Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+211) Golden Knights (-237)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights play the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The Ducks open this game at +211 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -237. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss to the Jets in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 32.4% and their PDO was 92.5 in this one. They accrued 20 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 42 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.3%. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 46 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.1%. Anaheim accounted for 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. The Ducks had an average offensive output in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 3 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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The Ducks have had 245 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .902. While at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 20 goals while scoring 14 on offense. Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 26 power play opportunities (5th in pro hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 5 points and their points percentage comes in at .357. Anaheim has attempted 212 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 20 goals (15th in hockey) this year and have allowed 24. Anaheim has accumulated 21 power play opportunities and they have tallied 6 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 28.57%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Anthony Stolarz. During his career on the ice, Stolarz has 14 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .538. His save percentage sits at .914 in his 1,886 minutes between the pipes. Stolarz has had 1,029 shots against him and has accrued 940 total saves. The opposition has notched 89 goals against Stolarz in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. He has accumulated a record of 10-12-4 and he has started in 26 games. Stolarz has taken the ice for 36 games over the course of his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Vegas went up against the Stars in an outing where the Golden Knights ended up with the victory by a mark of 3-2. Vegas went home with a 44.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas played and you might say they have had worse games. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 35.6% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Stars having accrued a 47 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 110 and their oZS percentage was 37.9%. The Golden Knights notched 3 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
The Golden Knights have 16 goals at even strength and no goals (last in the league) while on the power play. Vegas has attempted 229 shots (4th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 6.99%, while allowing their opponents 236 shots. On the campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 16 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .429. They have a tally of 15 chances on the power play this season. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.25% on their opponents 16 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.7%. They have granted a total of 22 goals to be scored by way of 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Robin Lehner between the pipes. Lehner has accumulated a career mark of 131-128-47 and has played in 326 games. Lehner's rate of quality starts comes in at 56.7% and he has 174 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has a tally of 9,202 stops out of 10,027 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .918. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has given up 825 goals in total. He has started in 307 games and has played for a total of 18,370 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-237)
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