Online NHL wagering handicappers are impressed with the start of the Detroit Red Wings so far as they have one of the better records in NHL wagering.
The Detroit Red Wings will host the Phoenix Coyotes in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference quarterfinal playoffs. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET and the game will be telecast on Versus.
The Detroit Red Wings have a record of 8-3-0-1 with the hockey gambling odds and are 4-1-0-1 at home so far with 5 of their 6 home games having gone over the total. Detroit is coming off a 3-game western Canadian road trip in which they won at Calgary and Edmonton before losing the final game of the swing 6-4 at Vancouver.
The Wings rank 3rd in the NHL for goal scoring and 12th for goals against. Center Pavel Datsyuk leads the team with 6 goals and 8 assists while number one goaltender Jimmy Howard has a 6-2 record with a 2.33 goals against average and a shutout.
The Phoenix Coyotes have a record of 4-5-3-1 with the hockey lines and are 2-3-1 on the road with just 1 of their 6 road games going under the total. The Coyotes rank in the bottom third of the NHL for both scoring and goals against.
Phoenix has lost 2 games in a row and is coming off a 4-3 shootout loss at home against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski leads the Coyotes with 3 goals and 9 assists.
Phoenix has paid out in just 1 of their last 6 games after a day of rest. Detroit has lost just 20 of their last 77 games when coming off a game in which they allowed 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Coyotes have gone under the total in just 3 of their last 15 games versus teams with a winning record.
Detroit has gone over the total in 20 of their last 27 home games. In this head to head series the road team has paid out in 5 consecutive online NHL wagering matchups with the Coyotes winning 4 of their last 5 trips to Detroit.