Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings NCAAB Betting Prediction

NHL Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction 3/2/2024

The Florida Panthers (40-16-4) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (33-21-6) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ABC. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Wings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Islanders. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.

Panthers vs Red Wings

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

As the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers come into tonight’s game with a record of 40-16-4. In the Atlantic Division, they also hold the top spot with a record of 11-4. On the road, Florida is 20-8-2, and they have won three straight games.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 9-1, and they have won four of their last five games. For the season, they have been favored in 49 of their 60 games and have gone 35-12-2 in those games. In their last three games, Florida has gone 3-0.

On the road this season, the Panthers have a puck line record of 19-11, and their average scoring margin away from home is at +1.2 goals per game. So far, they have had 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 8-2 vs. the puck line in their last 10 road games.

Florida’s puck line record as the favorite this season is 20-29, and they have dropped four straight games vs. the puck line when favored. Overall, the Panthers have gone 29-31 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the year is at +.9 goals per game.

In their previous game, the Panthers hosted the Canadiens and game away with a 4-3 win. Against the Canadiens, Panthers’ offense was able to score in all three periods. One of Florida’s four goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 35 shots on goal.

Although Florida secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 18-9-5, and in the Eastern Conference, they are in 6th place with a record of 33-21-6. In their division, they are 4th and have gone 9-8 against Atlantic opponents. Over their last ten games, Detroit has gone 7-3 and 4-1 over their last five.

As the underdog, the Red Wings have gone 19-18-2 this season and have won three straight games when not favored. Against the Eastern Conference, Detroit is 17-16 and is 14-3-4 when favored.

When playing at home this season, the Red Wings have gone 19-13 against the puck line, and they are 8-13 as the underdog. So far, Detroit has an average scoring differential of +.7 goals per game at home, and they have 14 losses by one goal.

Overall, the Red Wings have gone 36-24 against the puck line, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last 10 games. In their last 10 games at home, Detroit has gone 8-2 against the puck line.

After suffering a 5-3 loss at home to the Islanders, the Red Wings are looking to bounce back today. In the first period, the Red Wings struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Detroit managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 25 shots on goal and committed 11 turnovers.

In this game, Detroit was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

Florida Offense Breakdown

The Panthers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 1st in the league. Florida’s offense comes into the game ranked 3rd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.

The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 21-37-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.

Red Wings Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 5th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 23rd in the league. So far this year, the Red Wings are 11-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 22-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 34-26-0. Over the season, there have been 34 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.8 goals per game.

Florida Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Detroit Team Defense

The Red Wings defense is currently 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.8 shots per game against Detroit. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 4 shutouts.

Panthers vs Red Wings Trends

  • The Panthers are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • Across their last five home contests, Detroit has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Panthers vs Red Wings Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Red Wings to take down the Panthers at home. With the moneyline currently at +131, I’m placing my bet on the Red Wings straight-up.

Our projections have the Red Wings pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Red Wings, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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