Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 11/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+125) Kraken (-175)
Climate Pledge Arena is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Seattle Kraken (4-8-1) will play the Anaheim Ducks (7-4-3) on Thursday. The Ducks open this game at +125 while the Kraken are priced at -175. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Ducks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Canucks in their previous outing. The Ducks played like an average offensive team in the victory. In the game, they converted 3 out of the 30 shots they launched. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. Anaheim garnered 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 37 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 66 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 35.9%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against finished at 45, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 37.5%. They had a tally of 12 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 52.6% and they had a PDO of 104.5 in this one.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 45 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have surrendered 38. For the season, they have scored 17 points and their points % is .607. Anaheim comes into tonight with 48 power play opportunities and they have notched 13 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 27.08%. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 32 goals while notching 32 when they are on offense. Anaheim has tried 428 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.5%. The Ducks have had 469 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .919. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 42 power play opportunities (10th in professional hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. In his career, Gibson has accrued 181 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .559. His save percentage currently is at .917 during his 19,053 mins on the ice. Gibson has seen 9,824 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 9,008 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 816 goals versus Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. He has compiled a record of 154-124-42 and he was named the starter in 324 games. Gibson has played in 332 contests during his professional hockey career.
In their last outing, Seattle faced off against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Kraken took the loss by a final score of 4-2. Seattle went home with a 52.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Seattle played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate was 49.2% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Golden Knights having earned a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 89 and their oZS percentage was 40.8%. The Kraken notched 2 goals of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those chances.
The Kraken have earned 32 goals at even strength and 4 goals (29th in the NHL) while on the power play. Seattle has attempted 382 shots (13th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.42%, while allowing the other team 333 shots. This season, the Seattle Kraken have notched a total of 36 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .346. They have recorded 42 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 9.52%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.31% on their oppositions 29 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 86.8%. They have allowed 44 goals to be scored by way of 38 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.37 goals/game and he has relinquished 485 goals altogether. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts comes in at 58.4% and he has qualified for 115 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 197 contests and has racked up 12,284 mins. Grubauer has earned a career mark of 113-66-22 and has participated in 224 games. He has compiled 5,505 saves out of 5,990 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+125)
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