Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-130) Ducks (+118)
Honda Center is the venue where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (11-20-6) will play the Arizona Coyotes (16-15-5) on Friday. The Ducks open this matchup at +118 while the Coyotes are coming in at -130. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes will need a bounce back game after taking a 9-3 loss against the Avalanche in their last game. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 55.1% and their PDO was 85.8 in this game. They tallied 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 42.5%. The Corsi for the Coyotes was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against was at 54 which means they had a Corsi rate of 39.3%. Arizona earned 24 penalty minutes for this matchup. In addition, they had 6 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. The Coyotes were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the defeat. In the outing, they netted 3 out of the 31 shots they launched.
When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 92 goals (23rd in pro hockey) for the year and have conceded 110. For the year, they have tallied 37 points and their points percentage is .514. Arizona has compiled 126 power play chances and they have added 23 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 18.25%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have allowed 89 goals while getting 69 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona has attempted 938 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Coyotes have had 1,138 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Arizona Coyotes opponents have recorded 119 power play opportunities (5th in the league) and have earned 21 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Adin Hill. Hill has been in net for 39 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 14-16-4 and he has gotten the start in 32 games. The opposition has been able to score 96 goals versus Hill in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.84. Hill has had 1,030 shot attempts against him and he has 934 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .907 for his 2,027 mins in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hill has accumulated 13 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .406.
Their last time out, Anaheim went up against the Avalanche in a game where the Ducks were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 5-2. They had a PDO of 107 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 31.8%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 26.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 16 and the Avalanche finishing with a 44 Fenwick. The Ducks earned 2 goals out of the 15 shots on goal they tried. Anaheim earned a 34.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Anaheim played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
For the year, the Anaheim Ducks have 82 goals, 28 points, and a points percentage of .378. They have granted a total of 121 goals to be scored by way of 95 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks are sitting with 73 goals at even strength and 9 goals (31st in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 83 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 10.84%. Anaheim has taken 1,003 shots (25th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.18%, while allowing the other team 1,112 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.15% on their oppositions 109 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.
Across the rink you are going to see John Gibson defending the net. Gibson has compiled a career record of 146-115-38 and has played in 311 games. Gibson's quality start rate sits at 55.8% and he has made 169 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 8,365 saves out of 9,125 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has surrendered 760 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 303 games and has been on the ice for 17,780 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-130)
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