NHL Free Pick – Saturday, January 18

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The Detroit Red Wings host the Florida Panthers at the Little Caesars Arena in our NHL free pick for Saturday. The Red Wings fell short on Friday evening as they lost to the Penguins in overtime. This marked their third consecutive loss. On the other hand, the Panthers will be looking to extend their winning streak to four games after defeating the Canucks, Maples Leafs, and Kings. Before we get into our NHL free pick for tonight’s match, we would like to remind our readers that our NHL picks are now available for purchase. You can get all of today’s picks for only $5.

Detroit Red Wings vs Florida Panthers

Saturday, January 18 – 19:00 EST – Little Caesars Arena

The Red Wings continue to struggle and at this point they cannot wait for their season to be over. Detroit was leading 1-0 against Pittsburgh after two periods on Friday night, however they surrendered yet another loss. It was their 36th loss this season in 48 games. This team is demotivated and consistently can’t keep up with their opponents. Offensively, the Red Wings are averaging 2.29 goals per game at home, ranking 31st in the league. They are also conceding 3.58 goals per game, ranking 30th in the league. Tyler Bertuzzi leads the team in points with 34 this season. Jimmy Howard (2-16-2, GAA: 4.12) is expected to get the start in goal.

On the other hand, the Florida Panthers are enjoying a positive moment after winning three consecutive matches. Without a doubt, they are favourites to win on Saturday and highly likely to extend that winning streak. To top it off, the Panthers have won seven of their last ten games. Offensively, Florida is averaging 3.35 goals per game, ranking 8th in the league. Defensively, they are conceding an average of 3.65 goals per game, ranking 27th in the league. Jonathan Huberdeau is the mean to watch for the visitors. He currently ranks eight in the points leader standings, with 62 points in 46 games. Sergei Bobrovsky (16-12-4, GAA: 3.29) is likely to start between the pipes for the Panthers.



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