Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (-220) Coyotes (+180)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (6-10-3) head to Gila River Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (8-7-3). The Coyotes open this matchup at +180 while the Ducks are coming in at -220. The O/U opens at 5.
The Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 loss to the Coyotes in their last contest. The Ducks offense didn't overly impress in the loss. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. Anaheim amassed 24 mins in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 37 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 32 which means they had a Corsi rate of 53.6%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 50.9%. They compiled 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 40.2% and their PDO rating was 101.1 in this game.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 52 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 551 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .904. Anaheim has taken 502 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.2%. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 45 goals while getting 32 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim is sitting with 45 power play chances and they have tallied 4 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 8.89%. For the current season, they sit with 15 points and their points % is .395. Regarding scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 36 goals (29th in hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 53.
The player in the crease for this game is John Gibson. The opposition has scored 731 goals versus Gibson in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.53. Gibson has been involved in 303 matchups during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 17,307 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall record of 144-111-36 and he started in 295 games. In his career, Gibson has accounted for 168 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .569. Gibson has had 8,888 shots taken against him and he has 8,157 total saves.
In their win over Anaheim, Arizona had a PDO of 99 and their oZS percentage was 60.0%. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest and converted 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 26 and the Ducks having earned a 27 Fenwick. The Coyotes earned 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. Arizona wound up with a 46.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona played and they showed out in this one.
For the year, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 47 goals, 19 points, as well as a points percentage of .528. They have permitted 50 goals to be scored by of a combination of 40 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Coyotes have accumulated 33 goals at even strength and 14 goals (13th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 67 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.90%. Arizona has taken 486 shots (22nd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.67%, while allowing the opposition 530 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.13% on their oppositions 63 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in net. Kuemper has amassed a lifetime record of 102-79-31 and has participated in 230 games. Kuemper's quality start rate is 56.8% and he has qualified for 121 quality starting assignments in his career. He has recorded 5,905 saves out of 6,434 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per contest and he has allowed 529 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 213 games and has played for a total of 12,954 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (-220)
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