Detroit @ Ottawa
Detroit +112 over Ottawa


Posted at 3:45 PM EST odds are subject to change.

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Detroit +112 over Ottawa

7:07 PM EST. OT included. Any game from now until the last week of the season that involves the Penguins, Islanders, Sabres, Red Wings, Caps, Panthers or Sens is crucial, as those seven teams will compete for two Wild Card Spots. Five of those teams will not make the playoffs, thus, we’re not going to discuss the importance of them because all games are MUST win games for each team listed above so let’s put that aside for now. What we like is that Detroit will play here both today and tomorrow in what is 100% going to be a playoff atmosphere in Ottawa. If the Sens lose both games, their chances of making the playoffs will drop significantly to probably 15% or less. Therefore, the weight of the world is on the shoulders of a team with talent but also a team that cannot be trusted with this type of pressure on them to win.

What, Detroit loses one game and now they’re a dog in Ottawa? That one loss to Tampa, was after Detroit had won seven of its previous eight games. Included amongst those victories were road wins in Edmonton, Calgary and Washington, not to mention a home win over the Rangers. After getting a bunch of healthy bodies back, the Red Wings have been on a tear. Since January 21st, a span of almost five weeks, only three teams in the entire league have posted a better record than the Red Wings but today, Detroit is priced like they’re Montreal. Speaking of Montreal, in a must win game on Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada, Montreal went into Ottawa, badly outplayed the Sens, outshot them 32-22 and lost 5-2. Now Ottawa is favored here based on what exactly? If Detroit loses tonight, guaranteed we’ll be playing them again tomorrow. If they win tonight, guaranteed we’ll be playing them again tomorrow.


Our Pick

Detroit +112 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.24)

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