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Anaheim Ducks Look to Stay Hot

The Detroit Red Wings look to get back on track from Sunday’s 4-2 loss against the Los Angeles Kings when they visit the red-hot Anaheim Ducks.

Monday, October 8 at 10:00 PM ET

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Odds: Ducks are -200-moneyline favorites. The total is 5.5 Under -125.

Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings remained winless after a 4-2 road loss against the Los Angeles Kings last night. The Red Wings made 38 shots, limiting the Kings to just 25 and killed all three penalties. They couldn’t find the back of the net on even-strength.

They netted on two of four power-play chances. Jimmy Howard is expected to start in Anaheim. He’s 10-6-2 against the Ducks with a 2.28 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

The Red Wings are averaging 2.0 goals per game (22nd in the league) and 3.5 goals against (18th). They have a 42.9 power play percentage (3rd) and an 88.9 penalty kill percentage (9th).

Gustav Nyquist leads the team with three points and three assists and Dylan Larkin has one goal. Jimmy Howard is 0-0-1 with 2.89 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Jonathan Bernier is 0-1-0 with 3.09 GAA and a .875 save percentage.

Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks are off to a 2-0-0 start after their 1-0 win against the Arizona Coyotes last Saturday. The Ducks were heavily outshot for the second consecutive game (41-20).

They held on in the last minute, when the Coyotes had a 5-on-3 power play. The Ducks pulled their goalie for the sixth attacker. Rookie Max Comtois scored the only goal in the last minute of the second period. This was after scoring his first career goal in the season opener against the Sharks.

The Ducks are averaging 3.0 goals per game (15th in the league) and 1.0 goals against (2nd). They have a 40.0 power play percentage (6th) and a 100.0 penalty kill percentage (1st).

Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with four points and four assists. Max Comtois has two goals. John Gibson is 2-0-0 with 1.00 GAA and a .973 save percentage. 


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NHL Trends:

The Under is: 

18-7-1 in Detroit’s last 26 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game

6-2 in Detroit’s last eight games playing on zero days rest

10-4 in Anaheim’s last 14 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game

33-16-2 in Anaheim’s last 51 games following a win

11-5-2 in the last 18 meetings in Anaheim

Jimmy Howard and John Gibson have been outstanding early on so goals will be at a premium tonight. The Ducks allow many shots on goal this season but the Red Wings aren’t exactly lighting the lamp so far, so a low-scoring game is highly likely.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 (-125) Jazz Sports

Check odds here: https://goo.gl/dVwAAb

Odds as seen on ESPN Chalk: https://goo.gl/ji6GJZ

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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