Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)
Detroit and Vancouver finished their opening games of the new season tied and lost out of regulation time. Who will get their first win of the season? There are several options to bet on.
Detroit scored six, but still lost
The Red Wings took on the current champion Tampa Bay Lightning in their opening championship game. The Detroit team took advantage of the opponent’s weakness to score six pucks! All the same, they failed to win. With the score tied at 3-6, the Lightning pulled off a huge comeback with six and a half minutes left in the final seconds: they scored three goals and took the game to overtime, where they handed the demoralized opponent a victory. If Detroit gives up games like this, the team will undoubtedly have another lackluster season.
Vancouver also started the season with a comeback
The Canucks played their first game of the new season in Edmonton. The Oilers controlled the game and led 2-0 by the 53rd minute. However, Travis Green's team didn't give up, first using the efforts of the team's new recruit Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and a few minutes later they evened the score. Quinn Hughes got the equalizer. Vancouver showed character and saved what seemed to be a lost game. The Canucks lost in the shootout, but it didn't matter.
- Detroit: Jakub Vrana is out.
- Vancouver: Brock Boeser, Brady Keeper, Brandon Sutter, and Micheal Ferland are out. Tyler Motte is questionable.
Vancouver has a three-game winning streak over Detroit.
Expert Betting Tips
Detroit had a great game against Tampa with 6 pucks and a Tyler Bertuzzi's quadruple, but failed to win - this could hurt the Red Wings. The Canucks are a very interesting young team, and it's time to start aiming higher. Vancouver improved their weak defense line and got stronger in the offseason. However, the Canucks are unlikely to be able to take advantage of Detroit's poor showing through exhaustion.
Prediction: Detroit will get their first win of the season.
- Asian Handicap Detroit (+0.25) for 1.77;
- Detroit To Win (incl. Overtime And Penalties) for 1.93.