Detroit
Red Wings
Stadium Little Caesars Arena
1-0-0 Overall | ATLANTIC 3rd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Red Wings53 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Tue  9/17
vs
Blackhawks
W5-3
Wed  9/18
@
Blackhawks
NHL8:30pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Islanders
7:30pm
Sun  9/22
vs
Penguins
NHL5:00pm
Mon  9/23
@
Islanders
7:00pm
Wed  9/25
@
Penguins
7:00pm
Thu  9/26
vs
Blues
7:00pm
Fri  9/27
vs
Maple Leafs
RSN17:30pm
Sat  9/28
@
Maple Leafs
RSN7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Red Wings are not contenders to win the championship at 200/1, 0.5%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#28 in the league). They win the championship in less than 0.1% of simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 100/1, 1%. The Red Wings are averaging 77.7 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to go over 76.5. At +650 the Red Wings are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 5.5% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #15 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 39% of their games last season so their 32-40-10 met expectations. They broke even against the money line. They were down slightly (-79) against the money line. They were not good on puck lines going 49-33 (-389 loss). They went over 38 times and came in under 42 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 35% chance to beat the Predators in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.59 (includes playoff games) which ranks #27 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #28. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #25 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #28 in home games.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jimmy Howard who is projected to be the #26 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
8 Abdelkader, Justin RW6-221402/25/1987No College
72 Athanasiou, Andreas C6-218808/06/1994No College
45 Bernier, Jonathan G6-018408/07/1988No College
59 Bertuzzi, Tyler LW6-019002/24/1995No College
74 Bowey, Madison D6-219804/22/1995No College
21 Cholowski, Dennis D6-019502/15/1998No College
47 Crawford, Marcus D5-1119803/21/1997No College
86 D'Astous, Charle-Edouard D6-220504/21/1998No College
83 Daley, Trevor D5-1119510/09/1983No College
65 DeKeyser, Danny D6-319203/07/1990No College
70 Ehn, Christoffer LW6-318104/05/1996No College
57 Elson, Turner LW6-019509/13/1992No College
52 Ericsson, Jonathan D6-422003/02/1984No College
73 Erne, Adam LW6-121404/20/1995No College
51 Filppula, Valtteri C6-019603/20/1984No College
26 Ford, Matthew RW6-121010/09/1984No College
36 Fulcher, Kaden G6-318209/23/1998No College
41 Glendening, Luke C5-1119204/28/1989No College
25 Green, Mike D6-120710/12/1985No College
43 Helm, Darren LW6-019601/21/1987No College
2 Hicketts, Joe D5-818005/04/1996No College
67 Hirose, Taro LW5-1016006/30/1996No College
35 Howard, Jimmy G6-121803/26/1984No College
17 Hronek, Filip D6-017011/02/1997No College
77 Kaski, Oliwer D6-220109/04/1995No College
64 Kestner, Josh RW6-018111/08/1993No College
56 Kuffner, Ryan LW6-119406/12/1996No College
71 Larkin, Dylan C6-119807/30/1996No College
38 Larsson, Filip G6-218008/17/1998No College
32 Lashoff, Brian D6-321907/16/1990No College
28 Lindstrom, Gustav D6-218710/20/1998No College
75 Loggins, Troy LW5-916107/21/1995No College
76 Lukosevicius, Jarid RW5-1018502/05/1995No College
78 MacLeod, Gregor C6-017006/07/1998No College
39 Mantha, Anthony RW6-522509/16/1994No College
63 McCrea, Alec D6-321201/12/1995No College
20 McIlrath, Dylan D6-523604/20/1992No College
3 McIsaac, Jared D6-118903/27/2000No College
60 Nagle, Pat G6-218109/21/1987No College
22 Nemeth, Patrik D6-321902/08/1992No College
81 Nielsen, Frans C6-118804/24/1984No College
46 Pearson, Chase C6-218908/23/1997No College
31 Pickard, Calvin G6-120704/15/1992No College
58 Pope, David LW6-218709/27/1994No College
54 Puempel, Matt LW6-120501/24/1993No College
27 Rasmussen, Michael RW6-622104/17/1999No College
94 Regula, Alec D6-420308/06/2000No College
29 Saarijarvi, Vili D5-1018205/15/1997No College
53 Seider, Moritz D6-320804/06/2001No College
50 Shine, Dominik RW5-1117504/18/1993No College
48 Smith, Givani RW6-220402/27/1998No College
82 Spezia, Tyler LW5-1018006/07/1993No College
37 Svechnikov, Evgeny RW6-321210/31/1996No College
15 Terry, Chris LW5-1019104/07/1989No College
23 Turgeon, Dominic C6-220002/25/1996No College
90 Veleno, Joseph C6-119101/13/2000No College
11 Zadina, Filip LW6-019711/27/1999No College
61 de la Rose, Jacob C6-321605/20/1995No College