Anaheim
Ducks
Stadium Honda Center
5-2-0 Overall | 2-0-0 PACIFIC 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Ducks1812 5.56%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  10/3
vs
Coyotes
W2-1
Sat  10/5
vs
Sharks
W3-1
Tue  10/8
@
Red Wings
W3-1
Thu  10/10
@
Penguins
L1-2
Fri  10/11
@
Blue Jackets
W2-1
Mon  10/14
@
Bruins
L2-4
Wed  10/16
vs
Sabres
W5-2
Fri  10/18
vs
Hurricanes
10:00pm
Sun  10/20
vs
Flames
R3609:00pm
Tue  10/22
@
Predators
8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 7 games, their expected win percentage is 47% based on the money line odds. At 5-2 they are well ahead of expectations. Money line betters would be up big taking them in every game (+261 units). They are 5-2 on puck line bets for a 339 profit. Their under-over record is 5-2. They were expected to win 44% of their games last season so their 35-37-10 met expectations. Money Line bettors lost -404 on them. They were not good on puck lines going 41-41 (-1729 loss). More of their games came in under (47) than went over (32). Based on computer simulations they only have a 42% chance to beat the Hurricanes in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Ducks had a tough season last year and ended up with 80 points. I expect them to regress as they did not get better, which would keep them well under the 82.5 point line for the season. There are 8 teams who have 30/1, 3.2% odds to win the Stanley Cup. They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the West either at 15/1, 6.2%. They are projected to finish with 78 points and come in under their pre-season futures line of 82.5. Their playoff chances stand at 7.2% (0.2% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #12 in the West.

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Their average goal differential is +0.86 which ranks #8 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #6. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #5 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #10 in road games. Their average goal differential in their past 7 games is +0.86 which ranks them #7 over this stretch, slightly better than the season overall.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by John Gibson who is projected to be the #25 Goalie the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
53 Comtois, Max LW6-221501/08/1999No College
44 Del Zotto, Michael D6-019506/24/1990No College
20 Deslauriers, Nicolas RW6-321902/22/1991No College
4 Fowler, Cam D6-120712/05/1991No College
15 Getzlaf, Ryan C6-322805/10/1985No College
36 Gibson, John G6-220707/14/1993No College
38 Grant, Derek C6-320604/20/1990No College
14 Henrique, Adam C6-018802/06/1990No College
5 Holzer, Korbinian D6-321302/16/1988No College
49 Jones, Max LW6-122002/17/1998No College
25 Kase, Ondrej RW6-019011/08/1995No College
32 Larsson, Jacob D6-219004/29/1997No College
47 Lindholm, Hampus D6-320801/20/1994No College
42 Manson, Josh D6-322410/07/1991No College
30 Miller, Ryan G6-217007/17/1980No College
67 Rakell, Rickard LW6-019605/05/1993No College
37 Ritchie, Nick LW6-223012/05/1995No College
24 Rowney, Carter RW6-120805/10/1989No College
29 Shore, Devin C6-120607/19/1994No College
33 Silfverberg, Jakob RW6-020810/13/1990No College
34 Steel, Sam C5-1118902/03/1998No College
61 Terry, Troy RW6-018009/10/1997No College