Coyotes vs. Ducks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/20
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-117) Ducks (+106)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (19-25-5, 7th in the Pacific Division) host the Arizona Coyotes (26-20-5, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Honda Center on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The Ducks open this game at +106 while the Coyotes are coming in at -117. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 45.7% of the time, having gone 21-25 SU. Anaheim is covering 33.3% of the time, going 15-30 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes step onto the ice with a record of 26 victories and 20 losses, ranking them 4th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 141 goals which puts them at 10th in the Western Conference and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, ranking them 15th in the NHL. The Coyotes have a total of 57 points, which puts them at 18th in the NHL and 8th in the West. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,588 which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL. As a unit, Arizona currently has a total of 953 hits which means they have an average of 18.7 per contest. They have a total of 620 blocks for this season. The man protecting the goal for Arizona is Antti Raanta from Rauma, Finland. He is 30 years old and has racked up 1,164 mins in goal for the campaign. Raanta is conceding 2.94 goals per game which places him at 20th among West goaltenders and 39th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 57 goals. He has a save % of .912 which places him at 15th among West goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes had a rough game after their 7 - 3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers their last time out. The Coyotes played like an average offensive team in the loss. In their game, they netted 3 out of the 30 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and notched 2 goals out of those tries. Arizona racked up 8 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 41 and the Corsi against was 41 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, telling us they have a rate of 49.2%. They took 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 33.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 81.4 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 27 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Ducks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 19 wins and 25 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they sit 14th in the West and 28th in the league with -33. They have a total of 120 goals for the season which has them sitting at 15th in the Western Conference. Anaheim has a team save % of .901 which currently has them ranked 23rd in the league, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.2% which puts them at 14th in the conference. In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 2.99 goals per game and that has him 25th in the West and 46th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,207 mins he has played this year, he has allowed 110 goals. His save percentage is .905, which puts him at 22nd in the West and 43rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks played the San Jose Sharks in an outing where the Ducks took the loss by a final score of 4 - 2. While out there on the ice, Anaheim went home with a 48.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 49 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 53. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.3% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Sharks finishing with a 44 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Anaheim had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 86.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 42.9%. The Ducks netted 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and converted 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Sharks had 1 power play opportunity but didn't tally a goal. Anaheim gave way to 31 shots on goal and the Sharks racked up 9 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (-117)
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