The Anaheim Ducks (23-16-8) travel to meet the Detroit Red Wings (19-20-6) Monday at Little Caesars Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Ducks vs. Red Wings odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Ducks have won four of their last five outings, and their last loss in regulation came Jan. 19 against the Colorado Avalanche. The Over has connected in four of their last five outings too.
The Red Wings are looking for revenge after a 4-3 shootout loss in Anaheim Jan. 9 as the Over cashed. Detroit has posted a 5-1 mark in its last six games as a favorite while going 6-1 in its last seven as a home favorite.
Ducks at Red Wings odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Ducks -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | Red Wings -112 (bet $112 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Ducks +1.5 (-270) | Red Wings -1.5 (+190)
Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)
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Ducks at Red Wings projected goalies
John Gibson (15-10-7, 2.51 GAA, .922 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Alex Nedeljkovic (12-12-5, 2.97 GAA, .910 SV%, 1 SO)
Gibson has posted a 3-0-1 record across his last four outings and has allowed 4 goals on 89 total shots across his last two games. He has been hot in January, going 4-2-1 with a 1.85 GAA and .946 SV%.
Nedeljkovic is winless across the past four starts, coughing up 17 goals on 107 total shots. January hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, going 3-5-2 with a 3.31 GAA and .898 SV% in 11 starts.
Ducks at Red Wings odds, lines, picks and predictions
Red Wings 4, Ducks 3
The RED WINGS (-112) are worth a roll of the dice in Monday’s game in the Motor City. Detroit has owned this series in recent years, even during a down period for the franchise. The Ducks have especially disliked trips to Motown, going 10-24 in the past 34 trips to Detroit.
Against the spread
The Ducks +1.5 (-270) would cost you more than two and a half times your potential return, and that’s just way too much to risk.
OVER 5.5 (-125) is a decent play, as these teams have been lighting the lamp frequently of late. The Over is 5-2 in the past seven at LCA for the Red Wings and the Ducks have cashed the Over in four of their last five overall while going 3-1-1 O/U in their last five as road ‘dogs.
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