Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Free Preview 11/12/19

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In what’s already their final head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks collide at the Honda Center. The action gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, and you are able to see this East-West matchup live on Prime Ticket.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds

Anaheim (-160) is currently the favorite over Detroit (+140) and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 6 goals. If bettors want to wager on this game’s total, they’ll be looking at odds of -115 money on the over and -105 for the under.

The Ducks are 9-9 straight-up (SU) and have hurt moneyline bettors to the tune of -0.9 units so far. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, isn’t too far off from to the 35-47 record the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Among its 18 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while an additional nine have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 6-4 SU at home so far this year.

Anaheim’s converted on just 8.5 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 31st overall in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 19th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all penalties.

As a team, Anaheim has been penalized 4.2 times per game overall this season, 3.8 per game over its last five contests total, and 3.8 per game over its last five home outings. The team’s had to kill penalties for just 8.4 minutes per game over its last 10 outings, in total.

With a .915 save percentage and 29.2 saves per game, John Gibson (six wins, eight losses) has been the primary option in goal for the Ducks this season. If head coach Dallas Eakins decides to give him the evening off, however, the Ducks could go with Ryan Miller (3-2-2 record, .926 save percentage, 2.30 goals against average).

The Ducks will continue to look for offensive production from Jakob Silfverberg and Rickard Rakell. Silfverberg (14 points) has tallied seven goals and seven assists and has recorded two or more points on three separate occasions this year. Rakell has five goals and six assists to his credit and has notched a point in eight games.

Detroit has lost 3.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 6-13 straight up (SU). Through 19 regular season contests, eight of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under the total and four have pushed. Detroit’s 2-7 SU as a road team this season.

Detroit has converted on just 16.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that places it in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 31st overall and it’s successfully killed off 68.3 percent of all penalties.

Detroit’s skaters have been whistled for penalties 3.5 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five on the road. The team’s been forced to defend opponent power plays just 7.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Jimmy Howard (3.99 goals against average and .887 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Detroit. Howard is averaging 27.5 saves per game and owns a 2-8 record.

Anthony Mantha (11 goals, seven assists) and Tyler Bertuzzi (six goals, 10 assists) have been the top playmakers for Detroit and will pace the attack for the visiting Red Wings.

Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five matchups.
  • Extra-man opportunities may have a critical role in tonight’s matchup. The Red Wings are 2-4 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 5-9 when they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes. The Ducks are 1-4 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 4-6 when their penalty minutes are in the single digits.
  • Both teams have yet to participate in a shootout this season.
  • Anaheim is ranked 27th in the NHL with 6.3 takeaways per game. That figure has trended down recently, however, as the team has forced 5.4 takeaways over its last 10 games and 3.6 takeaways over its last five.
  • Detroit skaters have averaged 5.2 takeaways per game over its last five road games, an improvement over its season average of 4.3 takeaways per game (ranked 32nd in the league).