Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-123) Ducks (+111)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (12-13-5) head to Honda Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Anaheim Ducks (9-16-6). The Ducks open this contest at +111 while the Coyotes are coming in at -123. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes had a rough game after their 3-2 loss to the Ducks their last time out. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 39.4% and their PDO was 101.7 for this game. They compiled 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.5%. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 34 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 38.6%. Arizona had 8 penalty minutes in this outing. Moreover, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to net one. The Coyotes had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they netted 2 out of the 25 shots they put on goal.
The Coyotes have had 942 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. While playing at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 72 goals while getting 52 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 103 power play opportunities (3rd in the league) and have racked up 17 goals in those chances. For the season, they have earned 29 points and their points percentage comes in at .483. Arizona has tried 767 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.1%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 70 goals (28th in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 89. Arizona has tallied 102 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 17.65%.
The player in the crease for this game is Antti Raanta. Over the course of his pro career, Raanta is sitting with 112 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .636. His save percentage currently is .920 in his 10,560 mins played. Raanta has seen 5,381 shots against him and has recorded 4,951 saves. Opponents have notched 430 goals versus Raanta in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.44. He has compiled a mark of 92-63-20 and got the start in 176 games. Raanta has participated in 195 games during his hockey career.
In their win over Arizona, Anaheim earned a 61.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim had and we'd say they played an average game. Their Fenwick rate was 56.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Coyotes having accrued a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 98 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.6%. The Ducks converted 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and recorded 1 out of those opportunities.
On the season, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 69 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .387. They have permitted 103 goals to be scored by way of 82 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Ducks are sitting with 60 goals at even strength and 9 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 73 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 12.33%. Anaheim has taken 857 shots (19th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.05%, while allowing the other team 913 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.67% on the other teams 90 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.7%.
Across the rink you will find Ryan Miller protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has conceded 2,010 goals overall. Miller's quality start percentage sits at 57.0% and he has made 363 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 637 games and his ice time sits at 45,826 mins. Miller has a career mark of 390-285-87 and has been in net for 790 games. He has accounted for 21,523 saves out of the 23,533 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (-123)
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