Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: NHL Center Ice
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+185) Golden Knights (-215)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights will play the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Ducks priced at +185 and the Golden Knights are at -215. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Ducks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 2 loss to the Blues in their last game of last year. The Ducks had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 27 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score a goal. Anaheim ended up with 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 56 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 44.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against sat at 44, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They earned 28 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 43.8% and they had a PDO of 99.3 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the St. Louis Blues tallied a total of 37 shots. They had 2 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play chances.
Protecting the net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and was on the ice a total of 2,981 mins in goal last year. Gibson gave up 3.00 GAA which put him at 24th in the Western Conference and 46th in the NHL among goalies. During the season, he gave up 149 goals. His save percentage was .904 which put him at 25th in the Western Conference. The Ducks converted a total of 182 goals which ranked 12th in the conference and 26th in the league. Their goal differential was -43, which was good for 28th in the league. The Ducks had a total of 67 pts, which ranked 27th in the league and 13th in the conference. in respect to shots on goal, they had a total of 2,106 which ranked 12th in the conference and 25th in the league. As a unit, Anaheim had a total of 1,511 hits which means they had an average of 21.3 per contest. They had a total of 830 blocks for the season.
The Golden Knights faced the Stars in an outing where the Golden Knights ended up losing by a tally of 3 - 2 in their last game of the season. Vegas went home with a 51.1% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 46 and they gave up a Corsi of 44. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.4% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Stars finishing with a 25 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO was 102.4 and their oZS percentage was 46.4%. The Golden Knights converted 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. Regarding their opponent, the Stars had 4 power play chances and went on to score 2 goals. Vegas gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Stars had 10 minutes in the box.
In goal for Vegas is Robin Lehner who had ok season by giving up 2.89 goals per game and that had him ranked 20th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,055 minutes he played last season, he surrendered 99 goals. He had a save % of .920, which had him sitting 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 13th in the NHL among goalies. In the matter of goal differential, they ranked 3rd in the West and 10th in the league with +15. They had a total of 224 goals for the year which was 2nd in the West. Vegas had a save % as a team of .900 had them ranked 25th in the league, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They had a team shooting percentage of 9.1% which was good for 10th in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-215)
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