Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+188) Panthers (-225)
Calvin Pickard and the Detroit Red Wings (12-21-4) go to BB&T Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (23-9-4). The Panthers open this matchup at -225 while the Red Wings are coming in at +188. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 defeat against the Panthers their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Red Wings was sitting at 33 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 46 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 41.8%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 33.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.7 for this one. Detroit accumulated 8 minutes in the box for this contest. The Red Wings offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.5%. They recorded 16 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 36 shots they put on goal.
Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 80 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 119. For the year, they have recorded 28 points and their points percentage is .378. Detroit is sitting with 108 power play chances and they have scored 13 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 12.04%. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 91 goals while having 67 when they are on offense. Detroit has taken 1,032 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.8%. The Red Wings have had 1,148 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 105 power play tries (21st in pro hockey) and have tallied 28 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Calvin Pickard. Opponents have been able to score 295 goals against Pickard in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.99. Pickard has been involved in 112 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .904 in his 5,914 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall mark of 34-53-9 and he started in 91 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Pickard has 44 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .484. Pickard has had 3,088 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,793 saves.
In their win over Detroit, Florida had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Panthers scored 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 114 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 67.2%. Florida had a 58.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida had and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate was 56.5% by tallying a Fenwick of 35 and the Red Wings ending the game with a 27 Fenwick.
The Panthers have earned 90 goals at even strength and 28 goals (5th in the NHL) while on the power play. Florida has tried 1,236 shots (1st in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.55%, while allowing the other team 1,098 shots. Over the course of the season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 118 goals, 50 points, and a points percentage of .694. They have earned 117 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 23.93%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.18% on the other teams 111 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.2%. They have granted a total of 97 goals to be scored by way of 75 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the net. He has recorded 14,219 stops out of the 15,512 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .917. Bobrovsky holds a career record of 292-177-45 and has participated in 528 games. He has been a starter 515 games and has accumulated 30,452 minutes. Bobrovsky's quality start rate is 56.7% and he has qualified for 292 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 1,293 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+188)
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