The Detroit Red Wings have had a disappointing season so far. At the half-way mark in the season, the Red Wings are well adrift of the play-off spots.
However, the team is undergoing somewhat of a rebuild this season, and this has made Detroit Red Wings betting difficult. The hope is to finish as high as possible during this campaign and build to launch a challenge for the playoffs next season.
The Red Wings haven’t made the playoffs since 2016. Before that, they lost in three consecutive First Round matches, firstly to Boston Bruins and then twice to Tampa Bay Lightning.
Still, the future is bright for Detroit’s NHL team. There is a number of up-and-coming young players in the side, with Dylan Larkin the obvious stand-out.
Having such an inconsistent season means that Detroit Red Wings betting is difficult to prove profitable. If you want to bet on Detroit Red Wings, it might be a good idea to disregard the Match Winner market and instead look at Puck Line Handicap, Match Goals or Overtime odds.
Results Of Previous Season
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The Detroit Red Wings had a similar story last season. Their 30-39 record, along with 13 Overtime losses, meant they missed out on the playoffs for the second campaign running.
This year, it looks like they’ll make it an unfortunate three-in-a-row. Detroit Red Wings 2018/2019 has been blighted with injuries. That’s not to say Red Wings have been poor, with some good performances throughout the season, but inconsistency has cost them big time.
The 2019 NHL Draft could change that. Holding a number of picks already, we’d expect the Red Wings to strengthen their defense in particular.
Big Changes To Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings have a number of free agents in their ranks. This could leave them the room to sign new players, though the rumors are one or two of them will be re-signed, goaltender Jimmy Howard is one of them.
The deadline is fast approaching, though, and the Red Wings need to move fast. Decisions need to be made on the futures of the aforementioned Howard, as well as Gustav Nyquist. The following campaign they will likely offer new contracts to the quartet of Mantha, Bertuzzi, Athanasiou, and Svechnikov.
Of course, this season is looking like it will be the third campaign in a row without a playoff push. So, no Detroit Red Wings betting for this year’s Stanley Cup. Next season could be difficult too unless the Red Wings have a great Draft.
The Red Wings do have youth on their side, though. Another season of experience could bolster hopes of playoff success next year.
With such an inconsistent number of years, though, if you’re looking to bet on Detroit Red Wings, the key is to do your research thoroughly!