New York Islanders vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/25/2019
Game: New York Islanders vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-125) Ducks (+113)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (10-11-3, 7th in the Pacific Division) host the New York Islanders (16-3-2, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at Honda Center on Monday, November 25, 2019. The odds on this game have the Islanders priced at -125 and the Ducks are at +113. The total opens at 5.5. The Islanders cover 73.7% of the time, having gone 14-5 SU. Anaheim covers 41.7% of the time, going 10-14 straight up.
The New York Islanders step onto the ice with a record of 16 wins and 3 losses, putting them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 66 goals which is 11th in the conference and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is +15, putting them at 4th in the league. The Islanders currently have a total of 34 points, which is 3rd in the league and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. With regard to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 602 which is 16th in the East and 31st in the league. As a group, New York currently has a total of 502 hits which has them averaging 23.9 per game. They currently have a total of 298 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played a total of 640 minutes minding the net for the season. Varlamov is conceding an average of 2.63 goals per contest which places him at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 15th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 28 goals. He has a save % of .913 which places him at 6th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Islanders were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 loss against the San Jose Sharks their last time out. The Islanders had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. For this matchup, they scored on 1 of the 28 shots they tried. They also had 6 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. New York ended up with a total of 7 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 36 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 21 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 25, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 45.7%. They earned 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 15 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 49.1% and they had a PDO of 96.0 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the San Jose Sharks tallied a total of 26 shots. They had 17 penalty minutes and they had 1 power play opportunity.
The Ducks will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 10 victories and 11 losses. When discussing goal differential, they rank 11th in the West and 24th in the league with -10. They currently have a total of 65 goals for the season which has them at 11th in the Western Conference. Anaheim has a save percentage as a team of .904 which has them sitting 16th in the league, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% which puts them at 9th in the West. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.02 goals per contest and that has him 15th among West goaltenders and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,052 minutes he has been on the ice, he has given up 53 goals. His save percentage is .908, which has him ranked 15th among West goaltenders and 27th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks squared up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in an outing where the Ducks ended up losing by a score of 6 - 2. In this game, Anaheim had a 55.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 40 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 32. They had a Fenwick percentage of 59.3% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Lightning having earned a 22 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Anaheim had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 84.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 64.2%. The Ducks scored 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. As for their opponent, the Lightning had 3 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 3 goals. Anaheim gave way to 27 shots on goal and the Lightning ended up with a total of 12 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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