Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 3/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (31-28-8) at Detroit Red Wings (15-48-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +150 / Chicago Blackhawks -182 --- Over/Under: 6
The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings meet Friday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dominik Kubalik leads Chicago with 29 goals, Patrick Kane has 51 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 188 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 99 goals on 1,183 shots faced. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 17 games.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 18 goals, Dylan Larkin has 31 assists and Anthony Mantha has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 96 goals on 817 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 116 goals on 1,247 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 16 of their last 20 games.
The Blackhawks are 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in Detroit and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 6-2-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are on the end of a back to back and aren't a team I'm running to the window to bet on in these spots, but they're playing decent hockey over the last week and almost anything beats backing the Red Wings. The Detroit Red Wings have not only lost six straight games, but they're head and shoulders the worst team in the sport to bet on. Nobody has lost more money this season than the Red Wings. The Chicago Blackhawks have also won seven of the last nine meetings against the Red Wings. Only one way to go here.