Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-225) Ducks (+185)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (14-23-7) host the Vegas Golden Knights (29-11-2) at Honda Center on Friday. The Golden Knights open this contest at -225 while the Ducks are priced at +185. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory against the Kings in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 56 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.8%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 46.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 115.4 for this one. Vegas accounted for 2 mins in the box for this contest. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 45, giving them a Fenwick rate of 47.1%. They garnered 29 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 1 power play attempt but didn't net one. For the matchup, they converted 6 out of the 32 shots they put on goal.
The Golden Knights have had 1,152 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .918. At even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 77 goals while earning 116 themselves. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 109 power play opportunities (28th in pro hockey) and have scored 17 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 60 points and their points percentage is sitting at .714. Vegas has tried 1,342 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.3%. In reference to their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 138 goals (7th in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 94. Vegas has compiled 125 power play opportunities and they have tallied 22 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 17.60%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Robin Lehner. In his professional hockey career, Lehner has 167 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .568. His save percentage is at .918 during his 17,609 mins between the pipes. Lehner has seen 9,663 shots taken against him and he has 8,870 saves. Opponents have been able to score 793 goals versus Lehner in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. He has an overall record of 125-121-47 and he has gotten the start in 294 games. Lehner has played in 313 games over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Anaheim went up against the Sharks in an outing where the Ducks ended up with the victory by a final of 4-1. Anaheim went home with a 48.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Anaheim had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.6% by compiling a Fenwick of 26 and the Sharks earning a 31 Fenwick. Their PDO was 110 and their oZS percentage was 44.9%. The Ducks earned 4 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and tallied 1 out of those chances.
Over the course of the season, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 100 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .398. They have permitted 136 goals to be scored by way of 108 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks are sitting with 89 goals at even strength and 11 goals (31st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 97 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 11.34%. Anaheim has attempted 1,187 shots (27th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.42%, while allowing the opposition 1,355 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.46% on their opponents 130 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%.
Across the rink you will find John Gibson in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 769 goals in total. Gibson's quality start rate is 55.7% and he has qualified for 171 quality starts in his hockey career. He was named a starter in 307 games and his ice time sits at 18,022 mins. Gibson has amassed a career record of 147-117-39 and has played in 315 games. He has accrued 8,493 saves out of 9,262 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+185)
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