How to Bet on the Red Wings in Michigan / NHL Betting

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. But when games resume, 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.

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.

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What Are The Most Popular Types Of Red Wings Bets?

If you want to pick the winner of one match, 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.

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:

  1. William Hill
  2. FanDuel
  3. MGM Resorts International

Red Wings fans will find all these companies in Michigan. The MGM Grand was the site of the first legal sports bet cast in Michigan, and FanDuel opened a brick-and-mortar location at MotorCity Casino. 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.

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 began operating sportsbooks the first week of legalization. The rest of the casinos seem to intend to roll sports betting out throughout the year.

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. Timeline estimates range from six months to a year, which are both suboptimal timelines for betting during the era of social distancing. In the future, when sports return and online sportsbooks launch, expect to bet on the Red Wings on various sports betting apps

3 Takeaways About Red Wings Betting

The NHL season may have ended early, but sports betting is operational and ready to receive bettors. Anyone interested in betting on the Red Wings should know:

  1. All of Michigan’s major sportsbooks will offer lines on the Red Wings.
  2. There are many different types of bets for the risk-averse and the risk-seeking.
  3. Online betting likely won’t be available until 2021.

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.

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Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a writer tucked into the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado.