Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 11/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-148) Ducks (+120)
Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals travel to Honda Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks open this contest at +120 while the Capitals are coming in at -148. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Capitals will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-1 win against the Penguins in their previous game. The Capitals had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. For the game, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 32 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. Washington had 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 51 and the Corsi against was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9%. They had a tally of 19 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 109.9 for this one.
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The Capitals have had 400 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .910. While playing at even strength, the Capitals have surrendered 29 goals while getting 45 when they are on offense. Washington Capitals opponents have totaled 41 power play opportunities (21st in the NHL) and have scored 7 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 22 points and their points % is .733. Washington has attempted 469 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.5%. When discussing their scoring, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 54 goals (4th in the league) for the season and have conceded 36. Washington is sitting with 51 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 17.65%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. Vanecek has participated in 47 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a win-loss mark of 25-12-7 and he was named the starter in 46 games. Opponents have tallied 116 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.62. Vanecek has seen 1,269 shots against him and has recorded 1,153 total saves. His save percentage is at .909 during his 2,654 mins played. Over the course of his career, Vanecek has accounted for 23 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500.
In their last contest, Anaheim faced the Canucks in an outing where the Ducks notched a victory by a score of 5-1. Anaheim earned a 57.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Anaheim played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 44 and the Canucks ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 105 and their percentage of oZS was 54.8%. The Ducks tallied 5 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this one and scored 2 goals out of those tries.
The Ducks have earned 42 goals at even strength and 15 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. Anaheim has taken 502 shots (7th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.35%, while allowing their opponents 521 shots. During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 57 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .656. They have a total of 53 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 28.30%. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.36% on the other teams 44 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.7%. They have allowed 43 goals to be scored by way of 37 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson protecting the goal. Gibson holds a lifetime mark of 156-124-42 and has been in goal for 334 games. Gibson's quality start percentage is 55.8% and he has 182 quality starts in his career. He has tallied 9,055 stops out of 9,876 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has yielded 821 goals altogether. He has started in 326 contests and has played 19,173 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-148)
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