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Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Matchup Report

Pittsburgh Penguins

Detroit Red Wings
22-10-1 December 14, 2013, 07:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena 15-9-9

Joe Louis Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Detroit Red Wings and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

The Red Wings sit at 15-9-9 on the season; in comparison, the Penguins are currently 22-10-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 15-16-2 OU, and Pittsburgh is 12-17-4 OU.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Red Wings in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 100 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Red Wings, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Penguins, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner at home against the Devils. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -182 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Red Wings were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 17-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.21 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 19.64% rate while the Penguins have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Penguins at Red Wings trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Detroit
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Toronto, Monday, December 16th
Detroit home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 15th