Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 2/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+195) Golden Knights (-238)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (5-5-3) head to T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (7-1-1). The odds on this matchup have the Ducks priced at +195 and the Golden Knights are at -238. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Ducks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 win over the Sharks their last time on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 50.0% and their PDO rating was 100.6 for this matchup. They had a tally of 31 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 48.6%. The Corsi for the Ducks was 50 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.9%. Anaheim accrued 10 penalty mins for this contest. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in the victory. In the outing, they netted 2 of the 33 shots they put on goal.
When it comes to their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 24 goals (29th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 33. For the current season, they have scored 13 points and their points % is .500. Anaheim has 30 power play opportunities and they have tallied 2 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 6.67%. When at even strength, the Ducks have conceded 26 goals while having 22 on offense. Anaheim has taken 351 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 6.8%. The Ducks have had 389 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .915. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 36 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have scored 5 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be John Gibson. Gibson has played in 298 games during his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 143-107-36 and he was named the starter in 290 games. The opposition has racked up 716 goals versus Gibson in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.53. Gibson has had 8,757 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,041 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .918 in his 17,012 minutes on the ice. For his career, Gibson has compiled 167 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .576.
When they took the ice last, Vegas faced the Kings in a game where the Golden Knights got the victory by a tally of 4-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 97 and their percentage of oZS was 48.1%. They had 2 power play chances in this one and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.7% by amassing a Fenwick of 35 and the Kings ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights scored 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they took. Vegas wound up with a 52.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas played and it tells us that they played really well in this game.
The Golden Knights are sitting with 26 goals at even strength and 5 goals (24th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Vegas has tried 292 shots (27th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.96%, while allowing the opposition 227 shots. So far this year, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 32 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .833. They have a total of 32 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 15.63%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.87% on their opponents 31 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 11.0%. They have permitted 21 goals to be scored by way of 15 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury between the pipes. He has compiled 21,994 stops out of the 24,097 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Fleury has compiled a career record of 470-266-82 and has been in net for 851 games. He has made the start in 695 games and has played 49,196 mins. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 54.8% and he has made 381 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has conceded 2,103 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+195)
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