Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-133) Ducks (+110)
Honda Center is the venue where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks will play the Minnesota Wild on Monday. The Ducks open this matchup at +110 while the Wild are priced at -133. The total opens at 5.5.
The Wild came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 3 victory over the Kings their last time out. The Wild had a impressive offensive outing in this win. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 44 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 5 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Minnesota had 12 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 59 and the Corsi against was 42 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 58.4%. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against sat at 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.0%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 60.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.8 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Los Angeles Kings racked up a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 12 penalty minutes and they tallied 5 power play attempts.
The goalie for Minnesota is Cam Talbot from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 33 years old and has totaled 126 mins in goal for the season. Talbot is surrendering an average of 2.85 goals per contest which has him ranking 5th in the West and 13th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 6 goals. His save % is .910 which has him ranking 5th in the West. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 8 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the West and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +2, which puts them at 8th in the league. The Wild have compiled a total of 4 pts, which has them ranked at 6th in the league and 2nd in the West. Regarding shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 71 which has them ranked at 3rd in the West and 6th in the league. As a group, Minnesota currently has a total of 36 hits which means they are averaging 18 per game. They have compiled a total of 9 blocks for the year.
The Ducks faced the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Ducks took the loss by a final of 2 - 1. Anaheim earned a 42.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 44 while they allowed a Corsi of 59. Their Fenwick percentage was 39.4% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 43 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Anaheim had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 97.9 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 38.7%. The Ducks scored 1 goal of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Golden Knights had 1 power play attempt but were not able to score a goal. Anaheim allowed 33 shots on goal and the Golden Knights had a total of 4 penalty minutes.
In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a tough campaign by giving up 3.06 GAA and that places him 9th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL. In the 118 mins he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 6 goals. He holds a save percentage of .902, which places him at 7th among West goalies and 18th in the NHL. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 12th in the Western Conference and 26th in the league with -4. They have a total of 3 goals for the year which puts them at 14th in the conference. Anaheim has a save % as a team of .887 which has them sitting 21st in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 6.8% which puts them at 13th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-133)
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