Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 2/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+110) Kings (-133)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (3-5-2) head to STAPLES Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (3-3-2). The Ducks open this contest at +110 while the Kings are coming in at -133. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 1 defeat to the Blues their last time out. The Ducks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Anaheim earned a total of 4 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Ducks was 50 and the Corsi against was 45 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against sat at 26, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 56.7%. They won 30 face-off wins and lost 19 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 63.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.0 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the St. Louis Blues racked up 23 shots. They had 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
When talking about scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 16 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 27. For the year, the have a total of 8 points and their points % is .400. Anaheim has 23 power play chances and they have notched 2 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 8.70%. At even strength, the Ducks have allowed 21 goals while earning 14 on offense. Anaheim has attempted 238 shots and holds a shot percentage of 6.7%. The Ducks have had 311 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .913. Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 31 power play opportunities (17th in hockey) and have come away with 5 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. For his career, Gibson has accrued 5 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .556. His save percentage is at .921 during his 479 mins in the crease. Gibson has had 254 shots taken against him and has accrued 234 saves. Opponents have been able to score 20 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.51. He has compiled an overall mark of 3-4-2 and he has started in 9 games. Gibson has taken the ice for 9 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
The Kings went up against the Wild in a matchup where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a score of 5 - 3. Los Angeles had a 57.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 45 while they surrendered a Corsi of 33. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Wild finishing with a 28 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 80.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 70.3%. The Kings scored 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 7 power play opportunities in this one and were able to notch 2 out of those attempts. As for the opposition, the Wild had 4 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Los Angeles gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Wild earned 32 penalty mins.
The Kings have accumulated 17 goals at even strength and 8 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has taken 233 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.73%, while allowing their opponents 243 shots. Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 25 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have a total of 36 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.22%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on their oppositions 32 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 10.7%. They have permitted 26 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jonathan Quick between the pipes. He has accounted for 138 stops out of the 156 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .885. Quick has amassed a lifetime record of 2-1-2 and has been in goal for 5 games. He has been a starter 5 games and has been on the ice for 305 minutes. Quick's quality start rate comes out to 40.0% and he has qualified for 2 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 3.54 goals per contest and he has conceded 18 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-133)
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