Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+210) Avalanche (-265)
Ball Arena is the venue where Darcy Kuemper and the Colorado Avalanche (9-5-1) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (10-6-3) on Wednesday. The Avalanche open this matchup at -265 while the Ducks are coming in at +210. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss to the Predators in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 50 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 36 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 58.1%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 42.6% and their PDO rating was 99.3 for this game. Anaheim accounted for 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Ducks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.1%. They earned 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to make the most of them. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have amassed 49 power play opportunities (21st in professional hockey) and have tallied 7 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 617 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .919. Anaheim has taken 596 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. When at even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 43 goals while getting 48 themselves. Anaheim has compiled 58 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 25.86%. For the season, they have tallied 23 points and their points % is .605. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 63 goals (5th in hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 50.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. Throughout his time in hockey, Gibson is sitting with 185 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .562. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 19,353 mins played. Gibson has had 9,972 shots against him and has amassed 9,144 total saves. The opposition has notched 828 goals against Gibson in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.57. He has accumulated an overall mark of 157-126-42 and was named the starter in 329 games. Gibson has been in goal for 337 contests during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Colorado played the Senators in a game where the Avalanche ended up with the win by a final of 7-5. They had 4 chances on the power play in this game and recorded 1 goal out of those chances. The Avalanche recorded 7 goals of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.7%. Colorado wound up with a 64.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 70.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Senators ending the game with a 16 Fenwick at even strength.
The Avalanche have scored 47 goals at even strength and 13 goals (8th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Colorado has attempted 487 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 12.32%, while allowing the opposition 463 shots. For the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 60 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .633. They have earned 59 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 22.03%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.05% on their opponents 41 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.4%. They have permitted 49 goals to be scored by way of 40 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Darcy Kuemper defending the goal. Kuemper is sitting with a lifetime mark of 115-87-32 and has played in 255 games. Kuemper's quality start percentage comes out to 56.3% and he has 134 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has gathered 6,517 stops out of 7,113 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .916. The opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has yielded 596 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 238 games and has played for a total of 14,375 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-265)
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