Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Panthers (36-13-5) vs Detroit Red Wings (24-24-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm (FLA Live Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -188 / Detroit Red Wings +400 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers host the Detroit Red Wings in Saturday NHL Action.

The Detroit Red Wings come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-24-6. Through 54 games, the Red Wings are 5th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 160 times, good for a rank of 21st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Detroit is the 26th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.57 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have a strength of schedule rating of 21st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 26th ranked team in the NHL.

The Florida Panthers get set to host the Detroit Red Wings with an overall record of 36-13-5. This mark places them 1st in the Atlantic division. Through 54 games, the Panthers have scored 221 goals, giving them an average of 4.06. This output gives them a rank of 1st among NHL teams. On defense, Florida is the 15th ranked unit, giving up 2.93 goals per contest. So far, the Panthers have played the 7th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Florida's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 1st in the NHL.

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Through 49 games, the Detroit Red Wings goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 56 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 18.2%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 22 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +6.0. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.13 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Florida Panther's leader in points is Jonathan Huberdeau. In Florida's 54 games, he has come up with 18 goals and 57 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.2%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. Of his 25 goals, 32.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +23. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.56 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In terms of betting, the Red Wings are covering the spread in less than half their games, with an ATS record of just 24-27. These struggles against the spread are also taking place on the road, as they have covered just 10 of their 24 road games. On the season, the Detroit Red Wings have a per-game scoring differential of -0.63. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they are losing road games by an average of -1.33 goals. On the other side, the Panthers are in the middle of a scoring slump, but I see them getting back on track with a win over Detroit.

 

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Joe’s Pick Panthers -188

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