Chicago Blackhawks (20-18-5) at Detroit Red Wings (15-23-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +137 / Chicago Blackhawks -152 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 21 goals, Patrick Kane has 40 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 87 goals on 1,024 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has given up 32 goals on 329 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 11 goals, Filip Hronek has 20 assists and Dylan Larkin has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 71 goals on 686 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 51 goals on 593 shots.
The Blackhawks are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 29-82 in their last 111 overall. The over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Neither of these teams play consistent hockey and they both have provided issues at times in the underdog role. The Detroit Red Wings are playing some of their better hockey as of late, but it's the Blackhawks the have shown more signs of life and consistency this season. The Blackhawks have also won five of the six meetings this season against the Red Wings, and four of those five wins were decided by two or more goals. This is a rare spot to back the Red Wings in the favorite role.