Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -135 and the Ducks at +110.
Vegas has a record of 24-15-4 this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 130 goals and surrendered 115 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-19-0 and an over/under record of 20-21-0. Anaheim has a record of 19-15-7 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have scored 102 goals and given up 120 for a goal differential of -18. Their record against the spread is 19-22-0 while their over/under mark is 14-24-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 24-19-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 20-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 19-22-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 14-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
12/29/18 D Colin Miller Undisclosed IR (12/29)
11/07/18 LW Erik Haula Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/19 D Brad Hunt Personal is questionable Friday vs Anaheim
01/02/19 LW Max Pacioretty Lower Body is questionable Friday vs Anaheim
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/12/18 C Rickard Rakell Ankle is out indefinitely
12/12/18 GO Ryan Miller MCL is out indefinitely
11/15/18 D Cam Fowler Facial is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Korbinian Holzer Wrist is out indefinitely
10/01/18 RW Patrick Eaves Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RW Corey Perry Knee is out indefinitely
Jon Marchessault has scored 30 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 13 goals this season with 155 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 15 goals on 91 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 23 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,029 shots against him and he's surrendered 91 goals. He's made 938 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Brandon Montour has 20 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 5 goals this year with 82 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 23.3 minutes played per contest. Ryan Getzlaf averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 9 goals on 82 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. John Gibson has 15 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 1,072 shots against him and he's given up 81 goals. He's made 991 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 52 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 130 goals while giving up 115 scores, which has them ranked 9th and 20th respectively. They have had 131 power play chances and scored 26 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.17% for the year. They allow 28 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 17th in the league with a total of 45 points this season. They have 17 power play goals on 115 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 27th in the NHL. They've given up 145 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 28th with a total of 102 goals scored while they've given up 120 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 28 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.99%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.7%, as they've attempted 2,744 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,274 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54.1% as they have 1,994 attempts while they have given up 1,694 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 54.3% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.7% for the season. That is 26th overall in the NHL. They have 1,252 face-off wins compared to 1,298 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,160 hits and they have blocked 580 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Ducks are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 1,271 face-off wins compared to 1,147 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.6%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Anaheim has 924 hits and they have blocked 602 shots from the opposition, which is 6th in the league. Anaheim is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.7% as they've attempted 2,169 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,581 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.1% ranks 30th as they have 1,625 attempts while they have given up 1,979 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Ducks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim +110
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim +110
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