Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/17/21

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/17/21 Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (20-19-5) at Detroit Red Wings (16-23-6)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +125 / Chicago Blackhawks -150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday 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 winning four of their last six 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.

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The Blackhawks are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 30-82 in their last 112 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-3 in Red Wings last 17 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks are probably the better team here and have cashed some nice tickets at times, but it's the Red Wings that's playing the better hockey right now. The Detroit Red Wings have quietly won four of their last six games and that includes a 4-1 win on Thursday. The Red Wings have won two of the last three meetings against the Blackhawks overall. I'll take a shot with the Red Wings and the plus money at home.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Red Wings +125

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

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