Ducks vs Kings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+118) Kings (-130)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (20-25-5, 7th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Staples Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (19-28-5, 8th in the Pacific Division). The Kings open this contest at -130 while the Ducks are priced at +118. The total has been set at 6. The Ducks are covering 34.8% of the time, having gone 16-30 SU. Los Angeles is covering 36.5% of the time, going 19-33 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 20 victories and 25 defeats, which is good for 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 124 goals which has them sitting at 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -31, which is good for 27th in the league. The Ducks currently have a total of 45 pts, which has them sitting at 28th in the league and 14th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,494 which has them sitting at 13th in the conference and 26th in the league. As a team, Anaheim has a total of 1,028 hits which means they are averaging 20.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 553 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has played 2,267 mins defending the net for the season. Gibson is conceding 2.96 goals per contest which has him ranking 20th in the Western Conference and 39th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 112 goals. He holds a save percentage of .905 which has him ranking 22nd in the Western Conference.
The Anaheim Ducks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 2 win against the Arizona Coyotes in their previous contest. The Ducks had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. In this game, they netted 4 out of the 32 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Anaheim earned 10 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Ducks was 52 and the Corsi against was 39 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 57.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 and the Fenwick against was 29, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 59.7%. They took 17 face-off wins and lost 14 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 69.0% and they had a PDO of 99.8 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes earned a total of 27 shots. They had 8 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play attempts.
The Kings are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 19 victories and 28 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 14th in the West and 28th in the league with -32. They currently have a total of 130 goals for this season which has them sitting at 13th in the West. Los Angeles has a team save percentage of .892 which has them 27th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.4% which is good for 15th in the Western Conference. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a bad campaign by giving up 3.01 goals per game and that places him 25th among West goalies and 46th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,912 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 96 goals. He holds a save % of .895, which has him sitting 29th among West goalies and 57th in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings went up against the Arizona Coyotes in an outing where the Kings got the win by a final score of 3 - 2. For this game, Los Angeles went home with a 52.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 56 while the opposition had a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Coyotes earning a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles had and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 98.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.8%. The Kings netted 3 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one and scored 1 on that try. As for their opponent, the Coyotes had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Los Angeles gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Coyotes racked up a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+118)
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