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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Detroit Red Wings as -141 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.7 win for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings currently sport a record of 18-12-7. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 17-15-4. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 12-17-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 11-19-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-ranked Detroit Red Wings and the No. 23-rated Pittsburgh Penguins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.54 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.18% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -138 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New York, Saturday, January 2nd
Detroit at Buffalo, Saturday, January 2nd