Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 12/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-143) Ducks (+118)
Anthony Stolarz and the Anaheim Ducks (11-8-3) play the Vegas Golden Knights (12-9-0) at Honda Center on Wednesday. The Ducks open this game at +118 while the Golden Knights are priced at -143. The O/U opens at 6.
The Golden Knights were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat to the Oilers in their last game. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 62.2% and they had a PDO of 92.7 for this one. They totaled 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick against was 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 60.0%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 58 and the Corsi against was at 41 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 58.6%. Vegas garnered 2 penalty minutes for this game. In addition, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to convert it into a goal. The Golden Knights could have played much better offensively in the defeat. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 38 shots they put on net.
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Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 60 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have racked up 11 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 698 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Vegas has attempted 688 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 53 goals while having 60 of their own. Vegas has accumulated 47 power play opportunities and they have added 5 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 10.64%. For the season, they have accumulated 24 points and their points percentage sits at .571. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 65 goals (12th in the NHL) this season and have conceded 64.
The player in the crease for this game is Robin Lehner. Opponents have notched 858 goals against Lehner in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.71. Lehner has been involved in 337 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage sits at .918 in his 19,029 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a record of 138-132-47 and he was named the starter in 318 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Lehner has earned 179 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .563. Lehner has seen 10,404 shot attempts against him and he has 9,546 total saves.
In their last outing, Anaheim faced the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Ducks took a loss by a score of 5-1. Anaheim earned a 51.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate was 51.7% by amassing a Fenwick of 46 and the Maple Leafs having a 43 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 86 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.7%. The Ducks scored 1 goal out of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 chance on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Ducks have 52 goals at even strength and 18 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Anaheim has put up 695 shots (11th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.07%, while allowing their opponents 718 shots. So far this year, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 70 goals, 25 points, and a points percentage of .568. They have a total of 65 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 27.69%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.89% on their oppositions 61 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.6%. They have allowed 60 goals to be scored by way of 52 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are expected to see Anthony Stolarz between the pipes. He has tallied 1,027 saves out of the 1,121 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .916. Stolarz has compiled a career record of 12-12-5 and has played in 39 contests. He has started in 29 contests and has accumulated 2,069 mins. Stolarz's quality start rate comes out to 55.2% and he has 16 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.73 goals per game and he has relinquished 94 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+118)
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