Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-225) Ducks (+188)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (14-24-7) play the Vegas Golden Knights (30-11-2) at Honda Center on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Golden Knights coming in at -225 and the Ducks are at +188. The total opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 win against the Ducks in their last game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 65 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 32 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 67.0%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 73.1% and their PDO rating was 110.5 for this game. Vegas compiled 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive performance in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 52 and the Fenwick Against sat at 22, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 70.3%. They accounted for 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to win the face-off. In addition, they had 4 power play chances but didn't net one. For the game, they finished 4 out of the 51 shots they looked to score on.
With respect to their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 142 goals (7th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 94. For the current campaign, they have recorded 62 points and their points % is .721. Vegas skates onto the rink with 129 power play opportunities and they have scored 22 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.05%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 77 goals while notching 120 of their own. Vegas has attempted 1,393 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Golden Knights have had 1,168 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .920. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 111 power play opportunities (28th in the league) and have racked up 17 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have notched 2,158 goals versus Fleury in his career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Fleury has been involved in 876 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 50,679 minutes on the ice. He has amassed an overall mark of 485-276-82 and was named the starter in 720 games. In his career, Fleury has recorded 397 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .551. Fleury has had 24,802 shots against him and has recorded 22,644 total saves.
In their loss to Vegas, Anaheim had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Ducks notched 0 goals out of the 16 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 90 and their oZS percentage was 27.1%. Anaheim went home with a 33.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick rate was 29.7% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 52 Fenwick at even strength.
The Ducks have earned 89 goals at even strength and 11 goals (31st in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has put up 1,203 shots (27th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.31%, while allowing their opponents 1,406 shots. On the season, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 100 goals, 35 points, and a points percentage of .389. They have earned 99 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 11.11%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.10% on their oppositions 134 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%. They have granted a total of 140 goals to be scored by way of 112 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see John Gibson protecting the goal. He has tallied 8,540 stops out of the 9,313 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .917. Gibson is the owner of a career record of 147-118-39 and has been in goal for 316 games. He has made the start in 308 games and has played for a total of 18,082 minutes. Gibson's quality start rate is 55.8% and he has earned 172 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 773 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Anaheim (+188) and under 5.5 goals
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