Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Red Wings (18-19-6) will compete against the Anaheim Ducks (22-16-8) on Monday.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 victory against the Canadiens in the last game they played. The Ducks had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. For the outing, they scored on 5 of the 24 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 attempts on the power play and scored 2 goals. Anaheim had 8 mins in the box in this contest.
When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 135 goals (11th in the league) on the season and have given up 130. For the season, they have tallied 52 points and their points percentage comes in at .565. Anaheim is sitting with 126 power play chances and they have scored 32 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.40%. When at even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 108 goals while notching 103 as an offensive unit. Anaheim has taken 1,401 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Ducks have had 1,522 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .915. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 129 power play tries (9th in the league) and have earned 22 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is John Gibson. Gibson has played in 353 games during his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 162-132-47 and he has gotten the start in 345 games. Opponents have scored 872 goals versus Gibson in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Gibson has had 10,490 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 9,618 total saves. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 20,317 minutes played. Over the course of his pro career, Gibson has earned 195 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .565.
In their last contest, Detroit faced off against the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up losing by a final score of 8-5. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Red Wings netted 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took.
So far this year, the Detroit Red Wings have earned a total of 117 goals, 42 points, as well as a points percentage of .488. They have permitted 146 goals to be scored by way of 119 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Red Wings have earned 98 goals at even strength and 19 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 125 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.20%. Detroit has attempted 1,253 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.34%, while allowing their opponents 1,413 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.69% on the other teams 121 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Alex Nedeljkovic in goal. Nedeljkovic has amassed a career record of 29-18-9 and has participated in 60 contests. Nedeljkovic's quality start rate comes in at 61.8% and he has qualified for 34 quality starts in his professional career. He has gathered 1,590 saves out of the 1,730 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .919. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has allowed 140 goals altogether. He has started in 55 contests and has been on the ice for 3,419 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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