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The Detroit Red Wings (30-19-4-5) have jumped out to a surprising 2-to-1 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks (41-9-1-5) and will be at home in Thursday’s game 4, but they still are not receiving much respect from sports bettors. The visiting Blackhawks are a -145 road favorite in Thursday’s game and over 60% of tracked NHL bettors are taking Chicago to win at that price.

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Detroit has a strong 16-8-1-3 record when playing on their Joe Louis Arena home ice this season but Chicago has been nearly unbeatable and is 19-5-1-2 on the road. The Blackhawks won all 4 regular season meetings with the Red Wings, winning 2-1 at home in overtime, 2-1 on the road in a shootout, 7-1 on the road in late March, and 3-2 in a shootout at home just weeks before the postseason began.

Chicago was a large -191 betting favorite in game 1 of this 2nd round NHL Playoff series and not many bettors were surprised when the Blackhawks grabbed an easy 4-1 win at home. Game 2 saw Detroit pull off a big upset as they won 4-1 as a +180 underdog in Chicago, while the Red Wings again got a surprise victory while winning 3-1 at home in game 3 as a +121 underdog.

The over has been a wagering winner in only 1 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings between Chicago and Detroit and Thursday’s total is currently set at over or under 5 goals. The Blackhawks have taken 40 or more shots in 2 of the 3 playoff games against the Red Wings, while Detroit has managed a high of 30 over that span.

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