Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Panthers vs Red Wings NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(10-2-2) Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings (4-11-3)
Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Panthers -140| Red Wings +150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Panthers -1.5 (+145)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Florida overlooked Detroit when the teams met up on Super Bowl Sunday, that didn’t end so well for the Panthers in a 4-1 loss. Joel Quenneville’s team bounced back with a 2-1 win over the Wings two days later, but that was also at home.
The Red Wings have just 11 points on the year, but they show up night in and night out. Their 2-0 loss to Chicago was a one goal affair until an empty netter at the end, and Detroit lost in OT to the Hawks the game before.
Florida needed OT to beat Carolina on Wednesday, but they still got the victory which was their 4th in the last 5. The only defeat since dropping the big one at home to the Red Wings was a 6-1 beating from Tampa Bay.
The Panthers are good no matter where they play as evidenced by their 10-2-2 record and 22 points that is the second most in the NHL. Florida is also great going away though, posting a 5-0-1 road tally this year.
Florida’s “secret” to their success definitely comes from the offensive end. The Panthers rank 10th in the league in scoring, netting 3.3 pucks/game. Detroit’s defense has picked up a bit though allowing two or less in 3 of 5.
There’s a lot of skaters clicking this year for the Panthers. Jonathan Huberdeau has three goals the last two, and Patric Hornqvist has scored in 4 of the last 5.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit is in that weird limbo where they can lose by a couple goals on any given night but also beat anybody they are matched up with – or at least keep things within the puck line.
Detroit just got done playing a couple close games with a resurgent Blackhawks squad. They split in Nashville on a 2-game set and had that win at first place Detroit in the last 12 days.
Unfortunately what all this means is that you can’t bank against – nor on – Detroit right now. They do rank 30th in the league in scoring, including 30th in points and 3rd worst on the power play. Six Wings players do have at least 4 goals.
Who goes in net for Detroit on Friday? Thomas Greiss hasn’t been the pickup the Wings thought he’d be, posting a 1-9-3 record this year but while also holding three of the last five opponents to 2 goals or less.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Panthers are 4-0 last 4 road games
- Panthers are 4-1 last 5 overall
- Over is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall
- Red Wings are 3-13 last 16 overall
- Under is 6-1 in Red Wings last 7 overall
- Under is 5-0 last 5 head to head meetings
Free Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction:
Detroit is unpredictable right now sometimes in a good way, but Florida doesn’t have horrible value at -140 considering their outstanding road record. The Panthers won’t get complacent after losing at home to the Wings.
Ultimately though, the value in this one is on the total. The under has hit in five straight head to head meetings, not to mention 6 of the last 7 Red Wings games overall.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
Detroit is in that spot that total bettors love, they don’t score lately but also don’t give up a ton either. Ride the Red Wings unders for awhile.
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