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Red Wings at Panthers 12/28/19 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Detroit Red Wings are 2-16 straight up over their last 18 games and 2-12 against the spread over their last 14 games, The Red Wings will try to find an upset win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Detroit is a +240 road underdog on the NHL odds in Florida at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Panthers (-290) have won six of their last seven games against the Red Wings.

Red Wings at Panthers | OddsShark Matchup Report

The Arizona Coyotes came into Detroit in the midst of a scoring slump last Sunday, but the offense returned to form against the Red Wings as the Coyotes rolled to a 5-2 win. The Red Wings are 9-26-3 and rank dead last by a wide margin in goals per game with 2.16 and goals against per game with 3.92. Detroit has had the last six days off to reflect on its terrible season and to perhaps try to make some adjustments, but there just seems to be such a big gap between the Red Wings and the rest of the NHL this season to leave much room for optimism.

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The Red Wings enter this matchup with a 4-12-2 record on the road this season.

When the Panthers signed Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year, $70 million contract this offseason, the performance they’ve received so far in 2019-20 is not what they had in mind. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner is 13-10-4 with a 3.20 goals against average and a .899 save percentage this season, which has left the Panthers with an underwhelming 18-13-5 record through their first 36 games. Florida ranks fifth in the NHL in goals scored with 3.44 per game; if Bobrovsky is able to return to his usual form at some point this season, the Panthers could be dangerous.

Saturday night’s total is set at 6.5 goals at online betting sites. The OVER is 9-4 in Detroit’s last 13 games played in December per the OddsShark NHL Database.

Florida has been held to two or fewer goals in its last five losses and has scored four or more goals in its last five wins. Detroit has allowed four or more goals in 10 of its last 12 games and each of its last four, so a high-scoring Panthers win feels more likely than a low-scoring Panthers loss.

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