Red Wings vs. Ducks - 1/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (20-18-7) at Detroit Red Wings (23-15-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -138 / Anaheim Ducks +115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSDT
The Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings square off Saturday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 17 goals, Rickard Rakell has 11 assists and Ryan Kesler has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.1 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 49 goals on 579 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 35 goals on 469 shots. Anderson has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings hope for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 14 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 23 assists and Tomas Tatar has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 62 goals on 894 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 45 goals on 496 shots. Mrazek has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 6-15 in their last 21 road games. The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Ducks are 11-33-1 in the last 45 meetings in Detroit and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Ducks didn't have to play yesterday due to the snow storm in Washington, but the travels and what not will still take their toll. The Red Wings have done a solid job of beating up losing teams and have had their way with the Ducks in Detroit. I like the home team for the reasonable price.