Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+188) Kings (-225)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Kings (42-27-10) will go up against the Anaheim Ducks (30-34-14) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Ducks at +188 while the Kings are at -225. The total is 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 defeat to the Kings in their last outing. The Ducks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they converted 1 of the 30 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Anaheim recorded 10 mins in the box in this outing.
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The Ducks have had 2,596 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .904. When playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 210 goals while getting 170 as an offensive unit. Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 213 power play tries (23rd in pro hockey) and have racked up 40 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have 74 points and their points percentage comes in at .474. Anaheim has taken 2,303 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 216 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have surrendered 250. Anaheim has 212 power play opportunities and they have notched 46 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 21.70%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be John Gibson. Gibson has been involved in 376 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 166-147-51 and was named the starter in 368 games. The opposition has been able to score 958 goals against Gibson in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.66. Gibson has had 11,241 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 10,283 total saves. His save percentage currently is .915 during his 21,595 mins between the pipes. In his career, Gibson has accrued 202 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .549.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced off against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Kings ended up with the victory by a score of 4-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and notched 1 goal out of those tries. The Kings converted 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued.
Los Angeles has attempted 2,762 shots (4th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.11%, while allowing the opposition 2,251 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.50% on their opponents 217 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%. They have earned 238 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 16.39%. The Kings have scored 185 goals at even strength and 39 goals (22nd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 224 goals to be scored by of a combination of 173 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 224 goals, 94 points, and a points percentage of .595.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has yielded 1,668 goals altogether. Quick's quality start rate comes in at 54.0% and he has accumulated 378 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 700 games and has accumulated 41,397 minutes. Quick has a career mark of 357-262-78 and has played in 710 contests. He has racked up 17,433 saves out of 19,101 shots taken, giving him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-225)
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