NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction 1/7/2024

NHL: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction 1/7/2024

The Detroit Red Wings (19-16-4) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (13-24-1) on Sunday, January 7th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Red Wings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks

The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A WinDetriot redwings

In their 39 games, the Red Wings have a 19-16-4 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 10-7-3 record, and their record on the road is 9-9-1. Their current record places them 5th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 12th in the Eastern conference. Detroit comes in with 12 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 22-17.

In their last game, the Red Wings went up against the Kings and emerged as winners with a score of 4-3. In the opening period, the Red Wings couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 27 shots on goal and had 2 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Detroit managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Lossanaheim ducks

This season, the Ducks have a mark of 13-24-1. When going on the road, Anaheim has a record of 7-9-0 record, while they are 6-15-1 at their home arena. They are currently positioned 7th in the Western Pacific division and 14th in the Western conference. This season, Anaheim’s average scoring margin is -0.8, which has their puck line record at 21-17. Their average home scoring margin is -0.9, and in road games, it stands at -0.8.

The Ducks are looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss at home to the Jets. In the first period, the Ducks found success on offense with one time, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. Against Winnipeg, Anaheim’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 38 shots on goal overall.

Coming in as the underdog, Anaheim not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

Detroit Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.6 goals per game this season, ranking 3rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. Looking at how the Red Wings’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the over/under record for the Red Wings’ is 25-14-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 7.1 goals per game.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.5 goals per game this season, ranking 29th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. This season, the Ducks have a 2-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-10 record.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 16-20-2. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Detroit Team Defense

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 24th in takeaways and an average of 6 takeaways per contest. They hold 7th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Red Wings vs Ducks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Detroit has an puck line mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last ten home games, Anaheim has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Ducks have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 1-4 against the spread.

Red Wings vs Ducks Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Red Wings to pick up on a win over the Ducks and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -160, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Red Wings straight-up.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Ducks to cover. Even if the Red Wings secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.