Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 12/12/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+118) Blues (-143)
Enterprise Center is the site where Charlie Lindgren and the St. Louis Blues (14-8-4) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (15-8-5) on Sunday. The Ducks open this game at +118 while the Blues are coming in at -143. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets in their previous outing. The Ducks offense left a lot to be desired in the win. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to score. Anaheim accounted for 2 mins in the box in this game.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 73 power play tries (18th in the league) and have scored 10 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 915 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .917. Anaheim has attempted 882 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 66 goals while notching 69 of their own. Anaheim has accounted for 76 power play opportunities and they have added 20 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 26.32%. For the year, they have recorded 35 points and their points % is .625. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 89 goals (5th in hockey) for the year and have given up 76.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be John Gibson. The opposition has been able to score 848 goals versus Gibson in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Gibson has been in net for 343 matchups over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is .917 during his 19,732 mins guarding the cage. He has a mark of 159-128-44 and was named the starter in 335 games. In his professional hockey career, Gibson has recorded 187 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .558. Gibson has had 10,171 shots against him and has garnered 9,323 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, St. Louis went up against the Red Wings in a game where the Blues notched a win by a final of 6-2. The Blues netted 6 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
So far this season, the St. Louis Blues have earned 88 goals, 32 points, as well as a points percentage of .615. They have granted a total of 73 goals to be scored by of a combination of 60 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blues are sitting with 67 goals at even strength and 21 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 74 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 28.38%. St. Louis has put up 852 shots (11th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.33%, while allowing their opponents 833 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.19% on their opponents 73 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Charlie Lindgren between the pipes. He has racked up 731 stops out of the 805 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .908. Lindgren holds a career record of 12-12-2 and has participated in 26 games. He got the starting nod in 25 games and has played 1,507 mins. Lindgren's quality start rate sits at 56.0% and he has qualified for 14 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has allowed 74 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+118)
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