Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers NHL Point Spread Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (4-8-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) travel to BB&T Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers (6-3-4, 4th in the Atlantic Division). The Panthers open this matchup at -240 while the Red Wings are coming in at +214. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Red Wings are covering 30.8% of the time, having gone 4-9 SU. Florida covers 41.7% of the time, going 5-7 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings come into the game with a record of 4 victories and 8 defeats, which is good for 7th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 30 goals which puts them at 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -16, which is good for 29th in the league. The Red Wings have compiled a total of 9 points, which puts them at 24th in the league and 13th in the East. In terms of shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 406 which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference and 13th in the league. As a team, Detroit currently has a total of 179 hits which has them averaging 13.8 per contest. They have compiled a total of 144 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 411 minutes in goal for the season. Howard is allowing 3.21 GAA which has him ranking 15th in the East and 30th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 22 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910 which has him ranking 14th in the East.
The Detroit Red Wings had a good night with a 3 - 1 win against the Edmonton Oilers in their previous contest. The Red Wings had a middle of the road offensive output in this victory. For this game, they finished 3 of the 28 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Detroit ended up with 8 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 30 and the Corsi against was 28 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 51.7%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against sat at 21, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.3%. They earned 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 52.2% and they had a PDO of 105.5 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers tallied a total of 32 shots. They ended the game with 8 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play attempts.
The Panthers will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 6 wins and 3 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference and 19th in the league with -2. They have a total of 46 goals for this year which is 4th in the conference. Florida has a team save % of .877 which currently has them ranked 29th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which puts them at 9th in the conference. In net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a rough year by giving up 3.71 goals per contest and that ranks him 23rd among East goalies and 43rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 583 mins he has played this year, he's given up 36 goals. His save percentage is .873, which ranks him 24th among East goalies and 44th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Florida Panthers faced off against the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup where the Panthers earned a victory by a tally of 4 - 3. For this outing, Florida earned a 52.0% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 while the opposition had a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate was 51.6% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Avalanche finishing with a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 97.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 55.5%. The Panthers netted 4 goals of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those opportunities. In discussing their opponent, the Avalanche had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Florida gave up 30 shots on goal and the Avalanche had 25 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+214)
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