Red Wings renew rivalry with Hawks
The Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks will meet for the second time this season on Sunday, with the Hawks looking to made up for an earlier loss to their old rival.
Detroit beat Chicago 5-4 as a +155 home underdog on the NHL betting lines in the first meeting of the season between the former division rivals back on January 22. The OVER has only paid off three times in the last 10 games between the teams.
The Blackhawks are 38-15-14 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 30-23-13. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 34-33 and the Red Wings go 28-33-5 on the totals.
If you're going with the Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -186 on most hockey betting menus early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Blackhawks sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Wings sit at a No. 7 on the same chart.
Detroit was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Oilers. They won as -209 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +190 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense (3.39 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 20.66% rate while the Red Wings have a 84.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Detroit home to Toronto, Tuesday, March 18th
Chicago at Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 18th