Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-220) Ducks (+180)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (1-2-1) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0) on Friday. The Ducks open this contest at +180 while the Avalanche are priced at -220. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Avalanche went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 2 win over the Kings in their previous game. The Avalanche had an average offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they netted 3 of the 24 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 6 power play chances and netted 2 goals out of those attempts. Colorado earned 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 35 and the Corsi against at even strength was 37 giving them a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 while the Fenwick against was 30, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.5%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 15 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 45.0% and they had a PDO of 100.9 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Los Angeles Kings tallied 25 shots. They finished with 12 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The man between the pipes for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 179 mins protecting the net for the year. Grubauer is giving up 2.01 goals per contest which places him at 3rd among West goaltenders and 9th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 6 goals. His save percentage is .923 which places him at 6th among West goaltenders. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 12 goals which has them sitting at 5th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, putting them at 3rd in the NHL. The Avalanche currently have a total of 4 pts, which has them sitting at 19th in the NHL and 8th in the West. When it comes to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 89 which has them sitting at 15th in the West and 26th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado has racked up a total of 50 hits which means they are averaging 16.7 per game. They currently have a total of 25 blocks for the year.
The Ducks opposed the Wild in a game where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3 - 2. Anaheim went home with a 53.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 52 while they surrendered a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate was 56.3% by earning a Fenwick of 40 and the Wild finishing with a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 105.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.2%. The Ducks converted 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Wild had 4 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. Anaheim conceded 32 shots on goal and the Wild ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is playing well this season by giving up only 2.03 goals per game and that has him ranked 5th in the West and 11th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 178 minutes he has played this year, he's allowed 6 goals. He has a save percentage of .937, which has him ranking 2nd in the West and 6th among goaltenders in the NHL. When it comes to goal differential, they are sitting 13th in the conference and 27th in the league with -4. They have compiled a total of 6 goals for the year which is good for 15th in the conference. Anaheim has a team save percentage of .922 which is good for 11th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 6.3% which is good for 15th in the West.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-220)
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