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Detroit Red Wings home to Oilers in hockey betting action

Edmonton OilersDetroit Red Wings
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

21-27-5TEAM RECORD35-17-2

Hockey bettors look for value at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday as host Detroit battles the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

Detroit battles the Oilers, currently with a 21-27-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-32 for the Red Wings and 24-26-3 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Wings in this one will find them as -240 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Wings rated this week at No. 3 and the Oilers sitting at No. 25.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 4-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17.6% rate while the Oilers have a 83% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -158 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Red Wings were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Oilers at Red Wings trends to consider:
Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Edmonton is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Edmonton is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Edmonton
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at Ottawa, Saturday, February 11
Detroit home to Anaheim, Friday, February 10