Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+138) Canucks (-166)
Rogers Arena is where the Vancouver Canucks (2-5-2) will go up against the Anaheim Ducks (2-6-1) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Anaheim at +138 while Vancouver is coming in at -166. The over/under is 6.
The Anaheim Ducks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs in the last game they played. Anaheim accumulated 39 mins in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. The Ducks had a impressive offensive outing in this victory. For the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 39 shots they put on goal.
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When it comes to scoring goals, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 20 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 38. For the current campaign, they have tallied 5 points and their points percentage sits at .278. Anaheim has accumulated 26 power play chances and they have scored 2 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 7.69%. While at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 26 goals while having 18 of their own. Anaheim has tried 245 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Ducks thus far have had 335 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .887. Anaheim Ducks opponents have amassed 33 power play opportunities (13th in pro hockey) and have earned 12 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. For his professional hockey career, Gibson is sitting with 206 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .545. His save percentage currently sits at .914 in his 22,101 minutes on the ice. Gibson has had 11,552 shots taken against him and has accrued 10,558 total saves. Opponents have racked up 994 goals against Gibson in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.70. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 168-153-52 and he has started in 378 games. Gibson has been involved in 386 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Vancouver faced the Penguins in a game where the Canucks earned a win by a final score of 5-1. The Canucks scored 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and scored 2 out of those attempts.
Over the course of the season, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 28 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .333. They have permitted 35 goals to be scored by way of 24 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks have scored 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (14th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a tally of 31 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 25.81%. Vancouver has attempted 251 shots (27th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.16%, while allowing the opposition 293 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 62.07% on their opponents 29 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 88.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Thatcher Demko in the crease. He has compiled 4,092 saves out of the 4,494 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .911. Demko has a lifetime mark of 68-58-12 and has participated in 143 games. He has made the start in 137 games and his ice time sits at 8,327 minutes. Demko's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.5% and he has accumulated 76 quality starts in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.90 goals per game and he has yielded 402 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+138)
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