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Wings, Ducks open playoffs in Anaheim

The Anaheim Ducks will be the favorites on the NHL betting odds at the sportsbooks for Tuesday night as they play host to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

The Ducks, who ended up in second place in the Western standings during the regular season, have dropped each of their past two games against the Red Wings, and they're just 3-7 overall in the past 10 meetings between the teams dating back to late 2010.

Anaheim battles the Red Wings, currently with a 24-16-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-27-3 for the Ducks and 17-25-6 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit vs Anaheim Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Ducks as -147 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Props courtesy of Bovada:

Series Price
Detroit Red Wings (Series Price)    +110
Anaheim Ducks (Series Price)        -130

Series Correct Score    
Detroit Red Wings 4-0        12/1
Detroit Red Wings 4-1        9/1    
Detroit Red Wings 4-2        19/4    
Detroit Red Wings 4-3        5/1    
Anaheim Ducks 4-0        19/2    
Anaheim Ducks 4-1        15/4
Anaheim Ducks 4-2        9/2    
Anaheim Ducks 4-3        4/1    

Total Games in the Series     
4    11/2
5    23/10
6    37/20    
7    37/20    

Total Games in the Series     
Over    5½ (-190)
Under    5½ (+155)

Series Game Spread    
Detroit Red Wings    +1½ (-180)        
Anaheim Ducks    -1½ (+150)        
    
Pavel Datsyuk 1st Round Points
Over / Under 5.5

Henrik Zetterberg 1st Round Points
Over / Under 5.5

Johan Franzen 1st Round Points
Over / Under 4

Ryan Getzlaf 1st Round Points
Over / Under 6

Corey Perry 1st Round Points
Over / Under 4.5

Bobby Ryan 1st Round Points
Over / Under 3

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Ducks at No. 6 and the Red Wings at No. 10 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 7-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 21.5% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Detroit at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Anaheim was a 5-3 loser in its last match at home against the Coyotes. They lost as -155 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Wings at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Anaheim's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Anaheim's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Anaheim is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Anaheim, Thursday, May 2