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The Detroit Red Wings are 2-5 on the moneyline in their last seven home games against the San Jose Sharks. The Red Wings could have a fighting chance on Tuesday night when they host the struggling Sharks at Little Caesar’s Arena.
Detroit is a +145 home underdog on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Sharks (-165) are 6-9-2 on the road this season with a 7-10 road record against the spread.
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The Red Wings have lost each of their last six games, but the last two games on this losing streak have been far more competitive than the previous four. Detroit led 3-1 before eventually losing 5-4 to the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, and in the second night of a back-to-back took a 1-1 tie into the third period on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning before losing 2-1 in regulation. Detroit covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs in both of those games, breaking a streak of its previous 12 losses being by two goals or more.
After those two solid efforts on the road, the Red Wings return home where they are 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS per the OddsShark NHL Database.
It had appeared as though the Sharks had put their losing ways behind them in November. San Jose opened the year with a 4-10-1 record before putting together an impressive 11-2 run. But since the calendar flipped over to December, the Sharks have fallen apart with a 2-8-2 record over their last 12 games. The Sharks have gone 0-3-1 on the road in December since going 4-0 away from home in November.
Tuesday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The OVER is 5-0 in Detroit’s last five games at home.
San Jose and Detroit both enter this head-to-head showdown with a 2-10 record on the moneyline over their last 12 games. They also both have some momentum with the Sharks coming off of a 6-1 win at home over Philadelphia and Detroit coming off of two competitive games in Florida. Wins are going to be few and far between for the Red Wings this season, but this feels like one of those rare spots that they’ve actually got a realistic chance.