Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-110) Ducks (-104)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (7-12-6) play the Los Angeles Kings (10-8-5) at Honda Center on Monday. The Kings open this matchup at -110 while the Ducks are priced at -104. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 win against the Blues in the last game they played. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 55.6% and their PDO was 102.0 for this one. They totaled 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. The Corsi for the Kings was 53 and the Corsi against was 30 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 63.9%. Los Angeles compiled 6 penalty minutes in this game. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. The Kings had a solid offensive output in this victory. For the outing, they netted 4 out of the 34 shots they put on net.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 72 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 709 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Los Angeles has attempted 667 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. At even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 51 goals while earning 46 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles has tallied 83 power play opportunities and they have notched 21 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.30%. For the year, they have racked up 25 points and their points percentage is sitting at .543. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 67 goals (20th in hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 64.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jonathan Quick. Quick has participated in 656 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a mark of 331-244-69 and he was named the starter in 646 games. Opponents have tallied 1,532 goals versus Quick in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.40. Quick has seen 17,637 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 16,105 saves. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 38,301 mins in the crease. During his career on the ice, Quick is sitting with 350 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .542.
In their last game, Anaheim played the Avalanche in a matchup where the Ducks took home the victory by a final score of 5-4. Their PDO was 102 and their oZS percentage was 47.4%. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and earned 2 out of those tries. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.8% by notching a Fenwick of 26 and the Avalanche earning a 32 Fenwick. The Ducks converted 5 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. Anaheim wrapped up this game with a 46.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and they showed out in this one.
Anaheim has tried 684 shots (17th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.89%, while allowing their opponents 729 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.16% on their opponents 69 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.8%. They have a total of 59 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 13.56%. The Ducks are sitting with 46 goals at even strength and 8 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 74 goals to be scored by way of 61 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 54 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .400.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see John Gibson in net. He has gathered 8,260 stops out of the 9,004 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .917. Gibson has accumulated a lifetime record of 144-113-38 and has participated in 307 games. He has started in 299 games and his ice time sits at 17,548 mins. Gibson's rate of quality starts sits at 56.2% and he has 168 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has given up 744 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-110)
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