Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 12/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+145) Panthers (-175)
FLA Live Arena is the site where the Florida Panthers (12-10-4) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (13-7-5) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Detroit at +145 while Florida is priced at -175. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Lightning in their previous game. Detroit compiled 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Red Wings had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to make the most of that try. In the matchup, they converted 4 of the 26 shots they looked to score on.
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With regard to scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 80 goals (17th in hockey) this season and have conceded 76. For the year, they have recorded 31 points and their points percentage is sitting at .620. Detroit comes into tonight with 92 power play chances and they have tallied 20 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 21.74%. When at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed 61 goals while earning 60 when they are on offense. Detroit has taken 761 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. The Red Wings have had 788 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .904. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 71 power play tries (29th in the NHL) and have a total of 15 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ville Husso. Husso has taken the ice for 75 games throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 45-17-10 and he started in 71 games. The opposition has racked up 194 goals versus Husso in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.70. Husso has seen 2,232 shots against him and he has 2,038 saves. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 4,319 mins between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Husso has compiled 40 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .563.
In their last contest, Florida went up against the Jets in a game where the Panthers went home in defeat by a final score of 5-2. They had 4 chances on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 out of those tries. The Panthers scored 2 goals of the 41 shots on goal they pursued.
Florida has taken 1,006 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.85%, while allowing the opposition 830 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.53% on their oppositions 98 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.5%. They have earned 99 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 21.21%. The Panthers are sitting with 68 goals at even strength and 21 goals (10th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 87 goals to be scored by way of 64 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 89 goals, 28 points, in addition to a points percentage of .538.
Across the ice you are likely to see Spencer Knight protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has allowed 126 goals in total. Knight's quality start percentage sits at 50.0% and he has accumulated 22 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 44 games and has been on the ice for 2,788 mins. Knight is the owner of a lifetime record of 31-13-6 and has been in goal for 51 games. He has gathered 1,306 saves out of 1,432 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+145)
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