Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 2/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-188) Ducks (+155)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (6-10-4) host the Vegas Golden Knights (11-4-1) at Honda Center on Saturday. The Ducks open this game at +155 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -188. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 victory over the Avalanche in their last outing. The Golden Knights had a middle of the road showing in the win. For the outing, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 28 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. Vegas garnered 8 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 38 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 51 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 46.0%. They had a tally of 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 35.3% and they had a PDO of 108.7 in this game.
The Golden Knights have had 431 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .923. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 27 goals while earning 38 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 47 power play tries (29th in pro hockey) and have notched 6 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 23 points and their points percentage is .719. Vegas has tried 480 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. In reference to their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 48 goals (22nd in the league) for the year and have given up 33. Vegas is sitting with 52 power play chances and they have tallied 10 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 19.23%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have been able to score 2,115 goals against Fleury in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.56. Fleury has participated in 858 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 49,613 minutes on the ice. He has compiled an overall mark of 474-269-82 and he has gotten the start in 702 games. Over the course of his career, Fleury has tallied 386 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .550. Fleury has seen 24,301 shots taken against him and has recorded 22,186 saves.
Their last time out, Anaheim faced off against the Coyotes in a matchup where the Ducks ended up losing by a tally of 4-3. Their PDO was 95 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 57.9%. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and netted 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate was 54.1% by compiling a Fenwick of 40 and the Coyotes earning a 34 Fenwick. The Ducks recorded 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. Anaheim wrapped up this game with a 52.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
The Ducks have earned 34 goals at even strength and 5 goals (30th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has attempted 537 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.26%, while allowing the other team 579 shots. During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 39 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .400. They have earned 47 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 10.64%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.19% on their opponents 54 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%. They have permitted 56 goals to be scored by way of 48 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find John Gibson defending the net. He has recorded 8,157 stops out of 8,888 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .918. Gibson has amassed a lifetime mark of 144-111-36 and has participated in 303 games. He has started in 295 games and his ice time sits at 17,307 minutes. Gibson's quality start percentage comes out to 56.6% and he has accumulated 167 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.53 goals per contest and he has surrendered 731 goals altogether.
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Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-188)
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