Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings 02/19/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
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Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings 02/19/2021 – The Florida Panthers will look to get their fifth win in six games when they visit the Detroit Red Wings on Fridays at the Little Caesars Arena. The visitors are coming off back-to-back victories against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes, respectively. The Red Wings are at the complete reverse as the Panthers, losing four of their last five, including two losses in a row against the Chicago Blackhawks. The game starts at 07:00 Eastern Time with Florida entering as favorites on the road based on the latest NHL Betting Lines. Detroit has recorded a dismal 2-4-2 record at home and will take on Florida as underdogs with a +153 price on the moneyline market. Fans can catch the game on Fox Sports Detroit and NHL.TV.
Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings 02/19/2021
When: Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings 02/19/2021 Betting Odds:
The Florida Panthers continue to reign supreme over the Central Division with 22 points on 10 wins in 14 games played. The team has been downright lethal playing away from Florida, hoisting a stellar 5-0-1 road record, and is looking to tie a franchise record of seven straight away games with at least one point. Team scoring leader Jonathan Huberdeau is upbeat with the way his team has been playing, especially on the road. The prized forward has to receive the most credit for the Panthers’ outstanding play to start the season. He has recorded 20 points so far, including five from the wins against Tampa Bay and Carolina on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. But the 27-year-old refuses to put the spotlight on him as he deflected the credit to Florida’s overall team effort. Facing the team with the worst record in their division, the Panthers will have the chance to sweep their four-game road trip and gain more traction atop the Central.
Players to watch: J. Huberdeau LW (G 7, A 13, PTS 20), A. Barkov C (G 5, A 10, PTS 15), P. Hornqvist RW (G 6, A 7, PTS 13).
Detroit Red Wings
Four wins in 18 games. Saying that the Red Wings are struggling is an understatement. Whether at home or on the road, Detroit just could seem to get over the hump. On Friday, the Red Wings will be hosting a Florida team that has dominated them in their very own home ice for over a decade now. Since November 2009, their head-to-head matchup has posted a 14-2-1 record in Detroit in favor of the Panthers. But there remains a silver lining in spite of the overall struggles. One of them is their 4-1 victory in Florida on Feb. 7, proving that defeating a powerhouse squad like the Panthers is still within reach. Coach Jeff Blashill recognized the frustrations that his team is facing right now. “It’s a challenge, there’s no doubt,” he said, per the team’s website. It may be a bad stretch for them, but it’s not yet too late. It’s still a long year and the team could still make further headways to make up for their disastrous season start.
Players to watch: F. Hronek D (G 0, A 9, PTS 9), D. Larkin C (G 4, A 5, PTS 9), A. Mantha RW (G 5, A 4, PTS 9).
Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games.
Panthers vs Red Wings Betting Picks
The trend shall continue. The Panthers will once again annihilate the Red Wings in the latter’s very own home to notch their third straight win. It would not take much of an effort from Florida in beating the frustrated Detroit team. Expect them to score at will while taking away the Red Wings’ rhythm. The sportsbooks tag Florida as favorites on the road for a reason. The Panthers love playing in Detroit, and it will manifest anew on Friday night.
Score Prediction: Panthers 4, Red Wings 1.