Sports Betting - Sunday 24 March 2013 by

Red Wings vs Ducks: NHL Western Conference Betting Odds

There’s playoff energy in the air as teams gear up for the in National Hockey League stretch run. The Duck Pond will be jumping tonight as the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings clash for the second time in three days. Puck drop for this Western Conference action is slated for 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Red Wings vs Ducks: NHL Western Conference Betting Odds

Anaheim Ducks: Soaring high in the Pacific Division

Despite their recent 5-1 shellacking by these same Red Wings on Friday night, Anaheim is still rolling along in the NHL Pacific Division as they own a 12 point lead over the defending Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. The effort displayed by the Ducks on Friday was surprising as they are normally a solid club when it comes to defense. The last time the Ducks suffered a blowout loss (5-2 to the Kings) they came back with a big win (5-1 over Nashville) and we see the Southern California Crew rebounding in this contest tonight.

Detroit Red Wings: Inconsistency shows during the reload in Motown

An up and down year continues in the Motor City as the Red Wings fight to make the playoffs for a 22nd straight season. Detroit currently sits seventh overall in the Western Conference with 35 points which is three points better than the Columbus Blue Jackets who sit eleventh overall. Goaltender Jimmy Howard was lights out for the Wings on Friday as he allowed just one goal on 34 shoots. Justin Abdelkader registered his first career hat trick as Detroit avenged a 5-2 home loss to the Ducks back on February 15, 2013.

Anaheim vs Detroit Game Day Online Betting Odds and Prediction

This is the third and final meeting of the season between these clubs and the Ducks are posted as home chalk at -1.5 (+185) ATS and -160 on the money line. Detroit enters this contest as road underdogs at +1.5 (-235) on the puck line and +130 straight up while the game total is set at 5.5 goals (O +105 U -135). We like the Ducks here and we see another high scoring game (13 goals in two matches) between these clubs. As such we are going to parlay Anaheim at -160 ML and OVER at the Bodog online sports wagering website.

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