Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 10/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+1653) Jets (-181)
Canada Life Centre is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (0-2-1) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (2-2-0) on Thursday. The Ducks open this matchup at +1653 while the Jets are priced at -181. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-5 defeat against the Oilers their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 58 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.7%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 58.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.4 in this one. Anaheim had 4 penalty mins in this outing. The Ducks had a impressive offensive output in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 53.2%. They had a tally of 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to net one. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 36 shots they attempted.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have 19 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have scored 3 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 157 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .930. Anaheim has taken 114 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. While at even strength, the Ducks have conceded 8 goals while having 9 themselves. Anaheim has tallied 12 power play opportunities and they have tallied 4 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 33.33%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 4 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. When talking about their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 13 goals (5th in the league) this season and have surrendered 11.
The man in net for this game is John Gibson. The opposition has scored 795 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.57. Gibson has participated in 324 games during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 18,562 mins between the pipes. He has earned an overall record of 150-122-40 and he has gotten the start in 316 games. In his professional hockey career, Gibson has 177 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .560. Gibson has had 9,571 shot attempts against him and has accrued 8,776 saves.
In their last game, Winnipeg faced off against the Wild in a matchup where the Jets ended up losing by a final of 6-5. Winnipeg wound up with a 43.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 39.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Wild ending the game with a 44 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 106 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 45.5%. The Jets had 5 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities.
Winnipeg has attempted 87 shots (22nd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.34%, while allowing their opponents 97 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 53.33% on their opponents 15 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 85.6%. They have a tally of 14 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.29%. The Jets have earned 7 goals at even strength and 2 goals (21st in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 14 goals to be scored by way of 7 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 9 goals, 1 point, in addition to a points percentage of .167.
Across the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck protecting the goal. Hellebuyck has accumulated a career mark of 172-104-26 and has been in net for 318 games. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage sits at 54.0% and he has 167 quality starting assignments in his career. He has a tally of 8,779 stops out of the 9,582 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .916. The opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has surrendered 803 goals altogether. He has made the start in 309 games and has played 18,189 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-181)
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