Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 24, 2021

Jonathan Towes, Blackhawks, 2019

The Blackhawks have just three wins in their last 16 games overall, dating back to last season.

Detroit
9-9-3
AT
October 24, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
United Center
Chicago
7-11-2
Puckline +1.5 -175
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +5.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

Puckline -1.5 +145
Moneyline -162
Over / Under u +5.5

32%

Betting Action

68%

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a loss on Saturday night to a team that was winless. Are they going to hand another winless team their first victory of the season on Sunday?

The Red Wings were blown out 6-1 on Saturday night by the Montreal Canadiens and now they’re set to face the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, who are 0-4-1. The Red Wings have not been a good road team over the last few years and are a big dog in this spot.

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Odds

The Red Wings have just 10 wins in their last 60 road games. Needless to say, they’ve been a terrible bet on the road. This will be their fourth game in six nights, and they’re 6-21 in their last 27 in that spot.

As for the Blackhawks, they’ve dropped seven of their last eight dating back to last season. They have just three wins in their last 16 games overall.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit had been surprisingly competitive this season prior to Saturday’s debacle. They have continued to find ways to win games despite not having the best roster around. They are 14th in the league in goals scored with Tyler Bertuzzi leading the way for them offensively. He has five goals on the season and averages 1.5 points per contest. Their goaltending has been a little iffy, though, as they rank 20th in the league in goals allowed per game (3.0). They were blitzed for six goals on Saturday by a Habs team that had scored just four goals in their first five games.

The Red Wings are playing with a fire that they haven’t had in some time. If their defence can hold up, they should be ready to get back in the win column after a 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames.

Chicago Blackhawks

Nothing is going their way right now. This is a team that simply can’t put the puck into the net consistently. Scoring has been so bad for them that they are ranked 28th in the league with only nine recorded goals in five games. Two of those goals were netted by Kirby Dach while Patrick Kane leads the group with five points to help them out. Kane looks like he’ll be out on Sunday as he’s in the midst of COVD-19 protocols.

It doesn’t help that they are equally bad on the other end of the ice. They rank 28th in average goals allowed per game with 4.2. Kevin Lankinen has gotten himself two starts and lost them both this year, letting eight goals slip through and only holding onto a .884 save percentage. Marc-Andre Fleury has started the rest of their games and has been just as shaky, allowing 12 goals in three games for a .840 save percentage. If they can’t get their goaltending right it could be a long season for Chicago.

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