Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/27/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-200) Ducks (+165)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (20-14-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) go to Honda Center on Friday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks (15-18-4, 7th in the Pacific Division). The Golden Knights open this game at -200 while the Ducks are priced at +165. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Golden Knights are covering 46.0% of the time, having gone 17-20 SU. Anaheim covers 35.3% of the time, going 12-22 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this matchup with a record of 20 victories and 14 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 119 goals which has them at 4th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 18th in the league. The Golden Knights currently have a total of 46 points, which has them at 9th in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,360 which has them at 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. As a unit, Vegas has obtained a total of 1,019 hits which means they are averaging 25.5 per game. They currently have a total of 454 blocks for this season. The goalie for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,518 mins minding the net for the season. Fleury is allowing an average of 2.81 goals against average which puts him at 12th among Western Conference goalies and 26th in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 71 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910 which puts him at 17th among Western Conference goalies.
The Vegas Golden Knights will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7 - 3 defeat against the Colorado Avalanche the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights had a middle of the road offensive outing in this defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 32 shots they tried. They also had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. Vegas had 17 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 47 and the Corsi against was 55 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 46.1%. Their Fenwick was 38 while the Fenwick against was 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.9%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 35 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 44.2% and they had a PDO of 98.2 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Colorado Avalanche put up 38 shots. They had 9 minutes in the box and they earned 5 power play chances.
The Ducks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 15 victories and 18 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they rank 13th in the West and 27th in the league with -20. They currently have a total of 93 goals for the season which has them at 15th in the Western Conference. Anaheim has a save percentage as a team of .903 which has them sitting 21st in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.5% ranking them 13th in the conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an average year by giving up 2.88 goals per game and that has him ranked 17th among West goalies and 35th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,606 mins he has been on the ice, he's given up 77 goals. He has a save percentage of .907, which has him placed 19th among West goalies and 38th among goalies in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks opposed the New York Rangers in a matchup where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a score of 5 - 1. In this outing, Anaheim wound up with a 44.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 33 while their opponent had a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick rate was 39.7% by notching a Fenwick of 25 and the Rangers earning a 38 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Anaheim played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO was 92.1 and their oZS percentage was 35.3%. The Ducks scored 1 goal of the 20 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Rangers had 5 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Anaheim gave way to 41 shots on goal and the Rangers ended up with a total of 29 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-200)
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