Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 5/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+225) Wild (-265)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (17-30-7) go to Xcel Energy Center on Friday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (33-14-5). The Ducks open this matchup at +225 while the Wild are priced at -265. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Ducks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win over the Blues in their previous contest. The Ducks played like an average offensive team in the win. For the outing, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 35 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Anaheim accounted for 9 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 48 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.5%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.1%. They accounted for 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.3% and they had a PDO of 101.7 for this game.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 157 power play tries (15th in the NHL) and have come away with 32 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 1,651 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .898. Anaheim has attempted 1,453 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.1%. When playing at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 137 goals while scoring 107 on offense. Anaheim has 121 power play chances and they have scored 11 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 9.09%. For the year, they sit with 41 points and their points percentage sits at .380. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 118 goals (30th in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 169.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. The opposition has scored 788 goals versus Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.57. Gibson has been in net for 321 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 during his 18,378 minutes on the ice. He has an overall mark of 148-122-39 and got the start in 313 games. For his professional hockey career, Gibson is sitting with 175 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .559. Gibson has had 9,458 shots against him and has amassed 8,670 total saves.
In their last game, Minnesota played the Golden Knights in an outing where the Wild took the defeat by a mark of 3-2. They had a PDO of 101 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 29.2%. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.8% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Golden Knights having accrued a 33 Fenwick. The Wild recorded 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. Minnesota had a 43.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Minnesota played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
The Wild have 141 goals at even strength and 28 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Minnesota has taken 1,473 shots (27th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.47%, while allowing the other team 1,604 shots. For the year, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 169 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .683. They have earned 153 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.30%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.94% on their opponents 155 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.1%. They have granted a total of 142 goals to be scored by way of 114 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Cam Talbot in net. He has racked up 9,279 saves out of the 10,135 shots tried, giving him a rate of .916. Talbot is the owner of a career record of 168-129-30 and has participated in 345 contests. He has started in 331 contests and has racked up 19,733 minutes. Talbot's quality start rate comes out to 52.9% and he has earned 175 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has yielded 856 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-265) and under 5.5 goals
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