Montreal Canadiens vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 10/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-111) Ducks (+101)
Honda Center is the venue where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (2-4-3) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (2-6-0) on Sunday. The Canadiens open this matchup at -111 while the Ducks are priced at +101. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Canadiens went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-0 win over the Sharks their last time out. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 56 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 38.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 113.0 for this game. Montreal accumulated 23 mins in the box for this contest. The Canadiens had a impressive offensive output in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick against finished at 38, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.5%. They accrued 22 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 4 of the 32 shots they put on goal.
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The Canadiens have had 246 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 16 goals while earning 12 themselves. Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 29 power play tries (5th in the NHL) and have come away with 9 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 4 points and their points percentage comes in at .250. Montreal has attempted 224 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 6.7%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 15 goals (29th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 25. Montreal is sitting with 29 power play chances and they have tallied 3 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 10.34%.
The man in net for this game is Jake Allen. Opponents have tallied 766 goals against Allen in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.52. Allen has been in net for 325 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 for his 18,224 minutes on the ice. He has a win-loss record of 161-111-31 and he has gotten the start in 305 games. For his professional hockey career, Allen has earned 164 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538. Allen has seen 8,706 shots against him and he has 7,940 total saves.
In their last contest, Anaheim went up against the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Ducks ended up losing by a tally of 5-4. Anaheim wrapped up this game with a 46.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.5% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Golden Knights having earned a 52 Fenwick. Their PDO was 103 and they earned an oZS percentage of 39.1%. The Ducks netted 4 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
Anaheim has tried 287 shots (1st in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.41%, while allowing their opponents 316 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.14% on their oppositions 28 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%. They have earned 25 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 24.00%. The Ducks are sitting with 21 goals at even strength and 6 goals (9th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 32 goals to be scored by way of 27 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 27 goals, 7 points, and a points percentage of .389.
Across the ice you are likely to see John Gibson protecting the goal. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has relinquished 807 goals altogether. Gibson's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.5% and he has earned 177 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 319 contests and has been on the ice for 18,745 minutes. Gibson is the owner of a lifetime record of 150-124-41 and has participated in 327 games. He has accounted for 8,851 stops out of 9,658 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+101)
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