Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-122) Ducks (+102)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (8-12-6) will play the Los Angeles Kings (10-8-6) on Wednesday. The Ducks open this matchup at +102 while the Kings are coming in at -122. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Kings were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-5 loss to the Ducks their last time out. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 45 and the Corsi against was at 40 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.9%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 50.0% and their PDO was 87.5 in this game. Los Angeles accounted for 8 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Kings had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the loss. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, giving them a Fenwick rate of 51.6%. They garnered 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. In addition, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on.
The Kings have had 734 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. While playing at even strength, the Kings have given up 57 goals while having 49 themselves. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 73 power play opportunities (20th in the league) and have notched 13 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 26 points and their points percentage sits at .542. Los Angeles has tried 693 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.4%. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 72 goals (15th in the NHL) this season and have given up 70. Los Angeles skates onto the rink with 87 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 26.44%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. The opposition has been able to score 1,532 goals against Quick in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.40. Quick has played in 656 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 38,301 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled an overall mark of 331-244-69 and got the start in 646 games. For his career, Quick is sitting with 350 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .542. Quick has had 17,637 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 16,105 saves.
In their win over L.A., Anaheim earned a 47.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Anaheim had and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.4% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Kings having racked up a 32 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 113 and their percentage of oZS was 50.0%. The Ducks recorded 6 goals of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 60 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .423. They have permitted 79 goals to be scored by way of 64 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks are sitting with 52 goals at even strength and 8 goals (28th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 60 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.33%. Anaheim has taken 709 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.46%, while allowing the opposition 755 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.45% on their opponents 73 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see John Gibson in the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has relinquished 749 goals in total. Gibson's quality start rate sits at 56.0% and he has 168 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 300 games and has racked up 17,611 mins. Gibson is the owner of a career mark of 145-113-38 and has played in 308 games. He has recorded 8,281 stops out of the 9,030 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .917.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Anaheim (+102) and under 5.5 goals
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