One of the NHL’s ancient rivalries will be renewed Sunday on NBC. The Blackhawks and Red Wings go back to the Original Six days. Concurrently they are former powers that are struggling to regroup. Detroit has shown some early promise with the NHL betting odds. Sixth-year coach Jeff Blashill needs to start moving the needle. His seat is warm and could quickly turn hot. By contrast, the Blackhawks have flopped out of the gate. Chicago is totally exposed in goal. The 2020 trade of Robin Lehner to the Golden Knights has blown up in their faces.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Sunday, January 24, 2021, 12:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||United Center, Chicago, Illinois|
|Red Wings At Blackhawks Tv Coverage:||NBC|
|Red Wings At Blackhawks Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks SBG Odds Overview
In this situation, sharps will like the Red Wings favorable sportsbook price on the road.
Detroit Red Wings Team Overview
Detroit opened the season with two wins in four games. And then three of those four games went over the total. The Red Wings rank 26th for goal scoring and 15th for goals against. While not a dominant start, Detroit has impressed with merely not getting beat all four times. The Red Wings haven’t made the playoffs since 2016. Detroit remains a long shot but stands an excellent chance to improve significantly. Of great concern is scoring depth. Only Bobby Ryan and Dylan Larkin have scored more than one goal.
Right-wing, Bobby Ryan leads the Red Wings with four goals and a +2. Namely, goaltenders Jonathan Bernier and Thomas Griess have been sharp. Both have two starts and save percentages over .925
Chicago Blackhawks Team Overview
Chicago dropped their first four games with one overtime loss. The Blackhawks metrics are indicative of that. To illustrate, Chicago ranks 25th for goal scoring and dead last for goals against. If not for the pandemic, the Blackhawks would have missed the postseason for a third straight year. They upset Edmonton in the qualifier round to get in. On the whole, the back end and goaltending is a disaster. Chicago lacks the firepower to overcome that.
So far, veteran defenseman Duncan Keith has four assists but a -4. Right-wing, Patrick Kane has two goals and an assist. All three Chicago goaltenders have been sieves in the early going. Collin Delia, Malcolm Subban, and Kevin Lankinen are each under .860 for save percentages.
Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks Against the Spread
- Detroit has lost 18 of their last 20 away games
- The Red Wings are 1-5-1 under the total on the road
- Chicago has paid in seven of their last nine at United Center
- Four of the Blackhawks last six home games stayed under the total
Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks Head-to-Head vs. Spread
- Chicago is 4-1 in their last five games against the Red Wings
- The Red Wings and Blackhawks are 6-3-1 over the total
- At United Center, Chicago is 4-1 against Detroit
- Two of the last three between these teams at United Center under the total
Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks At SBG Free Picks
On the whole, the Red Wings have been in much better form with the NHL betting odds. Equally important is the Blackhawks’ terrible goaltending.
Red Wings at Blackhawks SBG Best Bet: Detroit Red Wings.