Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings 12/12/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/11/2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit
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On Friday, the Florida Panthers will travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. Florida comes into the affair with an 11-8-7 record, which places them sixth in the Atlantic Division and ninth in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers are coming off a 4-2 loss at St. Louis on Monday. For Detroit, they have the most points in the Eastern Conference, with 40. The Red Wings are 11-3-3 in home games this season.
Detroit is coming off a 2-1 shoot-out loss on Wednesday, at home to Toronto. The Red Wings before that beat Carolina 3-1 on Saturday. The lone goal scorer for Detroit on Wednesday was Gustav Nyquist, as he scored his 13th of the season, which leads the team. The Red Wings are led in scoring by Henrik Zetterberg, with 20 assists and 5 goals. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard has been solid between the pipes with a 13-5-5 record and 2.15 goals against average.
For Florida, they saw the Blues score two late goals to pick up the home win. The Panthers received goals from Nick Bjugstad and Aaron Ekblad to tie the game. Florida’s goaltender Roberto Luongo turned away 24 shots in the loss. On the season, Luongo is allowing more than 2.3 goals per game. The Panthers are 27th in all of the NHL in scoring, with just 2.2 goals per game. The Panthers are also 23rd on the power play; converting on just shy of 15% of them.
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
Florida Panthers are 11-15-0 Against the Spread
Florida Panthers are 9-11-0 against the Over/Under
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
Detroit Red Wings are 17-12-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Red Wings are 15-10-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/09/14 C Derek MacKenzie Flu "?" Friday vs Detroit
12/08/14 C Aleksander Barkov Hand "?" Friday vs Detroit
12/08/14 LW Scottie Upshall Ankle "?" Friday vs Detroit
Detroit Red Wings
12/01/14 LW Justin Abdelkader Shoulder expected to miss 2 weeks
11/07/14 GO Jonas Gustavsson Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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