Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 2/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-126) Ducks (+114)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (7-6-0) head to Honda Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks (6-8-3). The odds on this matchup have the Wild priced at -126 and the Ducks are at +114. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Wild were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 win against the Ducks in their last outing. The Wild had an average offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 27 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Minnesota recorded 12 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 38 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 39 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.7%. They accounted for 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 37.2% and they had a PDO of 107.1 in this game.
The Wild have had 374 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .906. While playing at even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 28 goals while getting 30 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota Wild opponents have tallied 49 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have scored 7 goals in those chances. For the season, they have 14 points and their points percentage comes in at .538. Minnesota has taken 392 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.4%. In relation to their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have earned 33 goals (28th in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 35. Minnesota comes into the game with 50 power play opportunities and they have tallied 3 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 6.00%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have racked up 790 goals against Talbot in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. Talbot has participated in 320 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .915 during his 18,219 mins in the crease. He has earned a win-loss record of 153-124-25 and he has started in 306 games. During his career on the ice, Talbot has accounted for 159 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .520. Talbot has had 9,338 shots against him and has accrued 8,548 total saves.
In their loss to Minnesota, the Ducks PDO at even strength was 93 and their oZS percentage was 62.8%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 28 and the Wild finishing with a 30 Fenwick. The Ducks converted 1 goal of the 17 shots on goal they pursued. Anaheim wrapped up this game with a 50.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
Anaheim has taken 447 shots (18th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.16%, while allowing the other team 497 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 86.96% on the other teams 46 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%. They have a tally of 37 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 8.11%. The Ducks have 29 goals at even strength and 3 goals (30th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 44 goals to be scored by of a combination of 38 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 32 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .441.
Across the ice you are likely to see John Gibson in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has yielded 722 goals in total. Gibson's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.3% and he has 168 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 293 games and has racked up 17,189 minutes. Gibson has earned a lifetime mark of 144-109-36 and has been in net for 301 contests. He has a tally of 8,112 stops out of 8,834 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+114)
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