Chicago Blackhawks (15-20-7) vs. Detroit Red Wings (18-18-6)
January 26, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -125 / Chicago Blackhawks +105; Over/Under: -5.5
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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 to snap a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games.
The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 24 goals, Patrick Kane has 27 assists and Seth Jones has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 77 goals on 890 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 42 goals on 380 shots.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 19 goals, Moritz Seider has 23 assists and Robby Fabbri has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has given up 79 goals on 926 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has allowed 46 goals on 436 shots.
The Blackhawks are 18-37 in their last 55 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Red Wings are 3-8 in their last 11 Wednesday games and 51-114 in their last 165 overall. The under is 5-1-2 in Blackhawks last 8 overall. The under is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The Blackhawks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been fade material for much of the season, and it’s an even bigger issue when they’re on the road. The Detroit Red Wings have problems of their own, but they have won five straight games in the favorite role, and they have the edge here on their home ice. Give me the Red Wings and the cheap price.