Detroit Red Wings (3-8-2) at Florida Panthers (6-1-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -238 / Detroit Red Wings +195 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two 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 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 71.8 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 a win after splitting their last six games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 34.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with six goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has eight assists and Aleksander Barkov has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.9 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.
The Red Wings are 10-43 in their last 53 road games and 13-51 in their last 64 overall. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-11 in their last 16 home games. The under is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall. The Red Wings are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings are coming off their best performance of the season, but it's going to take more than one strong showing for me to start looking their direction. The Florida Panthers have been head and shoulders the better team up to this point and they have a clear edge with one of the better offenses in the league in terms of power play percentage and shot attempts. I like the Panthers to bounce back here, and I'll take the PL for max betting value.