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Blackhawks vs Red Wings Hockey Game Preview

Chicago BlackhawksDetroit Red Wings
March 3, 12:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

18-0-3TEAM RECORD10-8-3

Hockey bettors look for value at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday as host Detroit battles the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey odds action.

The Red Wings currently sports a record of 10-8-3. The Blackhawks are 18-0-3. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 10-9-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 6-14-1 against the number.

View Chicago vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before puck drop in this match found them as 114-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Wings, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.9 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 15.6% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 89.5% of their penalties.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blue Jackets on March 1. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -260 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Red Wings were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Blackhawks at Red Wings trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Minnesota, Tuesday, March 5
Detroit home to Colorado, Tuesday, March 5