Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+166) Wild (-185)
Xcel Energy Center is the venue where Kaapo Kahkonen and the Minnesota Wild (18-10-1) will play the Anaheim Ducks (9-17-6) on Monday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Ducks priced at +166 and the Wild are at -185. The total is set at 5.5.
The Ducks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 loss to the Coyotes in their previous outing. Their offensive zone starts were at 55.7% and their PDO rating was 89.5 for this one. They had 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.8%. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 40 and the Corsi against was 49 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.9%. Anaheim compiled 4 penalty minutes in this game. They also had 2 power play chances but didn't net one. The Ducks didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the matchup, they converted 1 of the 28 shots they put on net.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have 92 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have scored 22 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 941 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .885. Anaheim has taken 885 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.9%. At even strength, the Ducks have conceded 86 goals while having 61 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim has compiled 75 power play opportunities and they have notched 9 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 12.00%. For the season, they have recorded 24 points and their points percentage is .375. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 70 goals (29th in hockey) on the year and have surrendered 108.
The player protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. The opposition has notched 759 goals versus Gibson in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.57. Gibson has participated in 310 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 17,720 mins played. He has earned an overall mark of 145-115-38 and he was named the starter in 302 games. Over the course of his career, Gibson has 168 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .556. Gibson has had 9,091 shots against him and has recorded 8,332 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Minnesota went up against the Avalanche in an outing where the Wild ended up losing by a final score of 6-0. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Wild recorded 0 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 87 and they had an oZS percentage of 41.2%. Minnesota wrapped up this game with a 38.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Minnesota played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.8% by accumulating a Fenwick of 28 and the Avalanche having accrued a 46 Fenwick.
The Wild have earned 79 goals at even strength and 8 goals (31st in the league) while having a power play advantage. Minnesota has taken 875 shots (22nd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.94%, while allowing the opposition 873 shots. For the season, the Minnesota Wild have earned a total of 87 goals, 37 points, and a points percentage of .638. They have recorded 94 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 8.51%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.69% on their oppositions 98 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.4%. They have granted a total of 75 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Kaapo Kahkonen in net. Kahkonen is the owner of a career record of 15-6-1 and has been in goal for 22 games. Kahkonen's quality start percentage sits at 57.1% and he has qualified for 12 quality starts in his pro career. He has compiled 600 saves out of the 653 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .919. The opposition is averaging 2.45 goals/game and he has relinquished 53 goals in total. He has made the start in 21 games and has racked up 1,300 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-185)
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