Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-180) Red Wings (+160)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (4-11-3) play the Florida Panthers (10-2-2) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. The Red Wings open this matchup at +160 while the Panthers are coming in at -180. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Panthers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-3 victory over the Hurricanes in their last game. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 39.8% and their PDO rating was 101.7 for this game. They compiled 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 44, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 47.6%. The Corsi for the Panthers came in at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 53 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 47.5%. Florida accumulated 8 penalty mins in this game. They also had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 1 goal. The Panthers had a good offensive outing and it showed in this win. For the outing, they scored on 4 out of the 37 shots they put on net.
Florida Panthers opponents have earned 42 power play tries (26th in the NHL) and have notched 10 goals in those attempts. The Panthers have had 432 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Florida has attempted 440 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.7%. At even strength, the Panthers have surrendered 32 goals while scoring 35 of their own. Florida is sitting with 41 power play opportunities and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 29.27%. For the season, they sit with 22 points and their points percentage is sitting at .786. In terms of scoring goals, the Florida Panthers have earned 47 goals (13th in the league) on the campaign and have conceded 42.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has participated in 514 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 283-173-44 and he was named the starter in 501 games. The opposition has notched 1,257 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Bobrovsky has seen 15,075 shots taken against him and has recorded 13,818 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .917 in his 29,609 minutes played. Throughout his time in hockey, Bobrovsky is sitting with 282 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .563.
The last time they were on the ice, Detroit went up against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a score of 2-0. They had a PDO of 96 and their percentage of oZS was 55.0%. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.8% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Blackhawks having a 30 Fenwick at even strength. The Red Wings recorded 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. Detroit had a 50.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
The Red Wings are sitting with 31 goals at even strength and 4 goals (29th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has taken 491 shots (10th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.13%, while allowing the opposition 511 shots. So far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 35 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .306. They have earned 56 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 7.14%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.08% on the other teams 52 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%. They have granted a total of 56 goals to be scored by way of 42 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Jonathan Bernier protecting the goal. Bernier has compiled a lifetime mark of 155-150-38 and has been in goal for 376 games. Bernier's rate of quality starts comes in at 52.4% and he has qualified for 177 quality starts in his NHL career. He has recorded 9,851 saves out of 10,799 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .912. Teams are averaging 2.76 goals per game and he has surrendered 948 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 338 games and his ice time sits at 20,626 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+160) and under 5.5 goals
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