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Game 7 Betting: Wings face the Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night at the United Center with the teams battling in Game 7 of their best-of-seven second-round playoff series.

Chicago forced a Game 7 in this series with a 4-3 victory as a -122 road favorite in Game 6 on Monday night. Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Bryan Bickell, and Michael Frolik all scored for the Hawks in that win, with Corey Crawford making 35 saves.

The Blackhawks sit at 36-7-5 on the season; in comparison, the Red Wings are currently 24-16-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 18-26-4 OU, and Detroit is 17-25-6 OU.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as -215 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blackhawks rated this week at No. 1 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 10.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.7% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blackhawks were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Red Wings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit's last 23 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chicago is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games