Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings Game Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

Little Caesars Arena will be the site for an East-West matchup as the Anaheim Ducks come into town to face the Detroit Red Wings. The match will get going at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13, and you can see it live on Fox Sports Detroit.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds

Anaheim heads into the contest as the favorite with a -130 moneyline. The line for Detroit sits at +110, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-120 for the under, +100 for the over). Anaheim is 27-30 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 34 of its outings have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. As an away team in 2017-18, the Ducks are 12-17 SU. Anaheim has converted on just 17.8 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 23rd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and the teams successfully killed off 81.1 percent of its penalties. For the team as a whole, the Ducks have been penalized 4.5 times per game overall this season, 4.0 per game over its last five contests total, and 4.8 per game over its last five on the road. The team has had to kill penalties 11.2 minutes per contest over their last five road games. Boasting a .923 save percentage and 29.6 saves per game, John Gibson (20-22-7) has been the top option in goal for Anaheim this season. If it decides to rest him, however, the team could turn to Ryan Miller (8-11-5 record, .915 save percentage, 2.69 goals against average). Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf will both be offensive focal points for the visiting Ducks. Rakell (45 points) is up to 22 goals and 23 assists, and has recorded multiple points 13 times. Getzlaf has seven goals and 28 assists to his name (and has notched a point in 20 games). Detroit is 22-32 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. 30 of its contests have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and none have pushed. This year, the teams 11-18 SU at home. The Red Wings have converted on just 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.8 percent of all opponent power plays. Detroit skaters have been sent to the penalty box 3.7 times per game in total this season, and 2.4 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to kill penalties just 7.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Jimmy Howard (26.1 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for the Red Wings. Howard has 15 wins, 25 losses, and six overtime losses to his credit and has recorded a pedestrian 2.85 goals against average and a subpar .910 save percentage this year. The home team offense will be led by Dylan Larkin (eight goals, 34 assists).

Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • Two of Anaheim’s last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 3-6 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The total has gone under in three of Detroit’s last five outings.
  • Anaheim skaters have given out the leagues sixth-most hits per game (24.4).