Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 10/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-170) Red Wings (+153)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Alex Nedeljkovic and the Detroit Red Wings (4-2-1) will play the Florida Panthers (7-0-0) on Friday. The Red Wings open this matchup at +153 while the Panthers are coming in at -170. The total has been set at 6.
The Panthers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-1 victory over the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 59.2% and their PDO was 111.5 for this one. They recorded 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 35 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 52.1%. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 49 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Florida garnered 2 penalty minutes for this game. They also had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. The Panthers had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 of the 27 shots they put on goal.
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The Panthers have had 220 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .941. At even strength, the Panthers have conceded 9 goals while getting 26 on the offensive side of the ice. Florida Panthers opponents have 29 power play opportunities (1st in hockey) and have earned 4 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 14 points and their points percentage sits at 1.000. Florida has tried 237 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 13.1%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have earned 31 goals (1st in the league) so far this season and have allowed 13. Florida steps onto the ice with 26 power play opportunities and they have notched 5 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.23%.
The man in net for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Over the course of his time in hockey, Bobrovsky has 301 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .569. His save percentage is at .917 in his 31,294 mins guarding the cage. Bobrovsky has seen 15,971 shots against him and has recorded 14,641 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,330 goals against Bobrovsky in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. He has a record of 302-180-45 and was named the starter in 529 games. Bobrovsky has played in 543 games during his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Detroit faced the Capitals in a matchup where the Red Wings earned a victory by a mark of 3-2. Detroit wrapped up this game with a 52.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit played and you might say they have had worse games. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 30 and the Capitals having a 33 Fenwick. Their PDO was 114 and their percentage of oZS was 41.5%. The Red Wings scored 3 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal.
The Red Wings have earned 19 goals at even strength and 4 goals (17th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has taken 214 shots (10th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.75%, while allowing the other team 228 shots. On the year, the Detroit Red Wings have tallied 23 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .643. They have a tally of 27 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 14.81%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 72.41% on their oppositions 29 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 23 goals to be scored by way of 15 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Alex Nedeljkovic in net. He has accrued 836 stops out of the 905 shots taken, giving him a save % of .924. Nedeljkovic has compiled a career mark of 18-8-5 and has been in goal for 33 contests. He has started in 30 games and has played for a total of 1,910 minutes. Nedeljkovic's rate of quality starts comes out to 63.3% and he has accumulated 19 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.17 goals per contest and he has allowed 69 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+153)
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