Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 10/15/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports
Honda Center is the site where the Anaheim Ducks (23-47-12 last year) will try to beat the Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9 last season) on Sunday.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win over the Senators in the last game they played. Carolina amassed 10 mins in the box in this matchup. In addition, they had 6 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. The Hurricanes had a impressive offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 42 shots they attempted.
In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes earned 262 goals (15th in professional hockey) in the previous season and allowed 210. For the prior season, the had a total of 113 points and their points % was .689. Carolina tallied 253 power play opportunities and notched 50 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 19.76%. At even strength, the Hurricanes allowed the opponent to score 170 goals while scoring 212. Carolina tried 2,852 shots and held a shot percentage of 9.2%. The Hurricanes had 2,132 shots tried against them and held a save percentage of .902. Carolina Hurricanes opponents had 256 power play opportunities (13th in professional hockey) and had a total of 40 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has played in 479 contests throughout his hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 282-125-52 and he has gotten the start in 465 games. Opponents have notched 1,190 goals versus Andersen in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.58. Andersen has seen 14,051 shots against him and he has 12,861 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 27,653 minutes played. During his career on the ice, Andersen has 264 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .568.
The last time they were on the ice, Anaheim opposed the Kings in a matchup where the Ducks ended up losing by a score of 5-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but were not able to net one. The Ducks notched 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking.
Last season, the Anaheim Ducks earned 206 goals, 58 points, and a points percentage of .354. They allowed 335 goals to be scored by of a combination of 257 goals at even strength and 78 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks racked up 170 goals at even strength and 36 goals (30th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They earned 229 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.72%. Anaheim took 2,326 shots (28th in hockey) and had a shooting percentage of 8.86%, while allowing their opponent 3,207 shots. They had a penalty kill rate of 72.14% on the other team's 280 power play tries, and their save percentage came in at 89.6%.
Across the ice you are going to see John Gibson protecting the net. Gibson is the owner of a career record of 180-179-59 and has participated in 431 games. Gibson's rate of quality starts is 54.0% and he has qualified for 228 quality starting assignments in his career. He has tallied 12,102 saves out of 13,266 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Teams are averaging 2.83 goals per contest and he has given up 1,164 goals in total. He has started in 422 games and has played 24,680 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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