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Blackhawks meet Red Wings in Detroit

The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to build on their current three-game winning streak against the Detroit Red Wings when those teams renew hostilities on Wednesday night.

Overall the Blackhawks are 7-3 in their past 10 games against their former division rivals, winning each of their last three meetings during last year's playoffs. The OVER/UNDER has gone 1-3-1 in the last five games between the two teams.

Detroit battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 32-8-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-25-4 for the Red Wings and 27-24 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Detroit sat as 134 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Red Wings at No. 25 and the Blackhawks at No. 1 heading into this contest.

The Blackhawks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-1 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.73 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 16.77% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 77.18% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago at Minnesota, Thursday, January 23rd
Detroit home to Montreal, Friday, January 24th