Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-316) Ducks (+274)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (12-21-7) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (26-9-4) on Friday. The Ducks open this matchup at +274 while the Avalanche are coming in at -316. The over/under is set at 6.
The Avalanche had a rough game after their 8-3 loss against the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. The Avalanche had an average offensive performance in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 32 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 7 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. Colorado tallied 28 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Avalanche was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against was 20 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 67.7%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 14, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 67.4%. They totaled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 77.3% and their PDO rating was 54.5 in this one.
In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 140 goals (1st in the league) so far this year and have surrendered 94. For the season, they have tallied 56 points and their points % is .718. Colorado has accounted for 147 power play chances and they have scored 35 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 23.81%. While at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 73 goals while earning 105 as an offensive unit. Colorado has taken 1,377 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Avalanche have had 978 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Colorado Avalanche opponents have 127 power play tries (4th in professional hockey) and have racked up 21 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Philipp Grubauer. During his career on the ice, Grubauer has accounted for 107 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .594. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 11,300 minutes on the ice. Grubauer has had 5,555 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 5,110 saves. The opposition has racked up 445 goals against Grubauer in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.36. He has amassed a mark of 103-60-21 and got the start in 180 games. Grubauer has taken the ice for 207 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Anaheim faced the Sharks in a matchup where the Ducks got the win by a final of 5-1. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 on that opportunity. The Ducks earned 5 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 112 and their oZS percentage was 40.0%. Anaheim went home with a 55.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 40 and the Sharks having notched a 35 Fenwick at even strength.
On the season, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 91 goals, 31 points, in addition to a points percentage of .388. They have allowed 129 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have scored 81 goals at even strength and 10 goals (31st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 87 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 11.49%. Anaheim has put up 1,086 shots (28th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.38%, while allowing the opposition 1,209 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.52% on their oppositions 115 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 89.3%.
For the opposition you are likely to see John Gibson patrolling the crease. Gibson is sitting with a lifetime mark of 147-115-39 and has played in 313 contests. Gibson's rate of quality starts is 55.7% and he has qualified for 170 quality starts in his career. He has compiled 8,427 stops out of 9,191 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has given up 764 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 305 games and has played for a total of 17,902 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+274)
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