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Ducks try to knock out the Red Wings

The Anaheim Ducks can knock the Detroit Red Wings out of the playoffs on Friday night as those Western Conference teams meet in Game 6 of their best-of-seven first-round postseason series.

The Ducks went up 3-2 in the series on Wednesday night with a 3-2 home overtime victory as a -137 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Nick Bonino had the winner for Anaheim that game, with Jonas Hiller making 29 saves in the win.

The Red Wings sit at 24-16-8 on the season; in comparison, the Ducks are currently 30-12-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 17-25-6 OU, and Anaheim is 18-27-3 OU.

View Anaheim vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Wings in this one found them earlier as -126 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Red Wings - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 6.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.4% while the Ducks defense kills off 81.5% of their penalties.

The Red Wings were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Ducks at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Anaheim's last 14 games on the road
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Anaheim is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Anaheim's last 21 games
Detroit is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games

Next up:
Anaheim home to Detroit, Sunday, May 12