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Dec 30, 8:30 PM | United Center

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

23-12-1TEAM RECORD23-10-4

The Detroit Red Wings will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blackhawks in Chicago at United Center on Friday in hockey odds action.

The Blackhawks sit at 23-10-4 on the season; in comparison, the Red Wings are currently 23-12-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 20-17 OU, and Detroit is 16-20 OU.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Blackhawks and the No. 3-ranked Red Wings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.3% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Detroit won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blues on December 27. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They lost as -175 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles 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
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to St. Louis, Saturday, December 31
Chicago home to Edmonton, Monday, January 2