Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+115) Coyotes (-138)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (2-2-2) travel to Gila River Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (2-3-1). The Ducks open this game at +115 while the Coyotes are coming in at -138. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Ducks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3 - 1 win against the Avalanche in their previous contest. The Ducks had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 3 of the 15 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Anaheim had 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Ducks was 36 and the Corsi against was 55 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 39.6%. Their Fenwick was 22 while the Fenwick against sat at 36, giving them a rate of 37.9%. They took 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 16 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 39.7% and they had a PDO of 121.2 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Colorado Avalanche earned 33 shots. They finished with 6 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play attempts.
Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 11 goals (27th in hockey) this season and have allowed 14. For the current campaign, they have recorded 6 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Anaheim has accumulated 15 power play opportunities and they have scored 0 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 0.00%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have conceded 11 goals while notching 11. Anaheim has tried 148 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.4%. The Ducks have had 193 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .927. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 19 power play opportunities (19th in professional hockey) and have racked up 2 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. Over the course of his pro career, Gibson has tallied 164 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .577. His save percentage is at .919 during his 16,706 minutes guarding the cage. Gibson has seen 8,612 shots against him and has gathered 7,911 total saves. Opponents have racked up 701 goals versus Gibson in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.52. He has amassed an overall mark of 141-104-35 and he started in 284 games. Gibson has been in goal for 292 games throughout his hockey career.
The Coyotes played the Golden Knights in an outing where the Coyotes took the loss by a final of 1 - 0. Arizona had a 38.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 38 while they allowed a Corsi of 61. Their Fenwick rate was 33.8% by notching a Fenwick of 24 and the Golden Knights having a 47 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 96.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 37.5%. The Coyotes scored 0 goals of the 16 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Golden Knights had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Arizona conceded 27 shots on goal and the Golden Knights ended up with 4 penalty mins.
Arizona has tried 160 shots (19th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.63%, while allowing their opponents 184 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.77% on their oppositions 26 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 10.6%. They have a total of 24 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.83%. The Coyotes are sitting with 11 goals at even strength and 5 goals (14th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 18 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 17 goals, 5 points, in addition to a points percentage of .417.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper between the pipes. He is sitting with 5,661 saves out of the 6,169 shots tried, giving him a save % of .918. Kuemper has compiled a career record of 97-75-30 and has been in net for 220 games. He got the starting nod in 203 games and has played for a total of 12,354 mins. Kuemper's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.7% and he has accumulated 115 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.47 goals per contest and he has surrendered 508 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (-138)
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