Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings - 2/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings - 2/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (4-11-3) vs Florida Panthers (10-2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +145 / Florida Panthers -165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Florida Panthers will look to add to a 7-2 romp over the Detroit Red Wings last time out. Heading into Friday’s matchup, Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 20 points coming on 7 goals and 13 assists while Aleksander Barkov’s got 5 goals and 10 helpers for his 15 points. Patric Hornqvist has 13 points with 6 goals and 7 assists and Carter Verhaeghe has 12 points with 7 goals and 5 assists for his 12 points on the year. Keith Yandle and Aaron Ekblad each have 9 points as well for Florida up to this point in the season.

The Detroit Red Wings will look to bounce back from another crushing loss at the hands of the Panthers last time out. Heading into Friday’s matchup, Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin and Filip Hronek each have 9 points with Mantha logging 5 goals with 4 assists while Larkin’s got 4 goals with 5 assists and Hronek’s got 9 assists for Detroit. Bobby Ryan’s got 8 points with 4 goals and 4 assists and Tyler Bertuzzi has 7 points with 5 goals and a pair of assists.

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Florida is 15-6 in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record and 9-3 in their last 12 games on no rest while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Detroit is 14-55 in their last 69 games overall and 10-25 in their last 35 home games while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games playing on no rest. Florida is 15-3 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams in Detroit and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams overall.

The Panthers absolutely roasted the Red Wings on Friday and while it’s hard to beat the same team in as many days on a back-to-back, I just have so little faith in the Red Wings that I’m going back to the well again. Florida’s simply the better team here playing better hockey by a mile, so I’ll back Florida on the puck line in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Florida -1.5

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