Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21 Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (7-13-3) at Chicago Blackhawks (11-7-4)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -145 / Detroit Red Wings +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday in NHL action at the United Center.

The Detroit Red Wings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 6.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with five goals, Filip Hronek has nine assists and Dylan Larkin has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 37 goals on 341 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 24 goals on 294 shots.

The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 32.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 10 goals, Alex DeBrincat has 10 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.3 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.

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The Red Wings are 22-47 in their last 69 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-37 in their last 54 Sunday games. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 8-3 in Red Wings last 11 overall. The under is 6-2 in Blackhawks last 8 Sunday games. 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 putting together some decent performances lately to where they're worth a look here, especially with how they jumped on the Blackhawks last night. With that said, I need to see a little more before I start taking the Red Wings seriously. The Chicago Blackhawks are a team we've cashed some nice tickets on this season and a loss here and there doesn't shake my confidence. I'll back the Blackhawks for a bounce back victory.

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -145

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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