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NHL Betting: Ducks take on Red Wings

The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to knock off the Detroit Red Wings for the second time this season on Friday night as those Western Conference clubs do battle in NHL betting action.

The Ducks topped the Red Wings 5-2 as a road underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks when the teams last met back on February 15. That was Anaheim's second straight win over Detroit, with the OVER/UNDER going 2-3 for bettors in their last five meetings.

The Ducks sit at 22-3-4 on the season; in comparison, the Red Wings are currently 14-11-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Anaheim is 13-14-2 OU, and Detroit is 13-14-3 OU.

View Detroit vs Anaheim Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Ducks as -157 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Ducks and the No. 17-ranked Red Wings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 2-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 24.4% rate while the Red Wings have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Red Wings were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +124 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -114 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Red Wings at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Anaheim
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Anaheim
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Anaheim is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Anaheim's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Anaheim's last 12 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Anaheim, Sunday, March 24