Ducks vs Canadiens Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+160) Canadiens (-192)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (25-23-7, 5th in the Atlantic Division) play the Anaheim Ducks (22-26-5, 7th in the Pacific Division) at Bell Centre on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The Ducks open this contest at +160 while the Canadiens are priced at -192. The total opens at 5.5. The Ducks are covering 35.4% of the time, having gone 17-31 SU. The Canadiens are covering 41.2% of the time, going 21-30 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 22 wins and 26 losses, which is good for 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 132 goals which has them at 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -30, which is good for 27th in the NHL. The Ducks have compiled a total of 49 points, which has them at 27th in the NHL and 14th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,576 which has them at 13th in the Western Conference and 25th in the NHL. As a team, Anaheim has a total of 1,089 hits which means they are averaging 20.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 585 blocks for the year. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,388 minutes defending the net for the season. Gibson is allowing 2.96 goals per game which has him ranked 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 44th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he has given up 118 goals. He holds a save % of .905 which has him ranked 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in their last game. The Ducks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this victory. For this outing, they finished 3 out of the 28 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Anaheim racked up 10 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Ducks was 50 and the Corsi against was 37 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 31, which earned them a rate of 50.0%. They earned 13 face-off wins and lost 23 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 40.6% and they had a PDO of 108.7 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators tallied 32 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 5 power play opportunities.
The Canadiens will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 25 wins and 23 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the league with -1. They have a total of 168 goals for this season which ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has a save % as a team of .902 which has them sitting 17th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 8.8% ranking them 13th in the conference. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.75 goals per contest and that ranks him 15th in the East and 26th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,600 mins he has played this year, he's given up 119 goals. He holds a save % of .911, which has him sitting 14th in the East and 31st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens went up against the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Canadiens took home the win by a final of 5 - 4. For this game, Montreal earned a 67.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 59 and their opponent having a Corsi of 29. They had a Fenwick percentage of 61.3% with a Fenwick of 38 and the Devils having earned a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Montreal had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 97.5 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 66.8%. The Canadiens netted 5 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this one but were not able to net one. As for the opposition, the Devils had 5 power play attempts and were able to tally 2 goals. Montreal gave up 24 shots on goal and the Devils racked up 14 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+160)
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