Monday NHL Opening Odds

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The Spread – A light NHL schedule does not mean there are a lack of storylines as the Chicago Blackhawks play perhaps their biggest game of the season Monday night at the rival Detroit Red Wings. View Current NHL Hockey Odds

Chicago currently occupies the Western Conference's eighth spot in the playoff race with 88 points, quite a far cry from last season when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. Calgary (87 points) and Dallas (86) are both nipping at the heels of Chicago. The Blackhawks are 40-26-8 overall and 17-11-8 on the road.

Detroit is currently second in the conference with 97 points, sporting a 44-22-9 overall record and 20-12-5 in home contests. Action begins at 7:30PM EST.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Red Wings are a -130 favorite and the over-under is set at 5.5.

According to NHL trends, the Blackhawks are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Detroit. The underdog is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The road team is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.

Henrik Zetterberg paces the Red Wings with 22 goals and 53 assists, while Jonathan Toews leads the Blackhawks with 30 goals and 44 assists.

The lone other game on the NHL schedule is the Colorado Avalanche at the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim is a large -240 favorite and the over-under is 5.5.

NHL Monday Opening Odds & Totals

1 Chicago Blackhawks +110 (5.5)

2 Detroit Red Wings -130

3 Colorado Avalanche +200 (5.5)

4 Detroit Red Wings -240

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