New Jersey Devils vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 11/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-110) Ducks (-110)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks host the New Jersey Devils at Honda Center on Tuesday. The Ducks open this game at -110 while the Devils are priced at -110. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 loss against the Blue Jackets in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Devils was 60 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.6%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.9 in this one. New Jersey garnered 6 penalty minutes for this contest. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive performance in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 43 and the Fenwick Against sat at 33, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.6%. They recorded 21 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 33 attempts to control the puck. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. For the game, they finished 3 of the 39 shots they attempted.
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The Devils have had 198 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .899. At even strength, the Devils have allowed 13 goals while having 18 themselves. New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 25 power play tries (18th in professional hockey) and have tallied 7 goals in those attempts. For the season, they sit with 9 points and their points percentage is sitting at .643. New Jersey has taken 236 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.9%. In relation to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 21 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have conceded 20. New Jersey has compiled 18 power play opportunities and they have added 3 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 16.67%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Scott Wedgewood. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Wedgewood has tallied 15 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .395. His save percentage sits at .900 during his 2,395 mins guarding the cage. Wedgewood has seen 1,236 shots taken against him and has accrued 1,113 total saves. Opponents have scored 123 goals versus Wedgewood in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 3.08. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 10-20-9 and he was named the starter in 38 games. Wedgewood has taken the ice for 43 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Anaheim faced the Canadiens in an outing where the Ducks earned a win by a score of 4-2. They had 6 power play attempts in this contest and earned 2 goals out of those chances. The Ducks scored 4 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 39.1%. Anaheim went home with a 55.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Anaheim had and they looked good in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 60.0% by accumulating a Fenwick of 27 and the Canadiens having earned a 18 Fenwick at even strength.
The Ducks have accumulated 23 goals at even strength and 8 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. Anaheim has taken 313 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.90%, while allowing the opposition 334 shots. So far this year, the Anaheim Ducks are sitting with 31 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .450. They have recorded 31 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 25.81%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.25% on their oppositions 32 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have allowed 34 goals to be scored by of a combination of 28 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see John Gibson in goal. Gibson is the owner of a lifetime mark of 151-124-42 and has been in net for 329 games. Gibson's percentage of quality starts is 55.5% and he has accumulated 178 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has racked up 8,905 stops out of 9,718 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .916. Opponents are averaging 2.59 goals per game and he has conceded 813 goals in total. He has made the start in 321 games and has played 18,870 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-110)
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