The Panthers and Red Wings are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ABC. The Red Wings will host the game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. In this division matchup, the Panthers are favored by -1.5 against the Red Wings. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Detroit Red Wings +1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Red Wings to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Red Wings on the moneyline (+131)
  • The Red Wings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Panthers Come Through as Road Favorites?

As the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have been favored in 49 of their 60 games this season. Over their last ten games, they have gone 9-1 and have won three straight games.

On the road, Florida has a record of 20-8-2, and they have won four of their last five games against Eastern Conference opponents. In their division, the Panthers have gone 11-4 this season.

Florida comes into this one with a puck line record of 29-31 for the year and they have gone just 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Panthers have been the favorite in 49 of their games and they have gone 20-29 against the puck line in those games. They have gone just 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games and they have lost their last three games against the puck line.

The Panthers have gone 19-11 against the puck line on the road this year, and their average scoring margin on the road is +1.2 goals per game. Florida has gone 24-12 in games decided by multiple goals, and they have gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten road games. In their last three road games, the Panthers are 3-0 against the puck line.

For the season, Florida’s games have finished with an average of 5.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Panthers have an over/under record of 21-37-2.

The Panthers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. This year, the Panthers have recorded a 29-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-2 record.

Florida will be looking for a good game from Sam Reinhart who leads the team in scoring with 41 goals, ranking 2nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 30 assists so far.

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.

Heading into this matchup vs. Detroit, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has started 43 games in this season. His current record is 29-11, and his save percentage stands at 0.935%.

Do the Red Wings Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

As the Red Wings get set to take on the Panthers, they find themselves in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with 72 points and an overall record of 33-21-6. In the Atlantic Division, Detroit is currently in 4th place. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games when listed as the underdog.

At home this season, Detroit has gone 18-9-5, and they have been the underdog in 39 of their 60 games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Red Wings have gone 17-16, and they have been favored in 21 games this season, going 14-3-4 in those games.

As the underdog, the Red Wings have gone 28-11 on the puck line this season, including a mark of 19-13 at home. Overall, Detroit has 19 wins by multiple goals and 14 losses by multiple goals.

So far, the Red Wings have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game and their average scoring differential at home is at +.7 goals per game. In their last 10 home games, the Red Wings have gone 8-2 on the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Detroit is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.4. The Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 34-26-0.

Across their last three road contests, Florida has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.

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. In terms of the Red Wings’ offense during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.

Detroit’s leading goal scorer is Dylan Larkin. So far this season, he has 26 goals, placing him 25th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 28 assists so far.

Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Alex Lyon comes into the game having made 28 starts this season. So far, his record is 18-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.738%.