Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 5/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports So Cal
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-128) Ducks (+108)
Ryan Miller and the Anaheim Ducks (15-28-7) host the Los Angeles Kings (18-23-6) at Honda Center on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have the Kings coming in at -128 and the Ducks are at +108. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Kings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat to the Ducks in their previous outing. Their offensive zone starts were at 54.6% and their PDO rating was 85.0 for this matchup. They tallied 19 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.2%. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 40 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 40 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Los Angeles accrued 10 penalty mins for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 5 chances with the advantage and were able to score 1 goal. The Kings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. In the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 125 goals (26th in the league) this season and have surrendered 139. For the current campaign, they have 42 points and their points percentage sits at .447. Los Angeles comes into the game with 155 power play chances and they have notched 31 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.00%. While playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 118 goals while earning 94 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles has tried 1,387 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Kings have had 1,449 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 133 power play opportunities (23rd in the league) and have tallied 21 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. Quick has been in goal for 664 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 334-249-69 and he started in 654 games. Opponents have scored 1,554 goals against Quick in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.41. Quick has had 17,825 shots taken against him and has accrued 16,271 total saves. His save percentage is at .913 during his 38,731 mins guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Quick has accounted for 351 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .537.
In their win over L.A., the Ducks PDO was 115 and their percentage of oZS was 44.4%. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.8% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Kings having accrued a 28 Fenwick at even strength. The Ducks converted 3 goals of the 22 shots on goal they pursued. Anaheim wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and it shows us they played like an average team.
The Ducks have earned 97 goals at even strength and 11 goals (31st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has attempted 1,331 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.11%, while allowing their opponents 1,543 shots. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 108 goals, 37 points, as well as a points percentage of .370. They have earned 112 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 9.82%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their oppositions 150 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%. They have permitted 160 goals to be scored by of a combination of 130 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are expected to see Ryan Miller in net. Miller has compiled a lifetime record of 390-289-87 and has been in goal for 794 games. Miller's quality start percentage comes in at 56.5% and he has made 362 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 21,621 stops out of the 23,644 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .914. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has surrendered 2,023 goals altogether. He has started in 641 contests and his ice time sits at 46,022 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-128)
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