Online NHL Betting Odds Favor Chicago over Detroit

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Red Wings vs Blackhawks NHL Betting

Now that we’ve hailed in the New Year, the Chicago Blackhawks-Detroit Red Wings rivalry is less than 9 years away from reaching a remarkable 100-year milestone. Throughout this tenure sportsbook fans have seen these two teams deliver heartbreaking losses to one another in the postseason, as well as in engage in more brawls than one can care to count. But this Tuesday night, the Blackhawks have an opportunity to deliver an even more significant blow by helping to snap one of the longest active streaks in online NHL betting; the Detroit Red Wings’ unbelievable 25-season postseason appearance streak.

The Red Wings are the proud owners of the longest-running playoff appearance streak of any of the 4 major North American sports leagues (NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB). Unfortunately, since the Red Wings have a 17-18-5 record, they rank dead last in the Atlantic Division with 39 points. As things stand now Detroit has an abysmal chance of winning one of the top three seeds in the Atlantic, and arguably even worst chances of winning one of the two Wild Card berths in the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens currently lead the Atlantic with 56, which is still less than what the Rangers have and they’re only the fourth seed in the Metropolitan. With less than 4 months until the end of the online NHL betting season, the Red Wings desperately need to start earning points, lest risk having their unrivaled playoff streak broken. Tuesday night, the Blackhawks will be looking to send their rival down a playoff-less path. Let’s see what most hockey betting sites have to say about this matchup.

NHL ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Tuesday, January 10th

Detroit Red Wings +1½ (-200) 5½ (+125) +175
Chicago Blackhawks -1½ (+170) 5½ (-145) -210

Since the Blackhawks are the leaders of the Central Division, it makes perfect sense for the sportsbook betting lines to come out in favor of Chicago. The Blackhawks currently have a record of 26-12-5 which nets them 57 points, 2 more than the Minnesota Wild. Chicago only lost one game last week and will be looking to extend their current 3-game win streak against an ailing Red Wings.

Unlike the Blackhawks, Detroit was only able to win one game last week and will be coming into this game fresh off their Saturday night loss against the San Jose Sharks. It has been a tumultuous season for the Red Wings and the online NHL betting odds have doubted them every step of the way. However, sportsbooks aren’t exactly ruling them out in Tuesday night’s matchup against Chicago. In the end, anything can happen in a rivalry, especially one that is as storied as this one.

This will mark the first time this season that these two clubs face off against each other. Detroit leads the all-time series 404-309-15-84 but there’s no doubt that helping the Red Wings snap their unmatched postseason appearance record is something that Chicago will always brag about. Needless to say, this is one contest hockey fans won’t want to miss.