, they sit 10th in the conference and 22nd in the league with -2. They have compiled a total of 47 goals for this year which is 10th in the West. Anaheim has a team save % of .916 which currently has them ranked 8th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.1% which is good for 7th in the conference. In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.80 goals per game and that places him 13th in the West and 24th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 813 minutes he's played, he has given up 38 goals. His save % is .915, which has him placed 10th in the West and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks squared up with the Edmonton Oilers in an outing where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 6 - 2. In this outing, Anaheim wound up with a 58.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 41 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 29. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.4% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Oilers ending the game with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Anaheim played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 83.0 and their percentage of oZS was 50.5%. The Ducks converted 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game but were not able to net one. On the other side of the ice, the Oilers had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 2 goals. Anaheim conceded 31 shots on goal and the Oilers ended up with 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+149)
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