The Detroit Red Wings are in the season’s home stretch with 13 games left to play. Things have not been going great for the Red Wings as of late. While Oskar Sundqvist and Jakub Vrana have settled nicely into their new homes, the post-deadline Red Wings are struggling.
The Detroit Red Wings are 2-7-1 in their previous ten matchups and have dropped their last two games. They tried to mount a comeback but were unable to do so against the Predators, and they let the Avalanche offense overpower them in Saturday’s matchup.
They are now tasked with trying to silence the Florida Panthers, who are fighting for a wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. They are surging and looking to keep putting up points before the season ends, clinging to life in the post-season race.
The Panthers are 7-2-1 in their previous ten matchups and have won the last two. They’re hot right now and looking to keep it up. The Red Wings will have their hands full once again as they face off to kick off the week.
Detroit Red Wings game information and prediction vs. Panthers
Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, and Matthew Tkachuk lead the Panthers’ offense. After moving on from Jonathan Huberdeau in the deal that brought them, Tkachuk has become a bright spot in their offense, letting in nicely.
Sergei Bobrovsky is the team’s primary netminder. He is 23-17-3 in 2022-23 with a 3.00 goals-against average (GAA) and a .901 save percentage(SV%). The Red Wings will turn back to Ville Husso, hoping to keep this game tighter than the matchup against Colorado.
Game: Detroit Red Wings (30-29-9) v.s. Florida Panthers (35-27-7)
When: Monday, March 20th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena
Where to Watch: Bally Sports Detroit/ ESPN+
Odds: According to DraftKings, the Florida Panthers are the favorite with a -165 payout on the Moneyline. The Detroit Red Wings have a +140 payout on the Moneyline. The Panthers are -1.5 on the Puck Line with a +145 payout. The Red Wings are +1.5 on the Puck Line with a -170 payout. The over/under is set at 6.5. The over has a -130 payout as the favorite, with the under having a +110 payout.
Prediction: For the Detroit Red Wings, it’s another tough matchup. The Panthers’ offense will bring some firepower, and Bobrovsky will likely be solid in net. The Red Wings’ offense is likely good for a couple of goals, and it should be a good game, but the Red Wings are going to be outmatched. For that reason, I like the Red Wings +1.5 and the over in this one. I think it will be a highly offensive game for both sides.
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