Florida Panthers (53-15-6) vs. Detroit Red Wings (29-36-10)
April 17, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +210 / Florida Panthers -263; Over/Under: -6.5
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The Florida Panthers and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.
The Florida Panthers will look to build on their 6-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets for their 9th straight win. Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers in scoring with 108 points including a team-high 78 assists while Sam Reinhart has 74 points, logging 27 goals and 47 assists. Aleksander Barkov has a team-high 34 goals as well as 80 points for Florida this season. Sergei Bobrovsky’s gone 36-6-3 with a 2.67 GAA and a .912 save percentage between the pipes for Florida while Spencer Knight is 17-8-3 with a 2.83 GAA and an .906 save percentage this season.
The Detroit Red Wings will try to bounce back from a 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit in scoring with 69 points including a team-high 31 goals while Tyler Bertuzzi has 56 points with 27 goals this season. Lucas Raymond has 55 points with 22 goals and 33 apples. Moritz Seider also has 41 assists so far this season. Alex Nedeljkovic is 19-21-9 with a 3.27 GAA and a .903 save percentage in goal for Detroit while Thomas Greiss is 9-14-1 with a 3.56 GAA and an .892 save percentage this season.
Florida is 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games and 16-5 in their last 21 road games while the over is 27-8-4 in their last 39 games following a win. Detroit is 62-136 in their last 198 games overall and 51-129 in their last 180 games as an underdog while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home underdog.
I get why you could look at Detroit, but I thought the Red Wings best shot at a win this weekend was against the Rangers and the Red Wings were just run out of the building. Florida is still going strong with nine wins in a row and I just don’t see the Red Wings stepping in front of the Panthers here. Give me the Panthers -1.5 here.