Blackhawks vs. Red Wings - 3/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (32-21-11) at Chicago Blackhawks (40-21-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -163 / Detroit Red Wings +147 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNC
The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday at the United Center.
The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 19 goals, Tomas Tatar has 20 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 92 goals on 1,231 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 61 goals on 672 shots. Mrazek has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Chicago Blackhawks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 37 goals, Artemi Panarin has 35 assists and Jonathan Toews has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 114 goals on 1,584 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 39 goals on 446 shots. Crawford has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 118-55-8 in their last 181 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 38-16 in their last 54 home games. The Red Wings are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Blackhawks continue to play at a high level at home and have gotten the best of the Red Wings in their past recent meetings. The Red Wings struggles will continue.