NHL Picks: Flyers vs. Red Wings

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:12 PM GMT

The Red Wings host the Flyers on Wednesday at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The NHL odds are out; find out where we believe the best value lies.

According to NHL betting odds the Red Wings are a -135 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The home team has won 17 of the last 18-games between these two clubs.

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Red Wings Begin to Roll

After suffering through a 7-game losing streak the Red Wings have bounced back to win 5 of their last 6, including their last 4 in a row. During the current 4-game win streak Detroit has been dominant in outscoring their opponents by a combined 18-4. The last of those wins came in Sunday’s 4-1 road win over the Ottawa Senators. Daniel Alfredsson made his first ever appearance in Ottawa as an opposing player, after spending his first 17 years of his career as a member of the Senators. Fittingly he contributed a goal and an assist.

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Red Wings Key Injuries

The Red Wings will be without the services of their top two scorers tonight. Henrik Zetterberg is out until the middle of December with a herniated disc in his back, and Pavel Datsyuk continues to be sidelined with a concussion. The Pair have combined for 23-goals and 30 assists this season.

High Flyers

The Flyers have recovered nicely from a 1-7 start to the year, and have gone 11-8 since to get themselves right back in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Tonight will be the Flyers 4th game in the last 6 days. They’ve gone over the total just 4 times in their last 14-games in that exact situation. They were shutout 2-0 in their last game at Minnesota on Monday night. The loss was the 4th in the last 5 road games for the Flyers.

NHL Totals Super System

Any road team with a total of 5.0 or less playing in the first half of the season, that’s playing with same season revenge from a loss as a favorite, and they have a winning percentage of .400 to .490, has seen 41 of those 59-games (69.5%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year. For your NHL picks, make sure to go with the under for this game.

NHL Pick: Flyers/Red Wings to go under the total of 5.0.