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The Detroit Red Wings are starting to see the fruits of their rebuilding labor during the 2023-24 season. As of the end of February, the Red Wings have a 77% chance to make the playoffs, according to MoneyPuck.com.

Working through the “Yzer-plan” (named for general manager Steve Yzerman who was also a legendary player for the team), Detroit has a solid core in place, including center Dylan Larkin, wingers Lucas Raymond and Alex DeBrincat, and defenseman Moritz Seider. In February 2024, Scott Wheeler of The Athletic ranked the Red Wings in the top three of his prospect pool rankings, meaning the window of contention is just starting to open in the Motor City.

On this page, we’ve highlighted single-game and season-long Detroit Red Wings odds, as well as other betting information you’ll want to know before locking in your wagers. We’ve also provided notes on how to view the game at home and in-person, details on how to get started betting, and a timeline of key moments in the history of the team.

Steps to bet on the Detroit Red Wings on an online sportsbook in Michigan?

Regardless of the sportsbooks you intend to use when making your bets, you’ll need to follow these steps to bet on the Detroit Red Wings on an online sportsbook in Michigan.

  1. Research which sportsbooks operate in Michigan: MIBetting.com strives to make your betting experience as well-informed as possible. To that end, we’ve composed comprehensive reviews of each Michigan online sportsbook, highlighting unique features, analyzing website and mobile app performance, providing welcome bonus codes, and assessing an overall score to each operator.
  2. Choose your favorite sportsbooks and complete the registration process: We recommend signing up for a handful of betting sites because this will not only help you find which sportsbooks work best for your wants and needs but also so you can shop the odds and find the best deals on Red Wings betting lines. The registration process typically takes 5-10 minutes per sportsbook; we’ll walk you through the signup steps in the specific sportsbook reviews.
  3. (Optional) Download the mobile app: Playing on the go is easier than ever with mobile betting apps, and the majority of sports wagers (nearly 90%) are made online or through a sports gambling application. Keep in mind some bookies will have Michigan sports betting apps while others will make a singular application for all states of operation.
  4. Make a deposit to fund your bankroll: To qualify for welcome bonuses, you’ll need to make a real-money deposit and in some cases a real-money wager. A good rule of thumb is to use the same banking method for deposits and withdrawals as this tends to expedite the process of collecting your winnings. Also, remember to only deposit what you can afford to lose; betting within your means is the only way to go!
  5. Conduct research and shop the lines: Finally, studying the Red Wings and their opponents by researching schedules, injury reports, previous head-to-head results, matchup tendencies, and advanced metrics can help you find favorable betting opportunities. Once you’ve decided what wagers you’d like to make, check to see what odds are available at each site where you’ve registered and make the best deal you can for those markets.

Which bet types are there for the Detroit Red Wings?

You’ll be able to find many types of bets for the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan sportsbooks, and knowing how those markets work is key to betting success. Here are some of the most popular markets for betting on the Red Wings.

  • Moneyline: The moneyline in hockey betting focuses solely on the winner of the game; it doesn’t matter if the game ends in regulation, overtime, or a shootout, nor does the margin of victory play a factor. Moneyline betting tends to provide much more favorable odds than for the NFL and NBA, as there are fewer points scored in NHL games than their competitor leagues.
  • Puck line: Puck line wagers are to hockey what spread betting is to football; the bets are made around the margin of victory. For nearly every game, the spread will stay consistent at 1.5 goals, meaning the betting favorite must win by at least two goals to cover while the underdog can cover by winning outright or losing by only one goal.
  • Player and Team Props: Player and team prop bets focus around specific in-game events and don’t necessarily relate to the final score. They tend to make up the bulk of Detroit Red Wings same game parlays, and sometimes, they can be settled before the game ends. Some examples would include which Red Wings skater will score the first goal, whether Detroit’s goaltender will finish over or under a projected save total, and if either team will score a goal in the first 10 minutes of the game.

How to watch or stream the Detroit Red Wings in Michigan

You can watch Detroit Red Wings games in Michigan through Bally Sports Detroit, the regional sports network (RSN) affiliated with the team. Additionally, some TV broadcasts throughout the season will air on ESPN, TNT, or ABC.

The NHL limits streaming in local markets, so while sites like ESPN+ will carry a feed for most Red Wings games, you may not be able to access the stream if you are within the designated coverage area.

Where is the Detroit Red Wings’ home arena?

The Detroit Red Wings’ home arena is Little Caesars Arena, which has been the team’s home since 2017. Little Caesars Arena (2645 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201) was built to replace Joe Louis Arena, and the Red Wings share the space with the Detroit Pistons.

How to purchase tickets to see the Detroit Red Wings play

Little Caesars Arena uses a digital-only admission system, so you will need to purchase tickets to see the Detroit Red Wings play through sites like Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, and StubHub. You’ll need to have a mobile device ready so your tickets can be scanned on the way through the doors.

Season tickets for the 2024-25 campaign are on sale now. You can find more information about ticket plans on the team website and can also make a deposit to claim your spot from that page.

Yes, the Detroit Red Wings formed a partnership with PointsBet Sportsbook MI in 2021. The team also benefits from the NHL’s betting partnership with FanDuel Sportsbook; the Red Wings have casino partnerships with MotorCity Casino and PokerStars

Yes, wagering on the Detroit Red Wings is legal in Michigan. The first retail sportsbooks in MI began accepting wagers in March 2020, and online sportsbooks entered the market in January 2021.

History of the Detroit Red Wings

As one of the NHL’s “Original Six” teams, the history of the Detroit Red Wings is one of the longest you’ll find. Here are some of the important moments to know in the timeline of the franchise.

