Detroit Red Wings (21-27-7, 49 points) @ Chicago Blackhawks (22-24-9, 53 points)
February 10, 2019, 3:00 PM EST (United Center)
Moneyline: Detroit Red Wings +135/Chicago Blackhawks -160
Puckline: Chicago Blackhawks-1.5
ESPN NHL Scores: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have lost two straight and are starting to look more like the hockey team they were predicted to be. More losses, regardless of the opponent, should be their future.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won 6-straight and the National Media attributes the streak to Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews playing together. Can they make it to seven games?
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings lost their 3-game winning streak to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. As an attendee of the game, you could visibly see the lack of speed and pace from the Red Wings as well as the injured state of star player Dylan Larkin.
Even while injured, Dylan Larkin is leading the way for this group. His 52 points in 54 games are a sneeze away from being a point-per-game, but it is even more impressive when you consider his low PDO score of 98.1 and his low oiSH% of 7.8%.
The Red Wings are still in the middle of the league when it comes to shot% (9.5) and save% (90.3), but their devastatingly low CorsiFor% (47.5) will ensure the losses will continue to come.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won 6-straight and you’d be hard pressed to find a box score that doesn’t include Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. For years the two had been separated to create balance on the roster, but as the team continued to fall in that standings, this felt like a last resort.
Patrick Kane is playing at an MVP caliber pace this season. His 79 points correlate with his 102 PDO score. The score isn’t in that zone of statistically significant (meaning his numbers should come down), but his oiSH% is. At 12.4%, Kane May have seen a dip in his numbers, but putting Jonathan Toews on his line ensures it would have to be a catastrophic meltdown, for major changes to occur.
Toews and Kane being reunited have definitely curbed the chances of the offense losing any momentum.
Cover the Spread 365 NHL Betting Trends
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Detroit is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
Chicago is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago’s last 12 games
Free NHL Predictions: Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks
Cover the Spread 365
The Red Wings are trending downward and the Blackhawks are trending up. With the increased scoring and the streaky nature of Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks, this could be a blowout. Don’t forget that Wings just played yesterday.