Red Wings vs Panthers Prediction NHL Picks 1/17/24

Florida Panthers (27-13-3) vs Detroit Red Wings (22-16-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Amerant Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Florida Panthers -235 / Detroit Red Wings +190 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings will play the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. Detroit has won five of their last six games, while Florida has lost two games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Red Wings vs Panthers prediction.

Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are 22-16-5 this year after they defeated Toronto by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Detroit trailed 2-1 in the third period, but got three goals from Sprong, Copp, and Raymond for the win. The Red Wings were out shot by a total of 30-24 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Detroit defeated the Kings by a score of 5-3 in the game prior to Toronto, but lost to Edmonton by a score of 3-2 before that. The Red Wings are scoring 3.56 goals per game and they are allowing 3.35 goals against per game, while going 21.4% on the power play and 80.6% on the penalty kill. Alex DeBrincat has led Detroit with 17 goals, 23 assists, and 129 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Detroit is Alex Lyon, who is 9-4-1 this year with a 2.58 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. 

Panthers Preview

The Florida Panthers are 27-13-3 this season after they lost to Anaheim in overtime by a score of 5-4 in their last game. Florida led 2-0 and 4-2, but Anaheim scored the final three goals in the game for the overtime win. The Panthers out shot the Ducks by a total of 33-26 and went 2-4 on the power play in the game. Florida lost to New Jersey by a score of 4-1 in the game prior to Anaheim, but did win the previous nine games. The Panthers are scoring 3.16 goals per game and they are allowing 2.56 goals against per game, while going 23.1% on the power play and 84.8% on the penalty kill. Sam Reinhart has led Florida with 32 goals, 23 assists, and 115 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 21-10-1 this year with a 2.45 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. 

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have won each of their last 10 games as favorites against the Red Wings.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in eight of the Panthers' last nine games.
  • The favorites have won the second period in each of the last four games between the Red Wings and Panthers.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last eight games as home favorites.

Detroit Red Wings Team Facts

  • The Red Wings have lost each of their last six games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Red Wings' last five games.
  • The Red Wings have lost the first period in four of their last five games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Red Wings' last 13 games.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Sam Reinhart has scored a goal in each of the Panthers' last six games as favorites.
  • Sam Bennett has recorded at least one point in each of his last six home appearances against the Red Wings.
  • Carter Verhaeghe has recorded an assist in seven of the Panthers' last eight games as favorites.
  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (9) this season.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Andrew Copp has scored a goal in each of the Red Wings' last three games as underdogs.
  • Alex DeBrincat has recorded at least one point in each of the Red Wings' last six games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Alex DeBrincat has recorded an assist in each of the Red Wings' last four games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Alex DeBrincat has the most multi-goal games for the Red Wings this season (4).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for shots per game this season (34.1).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for shots against per game this season (27.0).
  • The Detroit Red Wings rank 2nd in the league for Period 2 goals scored per game this season (1.30).
  • The Detroit Red Wings rank T4th in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (1.28).

Red Wings vs Panthers Betting Prediction

Florida was one of the hottest teams in the NHL over the last few weeks, but they have lost two games in a row to the Ducks and Devils. Detroit has been inconsistent this season, but they have won five of their last six games and their defense has been much improved. The Wings have allowed three goals or fewer six straight games and Lyon has been very solid in net. Florida is 13-6-1 at home this season, while Detroit is 11-9-1 on the road. I like how the Red Wings have played recently and I think this game has a great chance to get to overtime, so I like Detroit +1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Red Wings +1.5

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