The Chicago Blackhawks (7-13-0) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (11-7-3) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on NBCS. The Blackhawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Wings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings
The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Blackhawks have an overall record of 7-13-0. On the road, Chicago holds a 4-7-0 mark, and they are 3-6-0 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 8th in the Western Central division and 15th in the Western conference. Chicago has four wins by more than one goals and dropped 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 10-10 this season.
Facing the Kraken in their last game, the Blackhawks won by a score of 4-3. Looking at the Blackhawks offense vs. the Kraken, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and two times in the second period. In the game, Chicago managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 23 shots on goal and committed 22 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Chicago came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Red Wings have put together an overall record of 11-7-3. When playing on the road, Detroit has gone 4-4-1, while their home record stands at 7-3-2. This record has them sitting 4th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 6th in the Eastern conference. Detroit’s average scoring margin this season is +.6, leading to an overall puck line record of 14-7. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.8, while on the road, it is +.3.
Coming off a 3-2 loss on the road to the Rangers, the Red Wings are hoping to bounce back today. The Red Wings offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Rangers, but they did score two times in the second period. Of Detroit’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 27 shots on goal and two giveaways.
As underdogs, Detroit suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Blackhawks have an average of 2.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. Looking at how the Blackhawks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 30th in power play goals and 23rd in shorthanded goals.
The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 9-10-1. For the season, they have had 9 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Red Wings are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 5th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. The Detroit offense is ranked 5th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 29th in the NHL.
The Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 12-9-0. Over the season, there have been 12 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.6 goals per game.
Chicago Team Defense
The Blackhawks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 3rd in takeaways and an average of 9 takeaways per contest. They hold 15th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.
Detroit Team Defense
Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Blackhawks vs Red Wings Trends
- Through their last three road contests, the Blackhawks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 5. Chicago posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
- In their last five home games, Detroit has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 4-1.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 8-2.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Blackhawks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
For a moneyline bet, we have the Red Wings as the likely winner. However, with the current odds at -218, I’d suggest considering a puck line bet, as our predictions have the Red Wings winning by more than one goal.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Red Wings to win and cover. Look for the Red Wings to win this one by multiple goals over the Blackhawks.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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