Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Red Wings NHL Odds
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(42-18-5) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings (25-28-11)
Date: Friday March 10th
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blackhawks -182
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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For this first time since the 1990, the Detroit Red Wings are going to miss the playoffs. What’s more concerning, is that there doesn’t appear to be immediate help on the way in terms of top prospects or players.
The Blackhawks, meanwhile, as a modern day standard of excellence having won the Cup in three of the past 8 years.
The Blackhawks are a scary team this year once again, sitting second in the Central Division and considered a favorite to come out of the West to contend for the Stanley Cup.
The team sits 7th in both goals per game, at 3.0, and goals against, at 2.5. The defensive unit, anchor by Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, added a familiar face to their depth at the trade deadline when GM, Stan Bowman, acquired Johnny Oduya from Dallas.
Patrick Kane finds himself among the top-5 in the league scoring again this season, currently ranking second with his 70 points, behind only Connor McDavid.
Should Patrick Kane finish with the league-lead, he would be the first back-to-back Art Ross Trophy winner since Jaromir Jagr earned five straight, the last coming in 2000-2001.
Thanks to the excellent play of back-up goalie, Scott Darling, starter Corey Crawford has been awarded more rest days this season.
On the year, Darling owns a .931 SV% and a 2.13 GAA, where Crawford has registered a .918 and 2.55, respectively.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings are a non-contending team with aging star players and not a lot of top-end talent on the way. The team currently ranks 26th overall in both goals per game and goals against, at marks of 2.4 and 3.0, respectively.
Former top prospect Anthony Mantha, has had a strong first full season (almost) with the Wings. He’s netted 14 goals and 33 points in 49 games played.
He could potentially be a star moving forward, as he currently sits 2nd in points on the current roster, behind just veteran captain, Henrik Zetterberg.
Aside from Mantha, no other young player has performed up to expectations this season. Gustav Nyquist has 9 goals and 31 points, Dylan Larkin only has 21 points in what could be chalked up to a sophomore slump, and Tomas Tatar has 30 points.
Riley Sheahan has no goals and just nine assists in 62 games.
The defense has young players in Ryan Sproul and Xavier Ouellet, but Sproul has been lost to injury. Brendan Smith was dealt to the New York Rangers for a draft pick at this year’s trade deadline.
The blueline will need to continue to add young prospects, as Niklas Kronwall is on the back-nine of his career and Mike Green is due a new contract this summer.
Jimmy Howard has been a revelation in goal this season, which makes the situation interesting to watch come the expansion draft.
He owns a .934 SV% and 1.96 GAA, compared to Petr Mrazek’s .902 SV% and 2.98 GAA.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Patrick Kane sits 2nd in league scoring with 70 points
- Chicago has only lost once since the beginning of February
- Chicago is on a seven-game win streak
- Chicago is 20-10-1 on the road
- Detroit is 12-14-5 at home
- Detroit is 5-7-2 since February 1st
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey Prediction:
Nothing seems to be going right for the Detroit Red Wings, despite coach Jeff Blashill’s comments about believing they can still make the playoffs.
This is just wishful thinking and an effort to motivate his slumping squad.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago -1.5.
Chicago, the hottest team in the league, should have no problem continuing Detroit’s woes.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Detroit 1
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