Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+130) Canucks (-157)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks host the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena on Tuesday. The Canucks open this matchup at -157 while the Ducks are priced at +130. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Ducks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-1 win over the Blues in their last game. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 60 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.2%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 35.3% and their PDO rating was 109.9 for this matchup. Anaheim garnered 14 penalty mins in this contest. The Ducks had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 45, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 43.0%. They recorded 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. For the outing, they scored on 4 out of the 27 shots they put on net.
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In relation to scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 42 goals (3rd in hockey) so far this year and have allowed 36. For the current season, they have 15 points and their points % is .577. Anaheim has compiled 44 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 27.27%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 30 goals while notching 30 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim has taken 398 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Ducks have had 426 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .915. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 40 power play tries (10th in the league) and have come away with 6 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have been able to score 814 goals versus Gibson in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. Gibson has played in 331 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 18,990 minutes on the ice. He has an overall mark of 153-124-42 and he was named the starter in 323 games. In his professional hockey career, Gibson has compiled 180 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .557. Gibson has had 9,781 shot attempts against him and has accrued 8,967 total saves.
In their last outing, Vancouver played the Stars in an outing where the Canucks took home the win by a tally of 6-3. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and notched 3 goals out of those chances. The Canucks notched 6 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 46.4%. Vancouver wrapped up this game with a 52.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.4% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Stars having earned a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
The Canucks have tallied 23 goals at even strength and 9 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. Vancouver has tried 385 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.31%, while allowing the other team 367 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vancouver Canucks are sitting with 32 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .458. They have a total of 49 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 18.37%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 63.89% on the other teams 36 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%. They have granted a total of 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 19 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Thatcher Demko in the crease. He is sitting with 2,389 saves out of the 2,621 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .911. Demko holds a lifetime mark of 39-35-5 and has participated in 82 contests. He has made the start in 79 contests and has accumulated 4,813 mins. Demko's percentage of quality starts is 57.0% and he has made 45 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.89 goals per game and he has yielded 232 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-157)
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