NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Anaheim favored by -136 against Detroit on Thursday
Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks Odds
Detroit pays a visit to Anaheim on Thursday for Game 2 of their playoff series, hoping to shut down the Ducks snipers in betting action at Honda Center.
Anaheim won a tight Game 1 and opened as -155 home favorites against the Wings.
This season the Ducks are 30-12-6 overall while the Red Wings are 24-16-8. As for the totals, Anaheim is 18-27-3 on the OU, and Detroit is 17-25-6.
The visitors opened as +136 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at TopBet.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Ducks and the No. 10-rated Red Wings in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 21.5% while the Red Wings defense kills off 81.7% of their penalties.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -133 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Red Wings at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Anaheim's last 15 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Anaheim, Saturday, May 4