Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+245) Panthers (-310)
The Florida Panthers (36-13-5) host the Detroit Red Wings (24-24-6) at FLA Live Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Wings at +245 while the Panthers are opening at -310. The over/under is 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes in their previous contest. The Red Wings had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In the game, they finished 4 of the 41 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. Detroit accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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The Red Wings have had 1,770 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .891. When at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 158 goals while scoring 131 themselves. Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 146 power play tries (26th in pro hockey) and have come away with 35 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 54 points and their points percentage is .500. Detroit has attempted 1,605 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.8%. In relation to scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 157 goals (21st in hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 193. Detroit steps onto the ice with 154 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.88%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thomas Greiss. Greiss has played in 336 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has an overall record of 153-113-37 and he has gotten the start in 295 games. Opponents have been able to score 803 goals versus Greiss in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.68. Greiss has seen 9,245 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 8,442 saves. His save percentage sits at .913 during his 18,003 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Greiss has accounted for 164 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .556.
Their last time out, Florida went up against the Senators in a game where the Panthers earned a win by a mark of 3-0. They had 9 power play attempts in this one and notched 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Panthers had 3 goals of the 48 shots on goal they took.
For the season, the Florida Panthers have accounted for 219 goals, 77 points, in addition to a points percentage of .713. They have granted a total of 158 goals to be scored by way of 123 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Panthers are sitting with 182 goals at even strength and 37 goals (13th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 177 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.90%. Florida has attempted 1,997 shots (1st in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.97%, while allowing the other team 1,678 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.29% on their opponents 169 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Sergei Bobrovsky in the crease. He has accrued 15,513 stops out of 16,928 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .916. Bobrovsky has accumulated a lifetime mark of 324-186-48 and has been in goal for 576 contests. He got the starting nod in 562 games and his ice time sits at 33,199 minutes. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 56.6% and he has 318 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,415 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+245)
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