Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/5/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM (United Center)

CHI -200 O/U 6.5

TV: NBCSN


The Detroit Red Wings go to the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Detroit Red Wings are coming off of a loss to the Dallas Stars. However, before that loss, the Red Wings defeated the San Jose Sharks, which snapped a five-game losing streak that the Red Wings were on.

The Red Wings have been incredibly terrible, resulting in a 10-29-3 record, the worst record of any team in the NHL. The Red Wings have the lowest goals per game average, averaging a low 2.14 goals per game and allowing a league-high 3.81 goals per game. Nothing is going right for the Red Wings, and it seems to only positive from this season has been Left Winger Tyler Bertuzzi, who was selected to his first All-Star Game this year and leads the team in points, goals, and assists at this point in the season.

Chicago Blackhawks are coming off a loss to the Vancouver Canucks in a high-scoring match up that saw the Blackhawks lose in a 7-5 game. Before that, the Chicago Blackhawks were on a three-game winning streak and were looking like a different team.

The Chicago Blackhawks are 18 - 18 - 6 on the season, and are still last in the Central Division, but have the opportunity to skyrocket up the division if they can string a few wins together. The Chicago Blackhawks are led by their star Patrick Kane, who once again leads the team in points, goals, and assists. Kane was once again selected to the NHL All-Star Game for what is his ninth appearance in his career.

Detroit is 17-25 ATS this season
Red Wings are 3-7 in their last ten games playing on one day's rest.
Chicago is 23-19 ATS this season
Blackhawks are 5-2 in their last seven overall.

This is a strange matchup. The Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks are two of the most historical hockey franchises of all time. However, they are two of the worst franchises at the moment, as both have had a terrible season so far. As bad as the Chicago Blackhawks have been, I don't think that they're nearly as bad as the Detroit Red Wings, and the Blackhawks have shown that the can produce recently. I think that they take that confidence and build upon it with a team like Detroit. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Blackhawks win 4-2. 
 

Joshua’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -200

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