These two teams usually play rather close games, thus the moneyline choice. Both teams have 19 points so far, Chicago playing less convincingly as usual. In the beginning of the season they lost many games with just one goal margin, failing to equalise at the end of the game. Recently however, they have been able to turn close games to their advantage.
Detroit on the other hand, have lost four of its five latest games. Three of those games went to OT/shootout and Detroit lost all of them.
Both teams should start their number one goalie tonight, Howard for Detroit and Crawford for Chicago (confirmed).