Red Wings Continue Playoff Push at Edmonton in Hockey Betting

Hockey betting fans could see Detroit in the playoffs if they continue to play well.

The Red Wings are coming off a 2-1 win on Monday at Calgary and they will try and keep things going at Edmonton on Friday. Those making a hockey bet will definitely be looking to take the Red Wings in this game.

Hockey betting odds at The Most Respected Sportsbook, might have the Red Wings as a contender in the Western Conference if they keep playing well.  Tomas Holmstrom scored the game winner on Monday in a huge win over the Flames.  The win kept Detroit ahead of Calgary for the last playoff spot in the West and the Red Wings are within range of 7th place Nashville. "It was such a huge win to gain two points on them, but we still can't relax," captain Nicklas Lidstrom said, "It's going to be tough from here on in, but this was a big win for us."

Detroit has won three straight in hockey betting and that is the longest streak for the Red Wings since December. "It's a good win for us," coach Mike Babcock said. "If we play good, we're going to get into the playoffs, so that's what we try to do. What I like is, I think we've won seven of our last nine. It looks like we're going in the right direction."

Detroit has won six of the last ten in this series in hockey betting against the Oilers although they have lost twice this season.  Losing to Edmonton is just not acceptable for a team that is looking to make the playoffs so expect a big effort from Detroit on Friday.

Edmonton has not done much right this season.  They are coming off another loss, this one on Tuesday as Minnesota beat them 4-2.   The Oilers got goals from Marc Pouliot and Ryan Potulny but they didn’t have enough to beat the Wild.  Jeff Deslauriers stopped 24 of 28 shots in the loss.

There is not a lot to like about Edmonton in this game. They are not a good hockey team and they are playing a Detroit team that needs to win every game.  The Red Wings have the edge in goal, in scoring and on defense. The only thing that gives Edmonton a chance in this game is the fact that they have beaten the Red Wings twice this season in hockey betting.