Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-175) Red Wings (+145)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (2-5-1) will take on the Florida Panthers (3-0-1) on Saturday. The Panthers open this game at -175 while the Red Wings are priced at +145. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Panthers will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 2 defeat against the Blue Jackets their last time out. The Panthers had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 of the 35 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but didn't net one. Florida earned 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Panthers was 54 and the Corsi against was 54 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 43 while the Fenwick against was 45, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.9%. They took 29 face-off wins and lost 22 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 29.2% and they had a PDO of 102.5 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets earned a total of 31 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
Florida Panthers opponents have earned 14 power play opportunities (30th in hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 119 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Florida has tried 132 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 6 goals while having 12 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida comes into tonight with 12 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 25.00%. For the current campaign, they have earned 7 points and their points % is .875. In reference to their scoring, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 15 goals (27th in the league) this season and have allowed 11.
The man in net for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has been involved in 509 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 280-172-43 and he was named the starter in 496 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,240 goals versus Bobrovsky in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.54. Bobrovsky has had 14,926 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 13,686 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 29,303 minutes in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Bobrovsky has accounted for 280 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .565.
The Red Wings faced off against the Stars in an outing where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a score of 7 - 3. Detroit wound up with a 47.9% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 35 while they surrendered a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.4% by earning a Fenwick of 21 and the Stars earning a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit played and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO was 89.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 41.7%. The Red Wings netted 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they took. They had 7 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Stars had 3 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Detroit allowed 29 shots on goal and the Stars earned 14 minutes in the box.
Detroit has put up 201 shots (21st in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 7.96%, while allowing the other team 241 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 72.00% on their oppositions 25 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 8.0%. They have earned 27 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.81%. The Red Wings have scored 12 goals at even strength and 4 goals (20th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 29 goals to be scored by way of 21 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 16 goals, 5 points, in addition to a points percentage of .313.
Across the ice you are going to see Thomas Greiss between the pipes. He has recorded 7,248 saves out of the 7,927 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .914. Greiss is the owner of a career mark of 137-94-29 and has been in net for 287 games. He has been a starter 252 games and has played 15,471 minutes. Greiss' quality start rate sits at 55.6% and he has made 140 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has allowed 679 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (-175)
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