Red Wings vs. Panthers - 2/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (31-15-6) at Detroit Red Wings (26-18-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -105 / Florida Panthers -105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSDE+
The Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings meet Monday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Florida Panthers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 17 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 21 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 86 goals on 1,220 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 23 goals on 333 shots. Luongo has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 18 goals, Tomas Tatar has 17 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 68 goals on 994 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 54 goals on 563 shots. Mrazek has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 12-5 in their last 17 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Panthers are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Panthers have been one of the more consistent teams in hockey and have got the upper hand lately against an inconsistent Red Wings squad. I like Florida in this spot as it's the team that's far easier to trust.