Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-167) Red Wings (+153)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (4-11-3) will play the Florida Panthers (10-2-2) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Panthers priced at -167 and the Red Wings are at +153. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Hurricanes in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Panthers came in at 48 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 53 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.5%. Their offensive zone starts were at 39.8% and their PDO was 101.7 for this matchup. Florida earned 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Panthers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against was 44, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 47.6%. They earned 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to take control of the puck. Additionally, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they finished 4 out of the 37 shots they launched.
Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 47 goals (12th in hockey) on the season and have surrendered 42. For the current season, the have a total of 22 points and their points % is .786. Florida has accounted for 41 power play opportunities and they have notched 12 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 29.27%. While playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 32 goals while scoring 35 on offense. Florida has taken 440 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.7%. The Panthers have had 432 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. Florida Panthers opponents have recorded 42 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Chris Driedger. For his career, Driedger has tallied 14 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .778. He has a save percentage of .930 for his 1,164 minutes on the ice. Driedger has seen 614 shots against him and he has 571 saves. Opponents have racked up 43 goals against Driedger in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.22. He has accumulated a record of 12-4-2 and he started in 18 games. Driedger has been in net for 22 contests during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Detroit faced off against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a final score of 2-0. They had 3 power play chances in this one but were not able to net one. The Red Wings had 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 96 and their percentage of oZS was 55.0%. Detroit wrapped up this game with a 50.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 31 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 30 Fenwick.
On the year, the Detroit Red Wings have earned a total of 35 goals, 11 points, as well as a points percentage of .306. They have allowed 56 goals to be scored by of a combination of 42 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Red Wings have accumulated 31 goals at even strength and 4 goals (29th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 56 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 7.14%. Detroit has attempted 491 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.13%, while allowing their opponents 511 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.08% on their opponents 52 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Thomas Greiss in net. He has compiled 7,427 stops out of 8,126 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .914. Greiss is the owner of a career record of 138-99-31 and has been in net for 295 contests. He has made the start in 260 contests and has racked up 15,897 mins. Greiss' quality start rate comes in at 55.0% and he has 143 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.64 goals per game and he has conceded 699 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+153)
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