Heading into Thursday’s action, the Red Wings had gone under the total for those that bet on hockey in 31 of their 49 games with three ties.
Bet on hockey has simply not seen Detroit score a lot of goals this season. And it has not mattered whether they are at home or on the road. At home the Red Wings have gone under in 17 of their 24 games with one tie. It is almost as good on the road as 14 of their 25 games have gone under when you bet on hockey with two ties. What has happened to Detroit’s offense this season?
Detroit is averaging only 2.5 goals per game which is 28th in the league. They are 19th on the power play and that is another major problem. Shots are not the issue as they are third in the league. Getting quality shots though is a major problem and being that poor on the power play is a huge problem.
Detroit’s defense has been very solid and that is why they are a solid play to take under the total when you bet on hockey. The Red Wings are giving up only 2.5 goals per game and that is 7th best in the league. They are 10th best in shots allowed per game at just over 29. The Red Wings do need to improve their penalty kill as they are just 17th in the league.
When you look at the hockey betting numbers it is easy to see why Detroit goes under the total. When they average just 2.5 goals per game and give up 2.5 goals per game that means on average a total of 5 goals per game will be scored in their games. That is going to win a lot of bets on the under as you bet on hockey. Only once in their last 11 games have the Red Wings had a total lower than 5.5. That was against Phoenix and the game ended up 4-1 which was right on the hockey betting number. Most of the time the hockey betting total on Detroit games is going to be 5 and that means you have a good chance of winning your wager as you bet on hockey with Detroit games under.