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Dylan Larkin's Red Wings are underdogs in the Red Wings vs Ducks odds - Jan. 9.

The Detroit Red Wings (16-16-3) are 1-8 SU over their last nine road games including a current stretch of four straight road losses. The Red Wings will try to turn their luck around against the Anaheim Ducks (18-12-7) on Sunday night with both teams playing the second night of a back-to-back.

Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks
  • Date/Time: January 9, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Arena: Honda Center
  • TV Coverage: BSSC, BDT+
  • Opening Odds: Ducks -147 | O/U 5.5 goals (Line History)
  • Red Wings at Ducks (Matchup Report)

Opening Odds Analysis

The Ducks opened as -147 favorites over the Red Wings and have since been bet down slightly to Anaheim -140. Detroit is going off as a +120 road underdog in this matchup and the total is set at 5.5 goals. The UNDER is 5-2 in the last seven games between the Red Wings and Ducks.

Detroit News & Notes

The Red Wings were outshot 42 to 21 in a listless performance against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, going down 2-0 in the first period and eventually losing the game 4-0. Backup goaltender Thomas Greiss will likely get the start in goal for the Red Wings against the Ducks after Alex Nedeljkovic made 38 saves in the loss to the Kings. Greiss carries an underwhelming 3.41 goals against average and a .895 save percentage in 15 games played this season.

Detroit’s offense had a nice outburst in a 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks last Tuesday night. But with the shutout loss against the Kings, the Red Wings have now scored one goal or fewer in three of their last four games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.71 goals per game this season, up considerably from last year’s NHL-worst 2.16 goals per game. Dylan Larkin is leading the way on offense with 16 goals and 16 assists in 2021-22.

Anaheim News & Notes

The Ducks also had a rough night on Saturday night in a 4-1 loss at home to the New York Rangers, falling to 1-3-2 over their last six games in the process. Anaheim generated only 14 shots through the entire game while Anthony Stolarz did what he could to keep the Ducks in it with 36 saves on 39 shots. With starting goaltender John Gibson out due to COVID-19, Anaheim will be forced to start Stolarz again on no rest or turn to third-stringer Lukas Dostal to make his NHL debut.

Troy Terry recorded an assist on Anaheim’s lone goal on Saturday. The 24-year-old Terry is enjoying a breakout season out of nowhere. After compiling only 15 goals and 33 assists through 129 games in his first four NHL seasons, Terry has racked up 21 goals and 14 assists in 36 games so far this season.

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How Detroit Will Win

Detroit will either be facing a goaltender playing the second night of a back-to-back after an exhausting 36-save performance or a rookie making his first NHL start. This would be a good time for the Red Wings to get back on track on offense to earn an upset win.

How Anaheim Will Win

The Ducks are 11-5-4 at home this season while Detroit is 4-11-1 on the road. The Red Wings haven’t been able to get things going away from home all season long, and Anaheim’s stingy defensive play could force Detroit’s road struggles to continue.

Computer Pick: Ducks -145

  • Best Spread
    -210
    +183
    DET+1.5
    -1.5ANA
  • Best Moneyline
    +120
    -130
    DET
    ANA
  • Best Total
    -115
    +105
    Over5.5
    5.5Under

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Shark Bites
  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 road games at Anaheim.
  • Anaheim is 15-5 ATS in 20 home games this season.
  • The UNDER is 9-1-1 in Anaheim’s last 11 games.