NHL Hockey - Preview

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Detroit Red Wings and the Florida Panthers meet at BB&T Center.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +150 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Panthers were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Florida:
Team record: 14-19-5 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Detroit
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games at home

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit:
Team record: 17-13-9 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 10 games
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 6-6-1
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Detroit at Nashville, Monday, December 30
Florida home to Montreal, Sunday, December 29