Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (-220) Coyotes (+180)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (7-7-3) play the Anaheim Ducks (6-9-3) at Gila River Arena on Monday. The line on this game has the Ducks priced at -220 and the Coyotes are at +180. The O/U has been set at 23.
The Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 loss against the Wild in their last outing. The Corsi for the Ducks was 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 54.8%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 43.2% and they had a PDO of 88.2 for this matchup. Anaheim accounted for 8 minutes in the box in this game. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.2%. They accounted for 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 33 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they converted 1 of the 27 shots they put on net.
The Ducks have had 526 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. When playing at even strength, the Ducks have conceded 42 goals while scoring 30 of their own. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 48 power play opportunities (25th in pro hockey) and have notched 7 goals in those chances. For the year, they have 15 points and their points % is .417. Anaheim has tried 474 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.0%. Pertaining to their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 33 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 49. Anaheim comes into tonight with 40 power play chances and they have added 3 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 7.50%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be John Gibson. The opposition has notched 727 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. Gibson has played in 302 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .918 during his 17,249 minutes on the ice. He has accumulated a mark of 144-110-36 and he was named the starter in 294 games. For his career, Gibson has earned 167 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .568. Gibson has seen 8,863 shot attempts against him and has accrued 8,136 saves.
In their last contest, Arizona went up against the Kings in an outing where the Coyotes ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-2. Arizona had a 58.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a Fenwick percentage of 54.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 27 and the Kings having accrued a 23 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 90 and their percentage of oZS was 27.8%. The Coyotes scored 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and scored 2 out of those chances.
The Coyotes have accumulated 30 goals at even strength and 13 goals (13th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Arizona has taken 461 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.33%, while allowing the other team 502 shots. For the year, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 43 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have a tally of 63 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.63%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.48% on their oppositions 58 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%. They have granted a total of 47 goals to be scored by of a combination of 38 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Darcy Kuemper protecting the goal. He has tallied 5,880 saves out of the 6,406 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Kuemper has amassed a lifetime mark of 101-79-31 and has been in net for 229 games. He got the starting nod in 212 games and has accumulated 12,894 mins. Kuemper's rate of quality starts sits at 57.1% and he has qualified for 121 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has relinquished 526 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (-220)
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