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PIT vs DET: Penguins are Hot at Home

Two teams jockeying for position in the tight Eastern Conference standings meet tonight in Pittsburgh when the Red Wings will try to put an end to a recent three game slide on the road. The Penguins, meanwhile, will look to build upon strong play at home, as the team is now 6-1 in its last seven games at the Consol Energy Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Detroit's last six games vs Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games.
  • Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (lower body) is reportedly close to returning, but won't play tonight.

At 14-9-3 on the road this season, the Wings have generally been pretty good as a visitor, but that’s not the case recently, as they’ve been outscored 13-5 during their three game road losing streak. They’re also struggling in Pittsburgh, winning just two of their last nine games in the Steel City.

The Pens are coming off a 2-1 loss in Florida against the Panthers, but they’ve been strong at bouncing back lately, going 4-0 in their last four games after a loss.

The teams last met on New Year’s Eve — a 5-2 Penguins win in Detroit. The Wings jumped out to a quick 2-0 first period lead, but Pittsburgh showed a fortitude that the team has lacked in recent years by scoring five unanswered goals.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Wings to win this game 3.8-1.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-19-8 overall while the Detroit Red Wings are 29-19-9. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 20-25-10 on the OU, and Detroit is 20-27-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Detroit injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Penguins rated this week at No. 5 and the Detroit Red Wings sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.58 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.58 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 19.66% while the Red Wings defense kills off 80.32% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Islanders on February 15. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Panthers on February 15. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Ottawa, Saturday, February 20th
Pittsburgh home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 20th

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