Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (7-6-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Winnipeg Jets (6-6-0, 4th in the Central Division) at Honda Center on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The Jets open this matchup at +109 while the Ducks are coming in at -120. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Jets cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6 SU. The Ducks cover 53.9% of the time, going 7-6 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this matchup holding a record of 6 victories and 6 losses, which puts them at 4th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 30 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, which puts them at 24th in the league. The Jets currently have a total of 12 points, which has them sitting at 21st in the league and 10th in the Western Conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 398 which has them sitting at 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the league. As a group, Winnipeg currently has a total of 216 hits which means they have an average of 18 per game. They currently have a total of 95 blocks for the year. The man in net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has played 542 mins protecting the net for the season. Hellebuyck is giving up an average of 2.22 goals per game which has him ranking 5th among Western Conference goalies and 7th in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 20 goals. He holds a save percentage of .933 which has him ranking 3rd among Western Conference goalies.
The Winnipeg Jets had a good night with a 2 - 1 win against the Calgary Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Jets could have played much better offensively in this victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 45 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Winnipeg had a total of 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Jets was 54 and the Corsi against was 41 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.8%. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 57.7%. They earned 23 face-off wins and lost 13 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 36.3% and they had a PDO of 103.3 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Calgary Flames put up 30 shots. They finished with 10 penalty minutes and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Ducks will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 7 victories and 6 losses. In discussing goal differential, they rank 7th in the conference and 18th in the league with +1. They have earned a total of 32 goals for this season which puts them at 8th in the West. Anaheim has a save percentage as a team of .924 which has them sitting 3rd in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% ranking them 8th in the Western Conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an ok year by allowing 2.52 goals per contest and that ranks him 10th in the Western Conference and 15th among goalies in the NHL. In the 572 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 24 goals. He has a save % of .923, which has him placed 7th in the Western Conference and 10th among goalies in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks opposed the Vegas Golden Knights in a matchup where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5 - 2. In this matchup, Anaheim wound up with a 31.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 28 and their opponent having a Corsi of 60. Their Fenwick rate came in at 30.8% with a Fenwick of 20 and the Golden Knights having earned a 45 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 105.4 and they earned an oZS percentage of 43.3%. The Ducks scored 2 goals of the 15 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Golden Knights had 4 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. Anaheim gave up 49 shots on goal and the Golden Knights had a total of 2 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+109)
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