Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-200) Ducks (+160)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (1-2-2) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (3-2-0) on Sunday. The Avalanche open this contest at -200 while the Ducks are priced at +160. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3 - 2 win against the Ducks in their last contest. The Avalanche played like an average offensive team in this victory. In the matchup, they finished 3 out of the 32 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Colorado had 10 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 51 and the Corsi against was 39 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 56.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 33, meaning they had a rate of 50.7%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 51.2% and they had a PDO of 101.7 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks racked up 38 shots. They finished with 8 minutes in the box and they notched 5 power play opportunities.
The man protecting the net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 240 mins in goal this season. Grubauer is giving up 2.00 goals per game which has him ranking 4th among West goaltenders and 9th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 8 goals. His save % is .931 which has him ranking 4th among West goaltenders. So far this season, they have scored a total of 17 goals which is good for 2nd in the conference and 6th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, which is good for 6th in the NHL. The Avalanche have compiled a total of 6 pts, which is good for 11th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 147 which is good for 7th in the conference and 12th in the NHL. As a group, Colorado currently has a total of 81 hits which means they are averaging 16.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 40 blocks for the year.
In their loss to Colorado, Anaheim wound up with a 43.3% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 while they allowed a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Avalanche having a 34 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Anaheim had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 98.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.8%. The Ducks netted 2 goals of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Avalanche had 4 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Anaheim gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Avalanche ended up with a total of 10 penalty minutes.
In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.26 goals against average and that ranks him 5th in the Western Conference and 11th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 239 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 9 goals. He holds a save percentage of .929, which places him at 5th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the West and 26th in the NHL with -5. They currently have a total of 8 goals for the year which puts them at 14th in the West. Anaheim has a save percentage as a team of .919 which has them 9th in the NHL, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are shooting 6.0% ranking them 15th in the West.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+160)
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