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The Detroit Red Wings own the worst record in hockey at 3-8-1 since dropping each of their last eight games. The Red Wings will try to snap out of their losing streak with an upset win on Tuesday night at home against the Edmonton Oilers.
Detroit is a +110 home underdog on the NHL betting lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Oilers will try to improve on their 8-3-1 record on Tuesday as -130 road favorites.
Oilers at Red Wings | OddsShark Matchup Report
It seems like forever ago that the Red Wings were 3-1 on the season, outscoring their opponents 14 to 11 over those four games. Since then, Detroit is 0-7-1 and has been outscored 34 to 13 over this dismal stretch. Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi both had a goal and an assist in a four-goal outburst against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night, but the team gave up five goals for the sixth time in its last eight games to fall short to the defending Stanley Cup champions 5-4 in overtime.
The Red Wings are 0-5 on the moneyline in their last five games at home per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Edmonton jumped out to a sensational 7-1 start to the 2019-20 season before hitting a wall on offense, getting shut out in back to back road games against the Winnipeg Jets and the Minnesota Wild. With those two losses, the Oilers will enter this matchup with an 0-3 record in their last three road games this season; but conversely, Edmonton owns a 3-0 record in its last three road games against the Red Wings. The Oilers won 2-1 earlier this month when these two teams met in Edmonton.
Tuesday night’s total is set at six goals at online sports betting sites. The OVER is 4-1 in Detroit’s last five home games against the Oilers.
The Oilers have cooled off since their hot start with losses in three of their last four games, but another game against the Red Wings could be just the spark they are looking for. Detroit’s four-goal effort against St. Louis snapped a streak of seven straight games with two goals or less; will this prove to be a sign that the offensive slump is over, or was it just anomaly?