Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-250) Ducks (+210)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (14-26-7) host the Vegas Golden Knights (33-11-2) at Honda Center on Saturday. The Golden Knights open this contest at -250 while the Ducks are priced at +210. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights had a good night with a 5-2 win over the Sharks their last time out. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 62.5% and they had a PDO of 104.5 in this game. They amassed 20 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against was 36, giving them a Fenwick rate of 56.6%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 63 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 52 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.8%. Vegas amassed 8 penalty mins in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive output in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 40 shots they put on net.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 120 power play tries (29th in the NHL) and have tallied 17 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 1,267 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .921. Vegas has tried 1,502 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.3%. When playing at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 83 goals while getting 128 on the offensive side of the ice. Vegas skates onto the rink with 140 power play opportunities and they have scored 26 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 18.57%. For the season, they have recorded 68 points and their points percentage is .739. When discussing scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 154 goals (5th in the NHL) this season and have surrendered 100.
The man in goal for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have racked up 2,162 goals against Fleury in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Fleury has taken the ice for 878 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage is .913 in his 50,799 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a win-loss record of 487-276-82 and he started in 722 games. Over the course of his pro career, Fleury has 399 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .553. Fleury has seen 24,870 shots against him and has amassed 22,708 saves.
Their last time out, Anaheim faced the Kings in an outing where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-1. Their PDO at even strength was 86 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 68.6%. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.4% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Kings having accrued a 26 Fenwick. The Ducks recorded 1 goal out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. Anaheim earned a 61.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
Anaheim has tried 1,263 shots (29th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.16%, while allowing the other team 1,457 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.29% on their oppositions 140 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.8%. They have recorded 107 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 10.28%. The Ducks have earned 92 goals at even strength and 11 goals (31st in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 149 goals to be scored by way of 120 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 103 goals, 35 points, and a points percentage of .372.
Across the ice you are going to see John Gibson defending the goal. Gibson is the owner of a career record of 147-119-39 and has participated in 317 games. Gibson's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.7% and he has earned 172 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 8,564 stops out of the 9,341 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .917. Teams are averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has yielded 777 goals altogether. He has started in 309 games and has accumulated 18,140 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-250)
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