Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, Free NHL Picks 2/16/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+165) Canucks (-183)
Rogers Arena is the site where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (32-21-5, 1st in the Pacific Division) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (23-27-7, 7th in the Pacific Division) on Sunday. The Ducks open this contest at +165 while the Canucks are coming in at -183. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Ducks are covering 34.6% of the time, having gone 18-34 SU. Vancouver is covering 52.7% of the time, going 29-26 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 23 wins and 27 losses, putting them at 7th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 142 goals which is 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -37, putting them at 26th in the NHL. The Ducks have a total of 53 points, which is 27th in the NHL and 14th in the Western Conference. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 1,718 which is 12th in the West and 24th in the NHL. As a unit, Anaheim has obtained a total of 1,182 hits which means they are averaging 20.4 per contest. They have a total of 634 blocks for this season. The goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has totaled 2,489 mins minding the net for the year. Gibson is conceding 3.04 goals per contest which has him sitting 26th among West goalies and 49th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he has given up 126 goals. He holds a save % of .902 which has him sitting 27th among West goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 0 defeat to the Calgary Flames in their last game. The Ducks didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In this outing, they finished 0 of the 44 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances but didn't net one. Anaheim racked up a total of 9 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 66 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 60.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 50 while the Fenwick against was 35, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 58.8%. They won 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.2% and they had a PDO of 81.5 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Calgary Flames racked up a total of 32 shots. They had 13 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Canucks will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 32 wins and 21 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they rank 3rd in the conference and 10th in the league with +14. They have compiled a total of 187 goals for the season which has them ranked at 2nd in the Western Conference. Vancouver has a save % as a team of .910 which has them sitting 10th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 10.5% which puts them at 4th in the Western Conference. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average campaign by giving up 2.74 GAA and that places him 10th among Western Conference goalies and 25th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,429 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has given up 111 goals. His save % is .918, which puts him at 10th among Western Conference goalies and 16th among goalies in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Canucks ended up with the victory by a tally of 3 - 0. While out there on the ice, Vancouver wound up with a 29.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 26 while the opposition had a Corsi of 62. Their Fenwick percentage was 29.0% by notching a Fenwick of 20 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 49 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vancouver had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO at even strength was 114.3 and their percentage of oZS was 28.3%. The Canucks scored 3 goals of the 20 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding the opposition, the Blackhawks had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Vancouver conceded 49 shots on goal and the Blackhawks racked up 16 minutes in the box.
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Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-183)
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