Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+450) Panthers (-599)
FLA Live Arena is where the Florida Panthers (55-15-6) will try to defeat the Detroit Red Wings (30-37-10) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Detroit at +450 and Florida opens at -599. The over/under is 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Lightning their last time on the ice. Detroit tallied 4 minutes in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 2 chances with the advantage but didn't net one. The Red Wings had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. For the outing, they finished 4 of the 31 shots they tried.
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The Red Wings have had 2,620 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .889. When at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 237 goals while earning 179 when they are on offense. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 215 power play tries (17th in the NHL) and have a total of 55 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 70 points and their points percentage comes in at .455. Detroit has taken 2,280 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 215 goals (24th in hockey) this year and have given up 292. Detroit has tallied 215 power play opportunities and they have tallied 36 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.74%.
The man in net for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 84 matchups during his NHL career. He has earned a mark of 36-29-13 and he was named the starter in 76 games. Opponents have been able to score 225 goals against Nedeljkovic in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.85. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,489 shot attempts against him and has accrued 2,264 saves. His save percentage currently is at .910 in his 4,730 mins played. In his professional hockey career, Nedeljkovic has accounted for 43 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .566.
Their last time out, Florida went up against the Islanders in a matchup where the Panthers got the win by a final of 3-2. The Panthers tallied 3 goals of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this contest and notched 1 goal out of those tries.
On the season, the Florida Panthers have tallied 317 goals, 116 points, in addition to a points percentage of .763. They have allowed 216 goals to be scored by of a combination of 167 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Panthers have earned 259 goals at even strength and 58 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 244 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 23.77%. Florida has taken 2,871 shots (1st in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.04%, while allowing the other team 2,314 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.58% on their opponents 240 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the goal. Bobrovsky is sitting with a lifetime mark of 334-186-48 and has participated in 588 games. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 56.8% and he has made 326 quality starts in his hockey career. He has a tally of 15,802 saves out of the 17,250 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .916. Teams are averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,448 goals overall. He has started in 574 games and has played for a total of 33,868 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+450)
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