Betting hockey online respect remains high for the Detroit Red Wings as they have remained one of the most popular and elite teams on the NHL betting board for the better part of two decades.
The Detroit Red Wings will host the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night with a telecast on Versus set to start at 7:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this game so have your account open and ready for action.
New Jersey has gone from a perennial Eastern Conference championship contender into one of the worst values on the board with the NHL betting odds. The Devils had a record of 14-29-2-1 and were in last place in the Eastern Conference but were playing somewhat better as of late for new coach Jacques Lemaire, who returned for another tour of duty at the end of December.
New Jersey got the money in 4 out of 5 games from January 9 through January 20. The Devils overall won just 6 out of 23 road games, however, with just 9 of those 23 away games going over the total. New Jersey’s offense ranked a putrid 30th for goal scoring while the defense ranked 23rd for goals against.
Detroit had a record of 29-12-4-2 with the NHL betting lines and was 14-5-3-1 at home with 17 of their 23 home games going over the total. The Wings ranked 2nd in the Western Conference standings and were the 2nd highest scoring team in the NHL. Left winger Henrik Zetterberg had 16 goals and 36 assists to lead the attack.
Detroit has dominated this head to head matchup as of late with 5 wins in their last 6 games against New Jersey including a 4-1 road payout on December 11 in the only previous meeting this year between the two teams as the game went under the total.
The Red Wings have owned the Devils at home with 9 payouts in 10 games including 8 consecutive wins heading into this matchup. Just 1 of the last 5 meetings between the Devils and Wings at Detroit have gone under the betting hockey online total.