Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+117) Coyotes (-137)
Gila River Arena is the site where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (2-4-1) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (3-2-2) on Thursday. The line on this game has the Ducks coming in at +117 and the Coyotes are at -137. The total opens at 5.5.
The Ducks had a good night with a 1 - 0 win over the Coyotes their last time out. The Ducks didn't have their best offensive outing in this win. For the outing, they converted 1 of the 24 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score a goal. Anaheim earned 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks was 38 and the Corsi against was 56 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 40.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 45, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 38.4%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 104.3 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Arizona Coyotes racked up a total of 31 shots. They had 2 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play chances.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 22 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have come away with 2 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 224 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .938. Anaheim has tried 172 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.0%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 11 goals while having 12 themselves. Anaheim has 16 power play opportunities and they have tallied 0 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 0.00%. For the year, they have accumulated 8 points and their points percentage is .571. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 12 goals (28th in hockey) this season and have given up 14.
The man in goal for this game is John Gibson. For his career, Gibson is sitting with 164 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .575. His save percentage is at .919 in his 16,766 mins guarding the cage. Gibson has had 8,643 shots taken against him and has gathered 7,942 saves. Opponents have been able to score 701 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.51. He has accumulated an overall record of 142-104-35 and he has started in 285 games. Gibson has played in 293 contests during his NHL career.
In their loss to Anaheim, Arizona earned a 59.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 56 while they gave up a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 61.6% with a Fenwick of 45 and the Ducks having earned a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 95.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 57.6%. The Coyotes notched 0 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Ducks had 1 power play opportunity but didn't put the puck in goal. Arizona gave up 24 shots on goal and the Ducks earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Arizona has tried 191 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.90%, while allowing their opponents 208 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.48% on their opponents 27 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 8.9%. They have earned 27 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.52%. The Coyotes have accumulated 11 goals at even strength and 5 goals (16th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 19 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have earned a total of 17 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .357.
Across the rink you are expected to see Darcy Kuemper protecting the goal. He has accounted for 5,684 saves out of 6,193 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Kuemper has accrued a career mark of 97-76-30 and has played in 221 games. He has started in 204 games and his ice time sits at 12,412 mins. Kuemper's quality start rate is 56.9% and he has made 116 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has yielded 509 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+117)
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