Blackhawks meet Red Wings in Detroit
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to build on their current three-game winning streak against the Detroit Red Wings when those teams renew hostilities on Wednesday night.
Overall the Blackhawks are 7-3 in their past 10 games against their former division rivals, winning each of their last three meetings during last year's playoffs. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-3-1 in the last five games between the two teams.
Detroit battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 32-8-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-25-4 for the Red Wings and 27-24 for the Blackhawks.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Red Wings at No. 25 and the Blackhawks at No. 1 heading into this contest.
The Blackhawks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Detroit was a 4-1 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.73 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 16.77% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 77.18% of their penalties.
Chicago at Minnesota, Thursday, January 23rd
Detroit home to Montreal, Friday, January 24th