Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-139) Ducks (+113)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (2-1-0) go to Honda Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks (1-1-1). The Ducks open this matchup at +113 while the Wild are priced at -139. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Wild had a rough game after their 1 - 0 loss against the Ducks in their previous game. The Wild had a below average offensive outing in the loss. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 0 out of the 34 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 5 power play chances but weren't able to score. Minnesota ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 53 and the Corsi against was 36 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 59.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 42 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 59.2%. They won 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.8% and they had a PDO of 95.5 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Anaheim Ducks earned 27 shots. They ended the game with 12 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The man in the crease for Minnesota is Cam Talbot from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 33 years old and has played 185 mins minding the net for the year. Talbot is allowing 2.27 goals per game which has him ranked 6th among West goaltenders and 13th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 7 goals. He has a save percentage of .926 which has him ranked 5th among West goaltenders. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 8 goals which has them ranked at 11th in the West and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 17th in the league. The Wild have compiled a total of 4 points, which has them ranked at 12th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 105 which has them ranked at 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the league. As a team, Minnesota has obtained a total of 55 hits which means they are averaging 18.3 per contest. They have compiled a total of 16 blocks for the year.
In their win against Minnesota, Anaheim earned a 40.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 36 while they gave up a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Wild having a 42 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Anaheim played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 104.5 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 49.2%. The Ducks notched 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but didn't score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Wild had 5 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Anaheim allowed 34 shots on goal and the Wild ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes.
In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a good year by giving up only 2.03 goals per game and that ranks him 5th among West goalies and 11th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 178 minutes he's played this year, he has allowed 6 goals. He holds a save percentage of .937, which puts him at 2nd among West goalies and 6th among goaltenders in the NHL. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 10th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league with -3. They currently have a total of 4 goals for the season which is 15th in the conference. Anaheim has a save percentage as a team of .927 which currently has them sitting 9th in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are shooting 5.6% which puts them at 15th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-139)
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