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Red Wings face Chicago Blackhawks: NHL odds preview and stats

Detroit Red WingsChicago Blackhawks
Jan 8, 7:30 PM | United Center

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

25-14-1TEAM RECORD24-13-4

United Center hosts an NHL battle between the Chicago Blackhawks and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

The Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 25-14-1 this season, while the Blackhawks are 24-13-4. Detroit is 18-22 on the totals; Chicago is 22-19.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Red Wings listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Blackhawks) and the No. 3 (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. 6-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 17.8% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +140 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Blackhawks were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +173 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 6-6-1
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Wings at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at NY Islanders, Tuesday, January 10
Chicago home to Columbus, Tuesday, January 10

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