Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+117) Kings (-137)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (14-25-7) travel to STAPLES Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (16-20-6). The odds on this contest have the Ducks priced at +117 and the Kings are at -137. The total is set at 5.5.
The Ducks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 defeat to the Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. Their offensive zone starts sat at 46.7% and their PDO was 90.2 for this matchup. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.8%. The Corsi for the Ducks was 50 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 54.9%. Anaheim had 8 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 35 shots they launched.
In regard to their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 102 goals (30th in the league) on the year and have given up 145. For the current campaign, they sit with 35 points and their points percentage comes in at .380. Anaheim has 103 power play chances and they have notched 11 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 10.68%. While at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 116 goals while having 91 themselves. Anaheim has taken 1,238 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Ducks have had 1,435 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .899. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 137 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have come away with 29 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is John Gibson. Over the course of his career, Gibson has accounted for 172 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .557. His save percentage currently sits at .917 during his 18,140 minutes guarding the cage. Gibson has had 9,341 shots against him and has gathered 8,564 saves. The opposition has been able to score 777 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.57. He has accumulated an overall mark of 147-119-39 and got the start in 309 games. Gibson has been involved in 317 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced the Golden Knights in a game where the Kings ended up losing by a tally of 6-2. Their PDO was 85 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 53.1%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game and recorded 1 on that try. Their Fenwick rate was 52.4% by notching a Fenwick of 44 and the Golden Knights having earned a 40 Fenwick. The Kings scored 2 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they took. Los Angeles had a 47.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles played and it could be said that this team has had better games.
So far this season, the Los Angeles Kings are sitting with 113 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .452. They have granted a total of 126 goals to be scored by of a combination of 107 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings have accumulated 83 goals at even strength and 30 goals (12th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 140 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.43%. Los Angeles has taken 1,242 shots (27th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.10%, while allowing the other team 1,316 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 84.43% on the other teams 122 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.4%.
For the opposition you are going to see Calvin Petersen in net. He has accrued 1,296 stops out of the 1,408 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .920. Petersen has amassed a lifetime mark of 17-18-5 and has played in 43 games. He got the starting nod in 40 games and his ice time sits at 2,500 minutes. Petersen's quality start percentage comes in at 57.5% and he has earned 23 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has yielded 112 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-137)
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