Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks

by Dirty on March 7, 2010

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks meet at United Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blackhawks listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Red Wings, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Darren Helm scored a pair of goals as the Red Wings defeated the Predators 5-2 on Friday, as -200 favorites. That game’s seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom, and Henrik Zetterberg added singles for the Red Wings.

The Blackhawks scored five goals in the first period and went on to double the Canucks 6-3 on Friday, as +135 underdogs. That game’s nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Andrew Ladd, Duncan Keith, Troy Brouwer, Kris Versteeg, Jordan Hendry, and Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 30-22-12
Chicago: 43-16-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Vancouver are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Detroit is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Calgary, Tuesday, March 9
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 10

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