Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings - 4/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings - 4/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (29-35-10) vs Florida Panthers (53-15-6)

Game Info: Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +350 / Florida Panthers -163 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Florida Panthers come into this road contest with an overall record of 53-15-6. Through 74 games, the Panthers are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 311 times, good for a rank of 1st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Florida is the 12th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.88 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have a strength of schedule rating of 28th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 1st ranked team in the NHL.

The Detroit Red Wings get set to host the Florida Panthers with an overall record of 29-35-10. This mark places them 5th in the Atlantic division. Through 74 games, the Red Wings have scored 213 goals, giving them an average of 2.84. This output gives them a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. On defense, Detroit is the 31st ranked unit, giving up 3.77 goals per contest. So far, the Red Wings have played the 14th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Detroit's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 29th in the NHL.

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Through 74 games, the Florida Panthers' leading goal scorer is Aleksander Barkov. With his 46 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 80. On the season, he is turning 17.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Panthers have benefited from the strong play of Jonathan Huberdeau, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Florida's 74 games, he has come up with 30 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.2%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 37. Florida's top goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 49 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 69 games, the Detroit Red Wings' goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin, with 69 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.0%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 29 assists to go along with his 27 goals. However, when on the ice the Red Wings are -9.0 in scoring differential. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.27 goals per game. In his 54 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Florida's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 44-26-4. So far, taking the over when the Panthers are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-16-2. On the season, 69.0% of Florida's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Panthers. In Detroit's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-31-2. So far, taking the over when the Red Wings are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 23-15-1. On the season, 61.0% of Detroit's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Red Wings. Look for Detroit and Florida to surpass the line of 6.5 goals, as Florida alone should make up the majority of the scoring needed to take this game over the betting total.

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