Friday's NHL Prediction

2010 NHL Picks and Predictions for Friday December 17

CHICAGO, IL (TheSpread) – The defending Stanley Cup Champions, Chicago, host the top team in the Western Conference on Friday as the Blackhawks take on the Red Wings. Here is a breakdown of my pick for the game.

Chicago is just 16-14-3 on the year and the Blackhawks are 8 points behind Detroit in the Central Division. Chicago has scored 104 goals but allowed 100. They are 8-9-0 at home and have won 5 of their last 10 games.

Detroit is 20-7-3 on the season and have scored 101 goals while allowing 90. The Wings are 8-3-1 on the road and have won 6 of their last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Detroit betting odds of -125  for tonight’s game while Chicago has been given odds of +115. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Detroit vs. Chicago, 8:30PM ET (View Matchup)

The Red Wings have won 4 of their last 5 games in Chicago and their last 5 overall against the Blackhawks. The under has hit in 6 of the last 8 games between these two teams. Chicago changed their roster around a lot and the team lacks chemistry while the Red Wings are still one of the best. I like a pick of Detroit on the road.

NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS -125

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