Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 12/6/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Washington Capitals
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+163) Capitals (-200)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (13-8-4) head to Capital One Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (15-4-6). The odds on this game have the Ducks priced at +163 and the Capitals are at -200. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-3 loss to the Flames in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 57 and the Corsi against was 57 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 41.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.9 for this matchup. Anaheim accumulated 18 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Ducks played like an average offensive team in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 48, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.5%. They accounted for 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. In the matchup, they finished 3 of the 34 shots they put on goal.
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When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 83 goals (6th in the NHL) for the season and have conceded 72. For the current season, they have earned 30 points and their points % is .600. Anaheim has 73 power play chances and they have added 20 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 27.40%. When playing at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 62 goals while having 63 themselves. Anaheim has attempted 799 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. The Ducks have had 827 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 67 power play opportunities (16th in hockey) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. In his career, Gibson has accrued 186 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .559. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 19,603 mins between the pipes. Gibson has had 10,108 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 9,264 saves. The opposition has racked up 844 goals versus Gibson in his career and his goals against rate is 2.58. He has earned a mark of 158-128-43 and he has gotten the start in 333 games. Gibson has played in 341 contests during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Washington opposed the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Capitals earned a win by a score of 3-1. Washington earned a 58.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Washington played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 59.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 38 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 26 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and their oZS percentage was 51.7%. The Capitals recorded 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Washington has tried 772 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.40%, while allowing their opponents 697 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.54% on their oppositions 63 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have earned 73 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.81%. The Capitals have earned 75 goals at even strength and 13 goals (14th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 61 goals to be scored by way of 50 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Washington Capitals have accounted for 88 goals, 36 points, as well as a points percentage of .720.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Ilya Samsonov defending the goal. He has recorded 1,398 saves out of the 1,536 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .910. Samsonov is sitting with a lifetime mark of 39-11-4 and has participated in 58 contests. He has started in 51 games and has accumulated 3,231 minutes. Samsonov's quality start rate is 49.0% and he has accumulated 25 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has yielded 138 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+163)
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