Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 11/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 11/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (4-9-1) at Florida Panthers (6-3-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)

The Line: Florida Panthers -240 / Detroit Red Wings +214 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with seven goals, Tyler Bertuzzi has eight assists and Darren Helm has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 22 goals on 244 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 21 goals on 183 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed five or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.

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The Florida Panthers look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida with seven goals, Aleksander Barkov has 14 assists and Mike Hoffman has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 36 goals on 283 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 10 goals on 105 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their first 13 games.

The Red Wings are 16-36 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest, 18-42 in their last 60 road games and 18-42 in their last 60 games as a road underdog. The Panthers are 11-5 in their last 16 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 6-0 in Red Wings last 6 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 games as a home favorite. The Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Florida.

The Detroit Red Wings are simply unbackable with the defensive effort that's taking place right now and them being on the end of a back to back doesn't help matters. The Florida Panthers are starting to figure things out right now and remain one of the more balanced and deep offensive teams in the league. If the Panthers get rolling, this could be a comfortable victory. So, instead of laying a steep price, I'll take the Panthers and the PL for increased value. 

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