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Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Preview

Detroit Red Wings

Anaheim Ducks
20-15-10 January 12, 2014, 08:00 PM | Honda Center 34-8-5

The Anaheim Ducks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Red Wings arrive at Honda Center on Sunday.

The Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 20-15-10 this season, while the Ducks are 34-8-5. Detroit is 20-22-3 on the totals; Anaheim is 25-19-3.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 186 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ducks rated this week at No. 4 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 17.

The Red Wings were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +168 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Anaheim at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 16.77% rate while the Red Wings have a 84.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit at New York, Thursday, January 16th
Anaheim home to Vancouver, Wednesday, January 15th