Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 2/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+100) Ducks (-118)
The Los Angeles Kings (27-17-7) are traveling to Honda Center on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Anaheim Ducks (25-19-9). The line on this contest has Los Angeles at +100 while Anaheim opens at -118. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-2 victory against the Coyotes in their last game. Los Angeles accounted for 14 penalty mins in this game. The Kings had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. In addition, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. In the matchup, they converted 3 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 148 goals (16th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 141. For the current campaign, they have recorded 61 points and their points percentage is sitting at .598. Los Angeles has 161 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 16.15%. While at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 106 goals while earning 122 on offense. Los Angeles has attempted 1,814 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Kings have had 1,448 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .903. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 140 power play opportunities (25th in hockey) and have scored 35 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Quick has earned 370 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .540. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 40,557 minutes on the ice. Quick has seen 18,722 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 17,090 saves. Opponents have scored 1,632 goals versus Quick in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.41. He has accumulated a mark of 349-259-75 and he started in 685 games. Quick has been involved in 695 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Anaheim went up against the Sharks in an outing where the Ducks ended up with the victory by a final score of 4-3. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Ducks converted 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 156 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .557. They have permitted 157 goals to be scored by way of 130 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have tallied 119 goals at even strength and 37 goals (8th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 147 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 25.17%. Anaheim has put up 1,575 shots (14th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.90%, while allowing the other team 1,769 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.24% on their opponents 152 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson defending the goal. He has gathered 9,777 saves out of 10,671 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .916. Gibson has accumulated a career record of 164-135-48 and has been in net for 359 contests. He got the starting nod in 351 contests and has played 20,646 minutes. Gibson's quality start percentage sits at 56.1% and he has made 197 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has allowed 894 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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