Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-119) Red Wings (+105)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (2-5-1) will take on the Florida Panthers (3-0-1) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Panthers priced at -119 and the Red Wings are at +105. The total opens at 5.5.
The Panthers had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss to the Blue Jackets in their last game. The Panthers offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For the game, they converted 2 out of the 35 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't get a goal. Florida had a total of 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 54 and the Corsi against was 54 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 45, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 48.9%. They earned 29 face-off wins and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 29.2% and they had a PDO of 102.5 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets racked up a total of 31 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
Florida Panthers opponents have earned 14 power play opportunities (30th in hockey) and have earned 4 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 119 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. Florida has taken 132 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.4%. While at even strength, the Panthers have given up 6 goals while getting 12 on offense. Florida comes into the game with 12 power play chances and they have added 3 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.00%. For the season, they have tallied 7 points and their points percentage sits at .875. Pertaining to their scoring, the Florida Panthers have tallied 15 goals (27th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 11.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Sergei Bobrovsky. Over the course of his career, Bobrovsky has compiled 280 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .565. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 29,303 mins on the ice. Bobrovsky has had 14,926 shot attempts against him and has recorded 13,686 saves. Opponents have scored 1,240 goals against Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. He has compiled a win-loss record of 280-172-43 and he was named the starter in 496 games. Bobrovsky has participated in 509 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
The Red Wings went up against the Stars in a matchup where the Red Wings were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 7 - 3. Detroit had a 47.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 35 while they surrendered a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate came in at 40.4% by earning a Fenwick of 21 and the Stars having a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit had and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO of 89.3 and their oZS percentage was 41.7%. The Red Wings netted 3 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 7 power play chances in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Stars had 3 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Detroit conceded 29 shots on goal and the Stars racked up 14 penalty minutes.
On the campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have 16 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .313. They have allowed 29 goals to be scored by of a combination of 21 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Red Wings have earned 12 goals at even strength and 4 goals (20th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a tally of 27 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 14.81%. Detroit has put up 201 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.96%, while allowing their opponents 241 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.00% on their oppositions 25 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 8.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Thomas Greiss in goal. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals per contest and he has surrendered 679 goals in total. Greiss' rate of quality starts sits at 55.6% and he has 140 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 252 games and has played 15,471 minutes. Greiss has amassed a lifetime record of 137-94-29 and has been in net for 287 games. He has accounted for 7,248 saves out of the 7,927 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-119)
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