Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/7/21

Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/7/21 Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (2-8-2) at Florida Panthers (6-0-2)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm (BB&T Center)

The Line: Florida Panthers -208 / Detroit Red Wings +175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 10 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has six assists and Dylan Larkin has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 71.1 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 Florida Panthers look for another win to build on their 6-0-2 record. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 36 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with six goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has eight assists and Aleksander Barkov has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.9 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.

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The Red Wings are 9-43 in their last 52 road games and 12-51 in their last 63 overall. The Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The under is 7-3 in Red Wings last 10 overall. under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Florida and 0-8 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.

The Detroit Red Wings are a tough team to get behind right now, as they have nothing going for them at either end of the ice and they're arguably the worst offensive team in the league. The Florida Panthers have already beaten the Red Wings twice this season and are firing on all cylinders offensively. This is a mismatch game, and I'll take the PL to shave down an expensive ML price. 

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Randy’s Pick Florida Panthers -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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