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NHL Betting Preview - Florida Panthers Underdogs vs Detroit Red Wings at Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Florida Panthers arrive at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -120 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.4 win for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit will face the 11-10-2 Panthers. In totals betting, the Red Wings are 9-11-3 in over under betting so far this season while the Florida Panthers are 9-9-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Florida injuries news.

The Panthers - Red Wings odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 21-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Florida Panthers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.61 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 14.63% rate while the Panthers have a 82.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blackhawks on November 29. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-1 winner at home against the Stars. Bettors on Detroit at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
  • Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Florida is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at Ottawa, Saturday, December 3rd
Detroit at Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 3rd