Panthers vs. Red Wings - 2/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (25-17-8) at Florida Panthers (30-15-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -138 / Detroit Red Wings +115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDE+, FSFL
The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers square off Thursday at the BB&T Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 15 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 24 assists and Tomas Tatar has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 67 goals on 965 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 49 goals on 531 shots. Mrazek has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Reilly Smith leads Florida with 16 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 19 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 80 goals on 1,146 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 23 goals on 333 shots. Luongo has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Panthers are 10-1 in their last 11 home games and 22-7 in their last 29 overall. The Red Wings are 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Florida and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Panthers are back on one of those streaks where they're simply rolling through teams. The Panthers have also won 10 of their last 11 home games. Hard not to take Florida in this spot against a Red Wings team that struggles on the end of a back to back.