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The Detroit Red Wings are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games against the New York Rangers. The Red Wings hope to extend their winning streak over the Rangers while snapping their current three-game losing streak in the process on Wednesday night.
Detroit is a +135 road underdog on the NHL odds in New York at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com while the Rangers are a -155 favorite at home. Each of the last five games between these two teams has ended in a final score of the Red Wings winning 3-2.
Red Wings at Rangers | OddsShark Matchup Report
For whatever reason, the Red Wings seem to have the Edmonton Oilers’ number this season, playing them tough in a 2-1 loss in Edmonton on October 18 and defeating them 3-1 at home on October 29. In their last 10 games against teams that aren’t the Oilers, the Red Wings are 0-10 and have been outscored 49 to 16, losing eight of those 10 games by at least three goals. Detroit ranks dead last in the NHL in goals per game with 2.13 and second to last in goals against allowing 3.94 goals per game.
The Red Wings are 0-6 straight up and 1-5 on the puckline in their last six games on the road per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Since losing each of their previous five games, the Rangers have turned things around a bit over their last five games with a record of 3-2, scoring upset wins over the Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Nashville Predators. Then again, New York enters this matchup coming off of a disappointing 6-2 loss at home to the Ottawa Senators as a -160 favorite. The Rangers are 0-3 in their last three games as a betting favorite this season.
Wednesday night’s total is set at 6.5 goals at online betting sites. The UNDER is a remarkable 12-0-2 in the last 14 games between Detroit and New York.
The Rangers currently rank 26th in goals against average at 3.5 goals per game. This is the type of defense that Detroit’s woeful offense needs to get something going against to help break out of this 1-11 slump.