The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a three-game road trip where they were 1-1-1 traveling out west. Things ended with a solid 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, where they flipped the odds and came away victorious.
Philadelphia is in town and has won seven of their last ten games. The Detroit Red Wings, on the other hand, are looking to get back on track and start building in the right direction after their win against Vegas.
They played a much more controlled game, being able to force Vegas to the outside, win puck battles, and control the game in transition. If they can exit their zone fluently and carry the puck into the offensive zone, good things will happen.
The offense continued to show up. Other areas of the game were able to improve and help the Red Wings defeat an impressive Vegas team. The Red Wings have to be looking to do more of the same against Philadelphia, who’s at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division.
Philadelphia has a bit of physicality to them, as did Vegas, so the Red Wings need to execute on the same level. They’re hot right now, even with a loss in their last contest; John Tortorella has the team starting to get things going and playing quality hockey.
The Red Wings will need to come out and execute in all facets of the game like they did in Vegas if they want to start building a winning streak.
Detroit Red Wings game information and prediction vs. Flyers
Game: Detroit Red Wings (19-17-8) v.s. Philadelphia Flyers (19-20-7)
When: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena
Where to Watch: Bally Sports Detroit/ ESPN+
Odds: According to DraftKings, the Detroit Red Wings are the favorite and feature a -145 payout on the Moneyline. The Flyers are +125 on the Moneyline. On the Puck Line, the Flyers are -200 at +1.5. Whereas the Red Wings are +170 at -1.5 on the Puck Line. Looking at the Over/Under, it is currently set at 6. The over has a -115 payout, and the under is -105.
Prediction: If the Detroit Red Wings come out playing as they did in Vegas, I think they will be able to throw some water on a hot Flyers team. Even with the Flyers being 7-3-0 in their last ten games, I like the Red Wings to take this one. Flying home on Friday and getting rest in time for the night game on Saturday, this seems like a winnable game for the Red Wings. They need to take care of business, but I think they’ll be able to do so. I like the Red Wings on the Moneyline and the over.
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