Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+181) Golden Knights (-227)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights host the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. The Ducks open this matchup at +181 while the Golden Knights are priced at -227. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Ducks were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 2 loss to the Golden Knights in their previous game. The Ducks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. For the outing, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 22 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Anaheim ended up with 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 44 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.7%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 32, meaning they had a rate of 49.2%. They won 31 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 54.3% and they had a PDO of 91.5 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 29 shots. They had a total of 2 penalty minutes and they tallied 1 power play attempt.
The man looking after the net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and racked up 2,981 mins defending the net last season. Gibson conceded an average of 3.00 goals against average which had him ranking 24th among Western Conference goalies and 46th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he allowed 149 goals. He held a save % of .904 which had him ranking 25th among Western Conference goalies. Anaheim racked up a total of 182 goals which ranked them 12th in the West and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential was -43, putting them at 28th in the NHL. The Ducks had a total of 67 pts, which ranked them 27th in the NHL and 13th in the West. When looking at shots on goal, they had a total of 2,106 which ranked them 12th in the West and 25th in the NHL. As a team, Anaheim had a total of 1,511 hits which means they averaged 21.3 per contest. They had a total of 830 blocks for the season.
In their win against the Ducks, Vegas went home with a 47.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 44 and they conceded a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick rate was 50.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Ducks having earned a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 108.5 and their percentage of oZS was 45.7%. The Golden Knights netted 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Ducks had 1 power play opportunity but were not able to notch a goal. Vegas gave up 22 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with a total of 2 minutes in the box.
In net for Vegas is Robin Lehner who had a marginal year by giving up 2.89 GAA and that ranked him 20th in the Western Conference and 41st in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,055 mins he played last season, he gave up 99 goals. He had a save % of .920, which had him ranking 8th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL among goalies. Regarding goal differential, Vegas ranked 3rd in the West and 10th in the NHL with +15. They had a total of 224 goals for last season which had them ranked at 2nd in the Western Conference. Vegas had a save percentage as a team of .900 which had them 25th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They had a team shooting percentage of 9.1% which was good for 10th in the West.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-227)
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