Panthers vs. Red Wings - 3/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (35-25-11) at Florida Panthers (40-22-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, FSFL
The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers clash Saturday night at the BB&T Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.6 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 20 goals, Tomas Tatar has 22 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 103 goals on 1,359 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 68 goals on 752 shots. Mrazek has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers hope for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with 24 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 23 assists and Reilly Smith has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 124 goals on 1,585 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 38 goals on 503 shots. Luongo has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 19-7 in their last 26 Saturday games and 3-9 in their last 12 road games. The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 20-42 in their last 62 Saturday games. The Red Wings are 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Florida and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Panthers are back to playing decent hockey and a catching a Red Wings team that hasn't been good on the road recently. Have to like Florida at home here.