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NHL betting line favors Red Wings over Panthers

Detroit Red Wings

Florida Panthers
15-9-7 December 10, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 9-17-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Florida on Tuesday at BankAtlantic Center.

The Panthers sport a record of 9-17-5 heading into this matchup, while the Red Wings sit at 15-9-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-13-4 for the Panthers and 15-14-2 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Panthers as 105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Panthers) and the No. 7 (Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Detroit was a 2-1 loser at home against the Panthers. Bettors on Florida at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.26 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.65 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 11.32% rate while the Red Wings have a 84.48% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Red Wings at Panthers trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Florida
Florida is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Thursday, December 12th
Florida home to Washington, Friday, December 13th