Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+120) Ducks (-133)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (11-12-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (11-14-2, 8th in the Pacific Division) on Monday. The Ducks open this contest at -133 while the Kings are priced at +120. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Kings cover 40.7% of the time, having gone 11-16 SU. The Ducks cover 40.7% of the time, going 11-16 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings step onto the ice with a record of 11 victories and 14 losses, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 70 goals which is 14th in the Western Conference and 25th in the league. Their goal differential is -19, which puts them at 29th in the league. The Kings currently have a total of 24 pts, which is 28th in the league and 15th in the conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 937 which is 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. As a team, Los Angeles has obtained a total of 407 hits which means they are averaging 15.1 per game. They currently have a total of 274 blocks for this season. Looking after the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has played a total of 1,070 minutes in net for the season. Quick is surrendering an average of 3.36 goals per contest which has him sitting 24th in the West and 45th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's allowed 60 goals. He has a save % of .882 which has him sitting 26th in the West.
The Los Angeles Kings came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2 - 1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets in their last game. The Kings could have played much better offensively in this victory. For this game, they finished 2 out of the 34 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score a goal. Los Angeles racked up 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings was 52 and the Corsi against was 44 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 while the Fenwick against was 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They took 21 face-off wins and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 55.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.2 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Winnipeg Jets tallied a total of 34 shots. They finished with 0 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Ducks are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 11 wins and 12 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league with -10. They have a total of 71 goals for the year which has them ranked at 13th in the West. Anaheim has a save % as a team of .905 which currently has them sitting 18th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.0% putting them at 9th in the Western Conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an average year by allowing 2.86 goals per game and that has him ranked 16th among West goaltenders and 28th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,237 mins he's played this year, he has allowed 59 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910, which has him placed 16th among West goaltenders and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks went up against the Winnipeg Jets in an outing where the Ducks took the loss by a final score of 3 - 0. For this matchup, Anaheim wound up with a 53.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 31 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 27. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.3% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Jets finishing with a 21 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 83.3 and their percentage of oZS was 60.9%. The Ducks scored 0 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Jets had 4 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Anaheim allowed 20 shots on goal and the Jets earned 11 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+120)
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