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Blackhawks Have Dominated Red Wings Since They Left the West

Two former division rivals will meet up for the first time this season when the Detroit Red Wings invade the United Center tonight to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wings have been a dumpster fire this season and have been victimized by the ’Hawks in many of their recent matchups.

  • The Red Wings are 6-14 in their last 20 games against the Blackhawks.
  • The Blackhawks are 7-1 and 6-2 on the puckline in their last 8 games with 1 day off between games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Blackhawks' last 10 games as home favorites.

Chicago continues to lead the Central Division but has had to endure a serious push from the Minnesota Wild. The ’Hawks have played four more games than the team chasing them in the standings so earning a home win against a Red Wings team that’s floundering in the standings is an imperative task tonight.

Petr Mrazek is likely to start for the Red Wings tonight and the Blackhawks’ snipers will be licking their chops. The Detroit backstop is 9-10-3 this year with an .895 save percentage, a 3.13 road goals-against average and he’s dropped four straight starts in ugly fashion.

The cautionary tale here is that the Red Wings have been pretty good at rebounding from losses and are 4-1 in their last five after dropping a contest. The Blackhawks are not a premier team in the league anymore and they can be taken advantage of in the betting market. Tonight, however, is not the opportunity you are looking for – stick to totals or a ’Hawks moneyline bet.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Detroit Red Wings opened as 188 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.5 result in favor of the Blackhawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks sport a record of 26-12-5 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at 17-18-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-20-10 for the Blackhawks and 17-17-6 for the Red Wings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Chicago Blackhawks at No. 20 and the Detroit Red Wings at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 18.46% while the Red Wings defense kills off 83.19% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Sharks on January 07. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Predators on January 08. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing Chicago
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Chicago is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Dallas, Thursday, January 12th
Chicago at Washington, Friday, January 13th