Hockey Betting Preview Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings – Monday, December 11th

The 2017 online hockey betting season continues this Monday night with a handful of matchups for bettors to wager on. There are a total of 6 different contests for NHL players to size up this evening. However, the most intriguing might just be the Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings pairing. Both teams have been struggling this season and will be looking to make a statement this evening. Let’s take a look at what the NHL parlay odds are predicting for this Monday night’s Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings game.

Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings – Monday, December 11th

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

Online Hockey Betting Lines:

Florida Panthers +1½ (-275)            5½ (-120)        +110

Detroit Red Wings -1½ (+235)         5½ (EV)          -130

Florida Panthers

The Panthers leap into this Monday night contest flashing a 11-14-6 record that ranks Florida 6th in the Atlantic Division. After all, Florida has accrued 26-points on the year, which places them right in the middle of the pack. Actually, that 26-point mark pegs Florida even further in the division, 1-point ahead of the 7th place Ottawa Senators and a despairing 18-points behind the division leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite the fact that Florida is coming off a playoff season, it looks like the team will have a hard time making the postseason cut this year. With this in mind, it’s essay to understand why Florida is pegged as an online hockey betting underdog for this evening’s Florida Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings matchup.

Florida comes into this matchup sporting the league’s 15th best scoring offense. Instrumental to that offense are Jonathan Huberdeau and Vincent Trocheck – the team’s leading points scorers. Huberdeau leads the Panthers in points with 31 on the season, coming off of 9 goals and 22 assists. On the other hand, Trocheck leads the team in goals with 12 on the season. Coupled with his 18 assists on the season, gives Trocheck the No. 2 spot in points for the Panthers.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings are coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoffs. In fact, in their failure, Detroit snapped a quarter-century long playoff appearance streak. Nonetheless, the Red Wings could still make the playoffs this season. At the moment the Red Wings are sitting on an 11-13-5 record that grants them 27-points on the season. With that tally, Detroit ranks 5th in the Atlantic Division. Furthermore, the Red Wings own a 1-point lead over the 6th place Florida Panthers and several points behind the Lightning. Detroit has shown flashes of greatness this season. All the Red Wings need is a little more consistency to get into the postseason and prevent a drought from happening. By the looks of it, NHL sportsbooks are predicting they’ll get the job done.

To help get the job done this evening, the Red Wings will be turning to Dylan Larkin. For no other reason than the fact that Larkin leads Detroit in points this season. Larkin is sitting on 22 points off of 4 goals and 19 assists.