Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+140) Ducks (-170)
Honda Center is where the Anaheim Ducks (18-11-7) will attempt to defeat the Detroit Red Wings (16-15-3) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Red Wings at +140 and the Ducks are sitting at -170. The over/under is set at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Sharks in their last game. The Red Wings had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this victory. For the game, they converted 6 out of the 31 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Detroit recorded 25 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 94 power play tries (18th in the league) and have tallied 21 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have had 1,127 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .899. Detroit has attempted 980 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. At even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 93 goals while notching 82 as an offensive unit. Detroit skates onto the rink with 93 power play chances and they have notched 13 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 13.98%. For the year, they have tallied 35 points and their points percentage is .515. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 95 goals (19th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 114.
The player between the pipes for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 52 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 27-15-7 and he has started in 47 games. The opposition has racked up 118 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.37. Nedeljkovic has had 1,496 shots against him and he has 1,378 saves. His save percentage currently is .921 during his 2,982 minutes played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Nedeljkovic has 28 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .596.
In their last outing, Anaheim faced off against the Flyers in a matchup where the Ducks notched a win by a final score of 4-1. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 2 goals out of those tries. The Ducks recorded 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took.
The Ducks have accumulated 82 goals at even strength and 27 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has attempted 1,115 shots (5th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.78%, while allowing the opposition 1,163 shots. On the year, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 109 goals, 43 points, in addition to a points percentage of .597. They have recorded 97 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 27.84%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.57% on their opponents 97 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.7%. They have granted a total of 96 goals to be scored by way of 82 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see John Gibson defending the net. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has relinquished 864 goals overall. Gibson's rate of quality starts comes in at 56.3% and he has made 192 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 341 contests and has accumulated 20,074 mins. Gibson is the owner of a career record of 160-131-46 and has participated in 349 games. He has tallied 9,496 stops out of the 10,360 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+140)
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