Detroit Red Wings (6-13-3) at Chicago Blackhawks (11-6-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -162 / Detroit Red Wings +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks meet Saturday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 6.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has nine assists and Dylan Larkin has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 37 goals on 341 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 22 goals on 255 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with nine goals, Patrick Kane has 21 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 37 goals on 470 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.
The Red Wings are 11-45 in their last 56 road games and 16-57 in their last 73 overall. The Blackhawks are 12-5 in their last 17 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 8-3 in Red Wings last 11 overall. The under is 5-2 in Blackhawks last 7 games following a win. The Red Wings are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Chicago and 9-23 in the last 32 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings are still a tough team to get behind given the lack of consistent offense and they've been horrible on the road dating back to last season. People keep waiting for the Chicago Blackhawks to come back to reality and it simply hasn't happened, as they're actually getting hotter. Oddsmakers are starting to believe and the prices are changing, but I'm still driving the Blackhawks bandwagon.