Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/17/21

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/17/21 Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (8-5-4) at Detroit Red Wings (4-10-3)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +110 / Chicago Blackhawks -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for win after winning five of their last six games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 32.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with eight goals, Patrick Kane has 15 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 28 goals on 374 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 7.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has nine assists and Dylan Larkin has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 33 goals on 328 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 15 goals on 132 shots.

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The Blackhawks are 3-10 in their last 13 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 14-54 in their last 68 overall. The under is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The Blackhawks are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have now beaten the Red Wings three times this season, which includes an overtime win on Monday. The Blackhawks were supposed to be going through a down year and possibly looking at a rebuild, and they've quietly won five of their last six and aren't all that bad defensively. Of course, we've been backing the Blackhawks a lot for the last two weeks and talking them up. The Detroit Red Wings are horrible. Only one way to go here...

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -130

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