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Red Wings Getting the Job Done at Home

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The Detroit Red Wings are destined for another postseason appearance, but they can still catch the Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers and get a higher seed for their Cup run. If they keep playing the way they have on home ice of late, that should not be an issue for the Original Six club. The Wings get another game in front of their home crowd when they host the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Blackhawks are just 1-4 SU in their last five games at Joe Louis Arena.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Red Wings’ last five games.
  • The Blackhawks are 5-2 SU in their last seven games versus teams with a winning record.

The Wings have gone 5-1 SU in their last six games at Joe Louis Arena and have posted back-to-back wins at home heading into Wednesday’s date with the Hawks. The team has won three-straight games overall and is now just five points behind the Panthers in the Atlantic Division.

Chicago has been uncharacteristically inconsistent since the All-Star break but snapped a mini two-game losing skid with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in their last game on Sunday. The Hawks are one of three teams (Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues) with 83 points in the competitive Central Division, so they had better start stringing wins together before they find themselves below the other two clubs fighting for the division crown.

Although the two old division rivals do not meet up with any frequency anymore, the Wings have had the edge in recent meetings. Detroit has skated to victories in three of the previous four contests versus the Blackhawks and took both matchups last season, including a 4-1 win at Joe Louis on November 14, 2014.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.8 win for the Red Wings on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Red Wings sit at 32-20-11 on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Blackhawks are currently 39-20-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 22-31-10 OU, and Chicago is 22-29-13 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Red Wings rated this week at No. 15 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.39 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 17.33% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 79.44% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Chicago at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Red Wings were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Chicago
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Boston, Thursday, March 3rd