Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+123) Canucks (-148)
Rogers Arena is the location where the Vancouver Canucks (23-21-6) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (23-19-9) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Ducks at +123 and the Canucks are sitting at -148. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 7-3 defeat to the Oilers their last time out. Anaheim accounted for 6 mins in the box in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and netted 2 goals. The Ducks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this loss. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
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The Ducks have had 1,706 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 125 goals while earning 111 on offense. Anaheim Ducks opponents have recorded 144 power play tries (13th in hockey) and have come away with 25 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have tallied 55 points and their points percentage comes in at .539. Anaheim has taken 1,521 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. In terms of their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 146 goals (15th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 150. Anaheim has 138 power play chances and they have notched 35 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 25.36%.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have been able to score 890 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. Gibson has participated in 358 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .916 for his 20,586 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall record of 163-135-48 and he was named the starter in 350 games. For his professional hockey career, Gibson has 197 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .563. Gibson has seen 10,651 shot attempts against him and has accrued 9,761 saves.
In their last contest, Vancouver went up against the Sharks in a game where the Canucks got the win by a tally of 5-4. They had 4 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Canucks recorded 5 goals of the 27 shots on goal they pursued.
This season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 128 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .520. They have allowed 136 goals to be scored by way of 92 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have tallied 97 goals at even strength and 31 goals (14th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 162 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 19.14%. Vancouver has attempted 1,602 shots (11th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 7.99%, while allowing their opponents 1,588 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 69.44% on their opponents 144 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%.
For the opposition you are going to see Thatcher Demko in net. Demko has compiled a lifetime mark of 54-46-6 and has participated in 110 games. Demko's rate of quality starts is 57.5% and he has qualified for 61 quality starts in his pro career. He has compiled 3,191 stops out of 3,493 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .914. His opposition is averaging 2.81 goals per contest and he has allowed 302 goals altogether. He has been a starter 106 contests and has racked up 6,454 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+123)
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