Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+137) Kings (-157)
STAPLES Center is the site where Calvin Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (18-22-6) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (14-28-7) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Ducks priced at +137 and the Kings are at -157. The total is set at 5.5.
The Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-1 defeat to the Kings in their last contest. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 53.8% and their PDO was 87.6 for this matchup. They compiled 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 46 which means they had a Corsi rate of 49.5%. Anaheim accrued 2 penalty minutes for this contest. Moreover, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. For the outing, they scored on 1 out of the 22 shots they put on net.
In regard to their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 105 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) for the season and have allowed 158. For the season, they have accumulated 35 points and their points % is .357. Anaheim comes into tonight with 110 power play chances and they have tallied 11 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 10.00%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have given up 129 goals while earning 94 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim has tried 1,309 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.0%. The Ducks have had 1,513 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 145 power play opportunities (15th in pro hockey) and have a total of 29 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. The opposition has scored 782 goals against Gibson in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Gibson has been in net for 318 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 18,200 mins on the ice. He has accumulated an overall mark of 147-120-39 and he has gotten the start in 310 games. For his career, Gibson has accrued 172 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .555. Gibson has had 9,372 shots against him and has garnered 8,590 saves.
In their win over Anaheim, the Kings had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Kings notched 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 112 and their percentage of oZS was 46.2%. Los Angeles wound up with a 50.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 52.2% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Ducks ending the game with a 33 Fenwick at even strength.
Over the course of the season, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 123 goals, 42 points, as well as a points percentage of .457. They have allowed 136 goals to be scored by of a combination of 115 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings have scored 93 goals at even strength and 30 goals (14th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 150 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.00%. Los Angeles has tried 1,357 shots (27th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.06%, while allowing the other team 1,427 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.97% on their oppositions 131 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%.
Across the rink you are expected to see Calvin Petersen patrolling the crease. Petersen is the owner of a career mark of 18-20-5 and has participated in 46 games. Petersen's quality start rate sits at 55.8% and he has 24 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 1,376 saves out of the 1,496 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .920. Opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has relinquished 120 goals overall. He has started in 43 games and has played for a total of 2,678 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-157)
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