Wednesday NHL Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Red Wings –109 money line favorites over the Canucks, who are +101. The over/under total for this game is currently 5.5 points.
The Canucks enter Wednesday night’s game with a 47-17-4-5 record overall and are 22-9-3-1 on the road this season. The under is 36-35 in all Vancouver games this season and 18-16 when the Canucks have play on the road.
The Red Wings are 43-21-5-4 heading into this evening’s contest, and 19-11-3-2 at Joe Lewis Arena. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 37-36 in all Detroit games this year and 20-15 when the Wings have played on their home ice.
NHL Free Pick: The Red Wings spotted the Penguins a 4-0 lead Monday night only to rally and lose 5-4 in a shootout. I expect Detroit to be more focused from the onset tonight considering what’s on the line in the Western Conference. The Wings currently sit eight points back of the Canucks for the top seed in the West and a win tonight would obviously be huge on many levels. Vancouver has suffered a rash of injuries, none bigger than losing center Manny Malhotra for the rest of the season and playoffs. The Canucks are just 2-6 in their last eight games against the Wings and 2-5 in their last seven trips to Detroit. The favorite is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings and the Wings are 115-40-11 in their last 166 Wednesday night games. I like the favorite tonight.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS –109