Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Hockey Betting Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Preview

The 2018 NHL hockey betting season is underway and is already living up to its expectations. This Monday night, NHL sportsbook players looking for a late-night matchup to wager on need look no further than the Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks contest. The Ducks are off to a fast start but Detroit is having a hard time getting some air under their red wings. Let’s check on the odds to see which legal hockey bets are the most worthwhile this Monday night.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks – Monday, October 8th         

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Red Wings +1½ (-155) 5½ (+110)   +175
Ducks -1½ (+135) 5½ (-130) -210
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Detroit Red Wings 

Detroit steps into this Monday night pairing sporting a meek 0-1-1 record that ranks them dead last in the Atlantic Division. With just one-point on the season, the Red Wings are tied alongside the Florida Panthers for the last spot in the division. Coming off a weak 30-19-13 record, this was certainly not the start to the season that Detroit was hoping for. Nevertheless, the club will take to the ice this evening to avenge this past Sunday night’s 4-2 road loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The odds aren’t giving the Red Wings much of a shot this evening, which isn’t surprising considering Detroit is 3-6-1 against Anaheim in their last 10.

Players to Watch: Gustav Nyquist (0 G, 3 A, 3 PTS), Dylan Larkin (1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS), and Dennis Cholowski (1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS.)

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks swim into this evening’s contest sporting a brilliant 2-0 record that ranks them 1st in the Pacific. With 4-points to their name, Anaheim is focused on holding off the second-seeded Kings who have already racked up 3 points this season. Since Los Angeles is coming off a big win over Detroit, Anaheim will be looking to do the same. Not only to outmatch their competition, but to maintain the status quo. Although they’re undefeated thus far into the season, the Ducks offense hasn’t been that great. Right now they rank 15th in the NHL in scoring. However, their defense has made up for that seeing as they rank No. 2 in goals allowed. The Red Wings bring the 22nd worst offense to the table here so they don’t pose much of a threat against a defensive team like the Ducks.

Players to Watch: Jakob Silfverberg (0 G, 4 A, 4 PTS.), Rickard Rakell (1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS.), and Ryan Getzlaf (0 G, 2 A, 2 PTS.).

Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions


  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Anaheim is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks matchup? All in all Anaheim is the only option here. The money line is somewhat steep but still offers great value. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 Anaheim.