  • 1926: The Detroit Cougars (who would eventually become the Red Wings) join the NHL. The “Cougars” name was an homage to the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL), who folded after winning the 1925 Stanley Cup.
  • 1927: The Cougars move into the Detroit Olympia as their new stadium after playing the previous season in Windsor, Ont., during arena construction. Detroit Olympia would be the team’s home stadium until 1979. Jack Adams was also hired as head coach this season and would lead the team for the next 36 seasons as either coach or general manager.
  • 1930: Detroit briefly changes its name to the Falcons, carrying the new moniker for two seasons before settling on the Red Wings in 1932.
  • 1934: The Red Wings make the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time but fall to the Chicago Black Hawks.
  • 1936: Detroit wins its first Stanley Cup title, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in four games. The Red Wings would go back-to-back with a Cup win in 1937 over the New York Rangers in five games.
  • 1938: The Red Wings joined the Montreal Canadiens as the first NHL teams to play in Europe, playing nine games in London and Paris during the season.
  • 1943: Detroit wins its third Stanley Cup, sweeping the Boston Bruins.
  • 1946: The Red Wings sign Gordie Howe, one of the greatest players in hockey history. Nicknamed “Mr. Hockey,” Howe would lead the NHL in scoring six times, in goals five times, win six Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player, make 23 All Star games, and win four Stanley Cups with the Red Wings. Additionally, Howe ranks third all-time in goals (801), tenth in assists (1,049), and fourth in points (1,850).
  • 1950: Detroit wins another Stanley Cup, starting a run of four championships during the decade; the team would also win Cups in 1952, 1954, and 1955.
  • 1952: After the death of owner James E. Norris, Marguerite Norris takes over as team president, becoming the first woman to head an NHL franchise.
  • 1957: Detroit left wing Ted Lindsay and defenseman Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens form the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), unionizing the league’s players after the league failed to release information about play pension plans. League owners pushed back against the union, trading players and sending them to the minor leagues in an effort to break the union. The players disbanded the union a few years later after an out-of-court settlement addressing players’ concerns, though the NHLPA would be resurrected in 1967.
  • 1967: The Red Wings move into the “Dead Wings” era, poking fun at the team’s name during a span of 17 years with two total playoff appearances and three total playoff games won.
  • 1979: The team moves its home games to Joe Louis Arena, replacing Olympia Stadium.
  • 1983: Detroit drafts Steve Yzerman with the fourth overall pick. Yzerman would spend the entirety of his 22-year NHL career with the Red Wings and leads the franchise in career assists (1,063) and shorthanded goals (50), hold the team record for goals in a season (65), and ranks second in career points with the team (1,755).
  • 1989: The Red Wings draft the first member of the “Russian Five” who would help lead the Red Wings’ march to the top of the Eastern Conference throughout the 1990s. Detroit selected center Sergei Fedorov and defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov. The team would add Slava Kozlov in the 1990 draft while trading for Slava Fetisov in 1995 and Igor Larionov in 1996.
  • 1990: Detroit begins the third-longest playoff streak in NHL history, making the postseason every year between 1991 and 2015.
  • 1996: The Red Wings set an NHL record with a 62-13-7 record, the most wins for any team in a season. The mark stood until 2023 when the Boston Bruins went 65-12-5. Detroit lost the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals against the Colorado Avalanche.
  • 1997: Motivated by the shortcomings of the previous season, Detroit roared back to the Stanley Cup Final, sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers and losing four games total through four playoff rounds. A few days after the Cup win, Vladimir Konstantinov suffered a brain injury in a limousine accident that would end his playing career.
  • 1998: Detroit once again wins the Stanley Cup, this time with a sweep of the Washington Capitals. During the Cup presentation ceremony, Konstantinov was brought onto the ice in a wheelchair to celebrate the win with the team.
  • 2002: Detroit wins Cup #10 with a 4-1 series win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • 2008: The Red Wings win their 11th Stanley Cup, as Nicklas Lidström becomes the first non-North American-born captain of a Cup-winning team.
  • 2017: Little Caesars Arena becomes the new home of the Red Wings, replacing Joe Louis Arena. The new venue utilizes a recording of the goal horn from Joe Louis Arena when the Red Wings score.


Where can I find reliable statistics for betting on the Detroit Red Wings?

You can find reliable statistics for betting on the Detroit Red Wings on sites like Hockey-Reference.com, MoneyPuck.com, and NaturalStatTrick.com. Each of these sites provides advanced analytics to help you find hidden betting value as you research the matchups.

Are there any special betting strategies for the Detroit Red Wings?

No, there aren’t special betting strategies for the Detroit Red Wings that cannot also apply to other teams. With that in mind, we still recommend using shot attempt percentages, shots on goal (for and against), and expected goals percentages (for and against) when researching for betting purposes.

How do injuries affect betting on the Detroit Red Wings?

Depending on the player and the nature of the injury, injuries to Detroit Red Wings players could cause minor odds shifts from game to game or massively alter their season projection, especially for goaltenders and star scorers. You can check the latest Red Wings injury report at MIBetting.com.

What impact does the home ice advantage have on Detroit Red Wings' games?

The home ice advantage is a major factor for hockey games, and between two evenly-matched teams, the home team should win nearly 55% of the time. The Detroit Red Wings finished the 2022-23 season with a 19-17-5 record at Little Caesars Arena, though they are on track to soar past that mark with a 17-8-5 record through 30 home games in the 2023-24 campaign.

How often do the Detroit Red Wings beat the spread?

According to StatMuse.com, the Detroit Red Wings have a 35-23 record against the puck line through 58 games in the 2023-24 season. This breaks down to an 18-12 home record against the spread and a 17-11 record on the road.