NHL Betting: Red Wings vs. Hawks

The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to snap their six-game losing streak against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday when those Central Division teams hit the ice in NHL betting action.

Detroit is 0-6 over its past six games against Chicago dating back to last season, including a 7-1 loss at home against the Blackhawks when the teams last met on March 31. The OVER/UNDER has gone 2-8 over the last 10 games between the two teams.

The Blackhawks bring a 30-5-4 record to the battle against the 19-15-6 Red Wings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 16-21-2 so far and the Red Wings go 16-19-5.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blackhawks as -186 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Red Wings, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Red Wings have a 79.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Sharks on April 11. Bettors who backed the Sharks at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

The Blackhawks were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Red Wings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit at Nashville, Sunday, April 14
Chicago at St. Louis, Sunday, April 14

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