Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21

Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21 Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers (11-2-2) at Detroit Red Wings (4-12-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +145 / Florida Panthers -165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 29.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with seven goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 13 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 17 goals on 224 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 24 goals on 207 shots.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 7.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has nine assists and Dylan Larkin has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 33 goals on 328 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 16 goals on 157 shots.

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The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 10-25 in their last 35 home games and 14-55 in their last 69 overall. The over is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall. The under is 6-1 in Red Wings last 7 overall. The Panthers are 14-3 in the last 17 meetings in Detroit and 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.

The Florida Panthers continue to prove they're one of the best teams in the league and there's no stepping in front of them, especially with how comfortably they won last night. The Detroit Red Wings have little to nothing going for them right now and their lack of offense kills them in spots like this. Give me the Panthers yet again, and I'll lay the PL for added betting value.

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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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