Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+205) Golden Knights (-230)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (8-1-1) host the Anaheim Ducks (5-6-3) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. The Ducks open this game at +205 while the Golden Knights are priced at -230. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-4 loss against the Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Ducks had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this loss. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 23 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. Anaheim tallied 9 mins in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks was sitting at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.6%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 46.0%. They accounted for 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 94.3 for this matchup.
In reference to scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 28 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 38. For the season, they have tallied 13 points and their points % is .464. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 32 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 9.38%. While at even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 31 goals while notching 25 themselves. Anaheim has taken 374 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.5%. The Ducks have had 420 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 37 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have come away with 5 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. For his career, Gibson is sitting with 167 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .576. His save percentage currently is at .918 during his 17,012 minutes in the crease. Gibson has seen 8,757 shots against him and has recorded 8,041 saves. Opponents have been able to score 716 goals against Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.53. He has an overall mark of 143-107-36 and he started in 290 games. Gibson has participated in 298 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their win over Anaheim, Vegas had a PDO of 106 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.0% by notching a Fenwick of 34 and the Ducks having accrued a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights scored 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. Vegas had a 48.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and it was a good performance overall.
The Golden Knights have tallied 31 goals at even strength and 5 goals (24th in the league) while on the power play. Vegas has taken 323 shots (24th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.46%, while allowing the opposition 250 shots. On the campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 37 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .850. They have recorded 33 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 15.15%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.82% on their opponents 33 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 11.5%. They have permitted 25 goals to be scored by way of 18 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Robin Lehner protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.72 goals per contest and he has given up 780 goals altogether. Lehner's quality start percentage sits at 56.4% and he has made 162 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 287 contests and his ice time sits at 17,184 mins. Lehner is the owner of a lifetime mark of 119-121-46 and has participated in 306 games. He has recorded 8,694 stops out of 9,474 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+205)
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