Even before the coronavirus, the Detroit Red Wings had a rough 2019-2020 season. The new general manager’s goal is to rebuild the roster into a strong competitive team with better standings than 17-45-5. Now that the season has resumed, sports betting will be available to Red Wings fans who believe in their team’s comeback. Here’s what you need to know about betting on the Red Wings in Michigan.
Can You Bet On The Red Wings At Michigan’s Sportsbooks?
Yes. Hockey’s a popular sport, so bettors can expect to find betting lines on the Red Wings wherever they choose to bet. There aren’t any betting restrictions on the Red Wings either, so Michiganders can let loose on their local sportsbooks.
See our comprehensive Guide To Online Sports Betting In Michigan.
What Are The Most Popular Types Of Red Wings Bets?
If you want to pick the winner of one match up, you can make a standard moneyline bet. But can you bet on multiple winners in a row? Parlay bets are all-or-nothing bets where you wager on the outcome of a few games in a row. But if you get one wrong, you lose the whole bet.
You can also place a futures bet on the Red Wings if you think they’ll come out on top of the Eastern Conference. Bettors must be confident in the Red Wings’ comeback to make such a risky bet months in advance. Bettors in Michigan can place futures bets on the Stanley Cup playoffs and the finals even if the Red Wings don’t make the cut.
You can also bet on a match’s final score. The puck line is the hockey term for betting on the point spread. Bettors can also wager on the total number of goals scored between both teams during a match. But for the particularly ambitious, the Grand Salami wagers on the total number of points across all matches during the day. No one goes farther with point betting than hockey.
If none of these bets are interesting to you, then you can place a prop bet just for fun. Bet on who will pick the first fight or who will shoot the first intercepted pass. Any random-chance event is fair game for small bets like these.
Do The Red Wings Have Any MI Sportsbook Partnerships?
The Red Wings don’t have their own sportsbook partnership, but the NHL does. In fact, the NHL has deals with:
- William Hill
- MGM Resorts International
Red Wings fans will find all these companies in Michigan. The MGM Grand Detroit was the site of the first legal sports bet cast in Michigan, and FanDuel opened a brick-and-mortar location at MotorCity Casino in Detroit. Although William Hill was the slowest to roll out, NHL fans will notice its influence during the height of hockey season.
How Popular Is Betting On The Red Wings?
Hockey won’t keep up with college or professional football, and it may even struggle to compete with baseball and basketball. But it’s still ahead of soccer. Hockey fans are a passionate group, so the Red Wings will have plenty of money riding on their performance.
Do All Michigan’s Sportsbooks Offer Lines On The Red Wings?
Yes. Bettors will find Red Wings lines at all reputable Michigan sportsbooks. A professional team in a professional league isn’t going to be excluded from the sportsbooks. Especially if that team plays on TV after a year of delayed sports seasons. In addition to the Red Wings, Michigan bettors can bet on all NHL games nationwide as well as on the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Where Can You Bet On The Red Wings?
While all of Michigan’s casinos are planning on offering sports betting, three casinos rolled it out before anybody else. The MGM Grand, MotorCity, and Greektown in Detroit began operating retail sportsbooks the first week of legalization. Once casinos started to re-open after COVID-related shutdowns, more retail sportsbooks launched. Several of Michigan’s tribal casinos opened their retail sportsbook locations and started to accept NHL bets.
Bettors looking for online gambling options are going to have to wait. The State of Michigan still has to write the rules and regulations governing mobile and online sports betting. The government hopes to give the green light to online sports betting apps before the end of 2020. It might be too late to bet on this year’s Stanley Cup, but there is plenty of opportunity to use sports betting apps to bet the Red Wings next year.
3 Takeaways About Red Wings Betting
The NHL season may have ended early, but sports betting is operational and ready to receive bettors. The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs started up once again in August with final set to begin on September 22.
Anyone interested in betting on the Red Wings should know:
- All of Michigan’s major sportsbooks will offer lines on the Red Wings.
- There are many different types of bets for the risk-averse and the risk-seeking.
- Online betting likely won’t be available until late 2020.
The Red Wings may have had a weak performance during the 2019-2020 season, but they have nowhere to go but up. That’s great for sports bettors. As soon as the Red Wings pull it together, they are going to have some fantastic odds.
Yes. It is legal to place bets on the Red Wings at retail sportsbooks in Michigan. Once online sports betting launches in late 2020, bets can be placed online as well.
Yes. Although the Red Wings odds are slim, Michigan bettors can bet on any game and any team in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The playoffs resumed in a revised format in August 2020.
Not great. The Red Wings had a disappointing season. They were knocked out of playoff contention in February. As of August 25, DraftKings is favoring the Golden Knights (+220) to win the Stanley Cup, with the Bruins (+350) hot on their heels. Maybe next year for the Red Wings.