Anaheim Ducks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+240) Penguins (-300)
The Anaheim Ducks (12-27-4) are on their way to PPG Paints Arena on Monday where they will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-15-6). The odds on this game have Anaheim at +240 and Pittsburgh is coming in at -300. The total has been set at 7.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 6-2 defeat to the Devils in their previous contest . The Ducks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. For the game, they converted 2 of the 33 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal. Anaheim earned 33 penalty minutes in this outing.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 97 goals (31st in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 179. For the current season, they have accumulated 28 points and their points percentage is .326. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 125 power play opportunities and they have added 19 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 15.20%. While at even strength, the Ducks have allowed the opponent to score 135 goals while notching 78 themselves. Anaheim has taken 1,243 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.8%. The Ducks have had 1,669 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 152 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have scored 44 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gibson has accounted for 217 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .544. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 23,268 mins in the crease. Gibson has had 12,319 shots against him and has garnered 11,245 total saves. The opposition has notched 1,074 goals against Gibson in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.77. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 173-167-54 and he started in 399 games. Gibson has participated in 407 games during his hockey career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh opposed the Hurricanes in a game where the Penguins went home in defeat by a final score of 2-1. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing and tallied 1 out of those tries. The Penguins scored 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking.
Over the course of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 134 goals, 48 points, and a points percentage of .571. They have permitted 127 goals to be scored by of a combination of 106 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have scored 103 goals at even strength and 31 goals (15th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 149 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 20.81%. Pittsburgh has tried 1,349 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.93%, while allowing their opponents 1,406 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.21% on their opponents 133 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%.
Across the ice you will find Casey DeSmith in net. DeSmith has accumulated a lifetime record of 48-37-13 and has played in 113 games. DeSmith's quality start rate is 55.1% and he has 54 quality starts in his career. He has accrued 2,973 saves out of the 3,253 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .914. Opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per game and he has surrendered 280 goals in total. He was named a starter in 98 games and has racked up 6,141 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+240)
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