Florida Panthers (3-0-1) at Detroit Red Wings (2-5-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +145 / Florida Panthers -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Florida Panthers look for a win to build on their 3-0-1 record. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with four goals, Anthony Duclair has five assists and Aleksander Barkov has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up four goals on 61 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up seven goals on 58 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Bobby Ryan leads Detroit with four goals, Filip Hronek has five assists and Dylan Larkin has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 13 goals on 129 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 13 goals on 109 shots.
The Panthers are 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 10-21 in their last 31 home games and 12-47 in their last 59 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Panthers last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The Panthers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Florida Panthers are off to a great start through four games and their offensive firepower has been impressive out of the gate. The Detroit Red Wings look like the team from last year, and that's a team that can't do much of anything right. The Red Wings have lost four straight games and have been outscored 19-7 during that span. I'll back the Panthers and take the PL to shave down an expensive ML price. The Red Wings hold no value right now.