Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 11/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-155) Ducks (+127)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (10-4-3) host the Carolina Hurricanes (12-2-0) at Honda Center on Thursday. The Hurricanes open this contest at -155 while the Ducks are priced at +127. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Hurricanes went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-2 victory against the Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Hurricanes had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 42 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. Carolina compiled 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 62 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 36 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 63.3%. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against finished at 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 62.0%. They tallied 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 34 opportunities to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 67.4% and they had a PDO of 98.1 for this one.
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Regarding their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 49 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 27. For the year, they have earned 24 points and their points % is .857. Carolina has accounted for 53 power play opportunities and they have notched 13 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 24.53%. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have given up 19 goals while earning 36 as an offensive unit. Carolina has attempted 474 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Hurricanes have had 391 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .931. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 60 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have scored 8 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Frederik Andersen. The opposition has notched 1,016 goals versus Andersen in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.62. Andersen has played in 404 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .916 during his 23,243 mins between the pipes. He has amassed an overall mark of 235-102-48 and he has gotten the start in 392 games. During his career on the ice, Andersen is sitting with 225 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .574. Andersen has had 12,079 shots against him and has amassed 11,063 total saves.
In their last contest, Anaheim played the Capitals in a game where the Ducks got the win by a score of 3-2. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Ducks recorded 3 goals of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and their oZS percentage was 62.8%. Anaheim wound up with a 47.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick rate was 46.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 38 and the Capitals having accrued a 43 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 60 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .676. They have granted a total of 45 goals to be scored by way of 39 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Ducks have tallied 45 goals at even strength and 15 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 54 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 27.78%. Anaheim has attempted 533 shots (5th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.26%, while allowing their opponents 551 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 86.36% on their opponents 44 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.8%.
Across the ice you will find John Gibson in net. Teams are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has given up 823 goals altogether. Gibson's quality start percentage sits at 56.0% and he has earned 183 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 327 games and has played for a total of 19,237 mins. Gibson has earned a lifetime record of 157-124-42 and has played in 335 contests. He is sitting with 9,083 stops out of 9,906 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-155)
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