Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-138) Ducks (+115)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (12-13-4) go to Honda Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks (8-16-6). The Ducks open this matchup at +115 while the Coyotes are coming in at -138. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-0 loss to the Wild their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.5 for this matchup. They had 22 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 55.0%. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 39 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 32 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 54.9%. Arizona accrued 16 penalty minutes for this contest. In addition, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. The Coyotes had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. In the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 31 shots they attempted.
Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 100 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have scored 16 goals in those attempts. The Coyotes have had 911 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Arizona has taken 742 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. While at even strength, the Coyotes have allowed the opponent to score 70 goals while earning 50 of their own. Arizona has compiled 98 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 18.37%. For the year, they have scored 28 points and their points percentage comes in at .483. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 68 goals (27th in the league) so far this year and have allowed 86.
The player in the crease for this game is Antti Raanta. Opponents have been able to score 430 goals versus Raanta in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.44. Raanta has been in goal for 195 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .920 for his 10,560 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 92-63-20 and he has started in 176 games. In his professional hockey career, Raanta has accrued 112 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .636. Raanta has seen 5,381 shots taken against him and he has 4,951 saves.
Their last time out, Anaheim went up against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Ducks went home in defeat by a final of 8-4. Anaheim went home with a 29.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 28.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 18 and the Avalanche earning a 45 Fenwick. Their PDO was 101 and their percentage of oZS was 42.1%. The Ducks converted 4 goals of the 22 shots on goal they took. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
The Ducks have 58 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has attempted 826 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.99%, while allowing their opponents 888 shots. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 66 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .367. They have earned 70 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 11.43%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.58% on their oppositions 86 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.6%. They have allowed 101 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see John Gibson protecting the goal. Gibson has compiled a lifetime record of 145-115-38 and has been in net for 310 games. Gibson's quality start percentage sits at 56.0% and he has made 169 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 8,332 stops out of the 9,091 shots tried, giving him a rate of .917. Opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has allowed 759 goals altogether. He has started in 302 games and has been on the ice for 17,720 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+115)
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