Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 28 (12/28): NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 28 (12/28): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Penguins money line +110
Penguins spread +1.5 (-225)
Red Wings money line -130
Red Wings spread -1.5 (+185)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Pittsburgh Penguins Detroit Red Wings
Record 21-8-2 19-6-6
Road / home record 11-1-1 8-3-1
Streak L5 W5
Goals per game 3.45 2.90
Goals allowed per game 2.48 2.58
Shots per game 35.5 34.7
Shots allowed per game 26.5 26.2
PP % 20.6% 18.10%
PK % 18.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 13-6-2 10-20-1
 

Preview

The Detroit Red Wings continue at home and will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at the PNC Arena. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Red Wings led 3-1.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 4-3-2 at home so far with a 11-8-4 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They're coming from a tough loss at home vs Detroit as they lost in overtime 3-2. Guentzel and Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh. Jarry stopped 36 shots.

Evgeni Malkin has eight goals and 12 assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has six goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have won 4 games in a row and are 7-2-2 at home ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a 1-2-1 record versus the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings are 7-2-2 when they have less penalties than their opponent.

Dominik Kubalik has nine goals and 12 assists for the Red Wings. David Perron has one goal and eight assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Red Wings are 6-1-3, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.9 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Detroit.

Pittsburgh are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games on the road.

Pittsburgh are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games.

Detroit are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games against Pittsburgh.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home.on.

 

Prediction

The Penguins have been struggling lately and are currently on a 5 game losing streak but they're still #1 in the Metropolitan Division. The Red Wings are on a hot streak right now and are playing good at home. They rank #5 in defense in the NHL and have allowed only 1.6 goals per game in their last 5 games. With the Penguins struggling to score at this moment It's hard to trust them against a tough defense like Detroit. Take the Red Wings to win. 

PICK: Red Wings ML (-130)

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