Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-125) Ducks (+105)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (15-28-7) host the Los Angeles Kings (18-23-6) at Honda Center on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Kings coming in at -125 and the Ducks are at +105. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Kings were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat against the Ducks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Kings was 40 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 40 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.0 for this one. Los Angeles garnered 10 minutes in the box in this contest. The Kings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.2%. They had a tally of 19 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to control the puck. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they netted 2 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
The Kings have had 1,449 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. At even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 118 goals while notching 94 on offense. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 133 power play tries (22nd in hockey) and have notched 21 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have tallied 42 points and their points percentage comes in at .447. Los Angeles has attempted 1,387 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. When it comes to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 125 goals (26th in the NHL) this season and have given up 139. Los Angeles has accounted for 155 power play opportunities and they have added 31 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.00%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Calvin Petersen. Over the course of his time in hockey, Petersen has accounted for 24 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .545. He has a save percentage of .919 for his 2,738 minutes played. Petersen has had 1,518 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,395 saves. The opposition has been able to score 123 goals versus Petersen in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. He has compiled a win-loss record of 18-21-5 and he started in 44 games. Petersen has taken the ice for 47 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their win over L.A., Anaheim had a 50.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Anaheim had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 54.8% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Kings having racked up a 28 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 115 and they had an oZS percentage of 44.4%. The Ducks converted 3 goals of the 22 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
Anaheim has attempted 1,331 shots (30th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.11%, while allowing their opponents 1,543 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 150 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%. They have a tally of 112 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 9.82%. The Ducks are sitting with 97 goals at even strength and 11 goals (31st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 160 goals to be scored by way of 130 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 108 goals, 37 points, and a points percentage of .370.
Across the rink you will find John Gibson patrolling the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has yielded 784 goals overall. Gibson's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.6% and he has 173 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 311 games and has played 18,260 mins. Gibson is the owner of a career mark of 148-120-39 and has played in 319 games. He has a tally of 8,618 saves out of the 9,402 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .917.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Anaheim (+105) and under 5.5 goals
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