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May 18, 1:00 PM | United Center

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

24-16-8TEAM RECORD36-7-5

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Detroit on Saturday, with the host Blackhawks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blackhawks currently sports a record of 36-7-5. The Red Wings are 24-16-8. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 18-26-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 17-25-6 against the number.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -215 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Blackhawks) and the No. 10 (Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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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.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -190 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

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

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Red Wings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Chicago, Monday, May 20