Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/29/2019
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+102) Ducks (-113)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (11-11-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) host the Winnipeg Jets (15-9-1, 3rd in the Central Division) at Honda Center on Friday, November 29, 2019. The Jets open this game at +102 while the Ducks are priced at -113. The over/under has been set at 79.5. The Jets cover 56.5% of the time, having gone 13-10 SU. The Ducks cover 42.3% of the time, going 11-15 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 15 victories and 9 losses, putting them at 3rd in the Central Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 71 goals which is good for 8th in the West and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, putting them at 20th in the NHL. The Jets have earned a total of 31 pts, which is good for 11th in the NHL and 5th in the West. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 798 which is good for 6th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL. As a unit, Winnipeg has collected a total of 423 hits which means they are averaging 16.9 per contest. They have earned a total of 219 blocks for this season. Protecting the goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,126 minutes in net for the campaign. Hellebuyck is giving up an average of 2.34 goals per contest which places him at 5th among Western Conference goalies and 7th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he has allowed 44 goals. His save percentage is .930 which places him at 4th among Western Conference goalies.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 1 victory against the San Jose Sharks their last time out. The Jets had a impressive offensive output in the win. In this outing, they converted 5 of the 26 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Winnipeg earned a total of 34 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Jets was 21 and the Corsi against was 37 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 36.2%. Their Fenwick was 18 and the Fenwick against was 25, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.9%. They took 15 face-off wins and lost 16 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 47.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 121.4 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the San Jose Sharks put up 33 shots. They finished with 18 penalty mins and they earned 6 power play attempts.
The Ducks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 11 wins and 11 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 11th in the conference and 24th in the NHL with -7. They have a total of 71 goals for this season which ranks them 10th in the West. Anaheim has a team save percentage of .906 which has them sitting 15th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% which puts them at 9th in the conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.86 goals per contest and that places him 15th among West goaltenders and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,177 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 56 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .911, which places him at 14th among West goaltenders and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks went up against the Arizona Coyotes in an outing where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a final of 4 - 3. While out there on the ice, Anaheim earned a 55.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 48 and the other team having a Corsi of 39. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.6% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Coyotes earning a 31 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 103.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Ducks scored 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for their opponent, the Coyotes had 2 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Anaheim allowed 28 shots on goal and the Coyotes had 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+102)
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