Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+265) Golden Knights (-335)
The Anaheim Ducks (1-5-1) are on their way to T-Mobile Arena on Friday where they will compete against the Vegas Golden Knights (6-2-0). The moneyline on this contest has Anaheim at +265 while Vegas opens at -335. The over/under is 7.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 4-2 defeat to the Lightning their last time out. Anaheim earned 21 penalty minutes for this matchup. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. The Ducks could have played much better offensively in the loss. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 21 shots they looked to score on.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have 29 power play tries (6th in the NHL) and have a total of 10 goals in those chances. The Ducks have seen 277 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Anaheim has tried 177 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 21 goals while notching 14 of their own. Anaheim is sitting with 22 power play chances and they have added 2 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 9.09%. For the season, they sit with 3 points and their points percentage comes in at .214. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 16 goals (31st in hockey) this season and have allowed 31.
The player in the crease for this game is John Gibson. Gibson has played in 384 contests during his NHL career. He has earned a record of 167-152-52 and he was named the starter in 376 games. Opponents have been able to score 987 goals versus Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.69. Gibson has seen 11,498 shots taken against him and has amassed 10,511 saves. He has a save percentage of .914 in his 21,999 mins played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gibson has 205 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .545.
In their last game, Vegas faced off against the Sharks in an outing where the Golden Knights got the win by a mark of 4-2. They had 1 chance on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Golden Knights earned 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took.
Vegas has taken 270 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.63%, while allowing the opposition 237 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their oppositions 20 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 93.2%. They have earned 27 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.52%. The Golden Knights have earned 21 goals at even strength and 5 goals (15th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 16 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 26 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .750.
Across the ice you are likely to see Logan Thompson defending the goal. Thompson holds a lifetime record of 13-7-3 and has participated in 25 games. Thompson's rate of quality starts sits at 59.1% and he has earned 13 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has gathered 657 stops out of the 716 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .918. His opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has surrendered 59 goals overall. He was named a starter in 22 games and his ice time sits at 1,401 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-335)
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