Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+135) Kings (-162)
STAPLES Center is the site where Calvin Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (17-22-6) will play the Anaheim Ducks (14-27-7) on Monday. The Kings open this contest at -162 while the Ducks are priced at +135. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-1 loss against the Golden Knights their last time out. The Ducks didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 24 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Anaheim compiled 4 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks was sitting at 48 and the Corsi against was at 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 54.5%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They accrued 30 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.9 in this one.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 143 power play tries (18th in the NHL) and have scored 29 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 1,488 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Anaheim has tried 1,287 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.1%. When playing at even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 125 goals while earning 93 of their own. Anaheim comes into the game with 109 power play chances and they have scored 11 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 10.09%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 35 points and their points percentage comes in at .365. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 104 goals (31st in pro hockey) on the year and have given up 154.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. Opponents have tallied 782 goals against Gibson in his career and his goals against rate is 2.58. Gibson has participated in 318 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 18,200 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed an overall record of 147-120-39 and he started in 310 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Gibson has 172 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .555. Gibson has seen 9,372 shots against him and has accrued 8,590 total saves.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced off against the Coyotes in an outing where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-0. Los Angeles had a 46.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.3% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Coyotes having a 45 Fenwick. Their PDO was 91 and their percentage of oZS was 51.6%. The Kings had 0 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
This season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 119 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .444. They have granted a total of 135 goals to be scored by of a combination of 114 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have earned 89 goals at even strength and 30 goals (13th in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 148 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 20.27%. Los Angeles has attempted 1,332 shots (27th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.93%, while allowing the other team 1,405 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.85% on the other teams 130 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.4%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Calvin Petersen in goal. Petersen has accumulated a career mark of 18-20-5 and has been in net for 46 games. Petersen's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.8% and he has accumulated 24 quality starts in his hockey career. He has recorded 1,376 stops out of the 1,496 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .920. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has surrendered 120 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 43 games and has played 2,678 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+135)
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