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

The Detroit Red Wings battle the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in NHL betting odds action at Little Caesars Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Detroit sat as 113 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-2.3 victory for the Red Wings. 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 Red Wings sit at 14-16-7 on the season; in comparison, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 19-17-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 18-19 OU, and Pittsburgh is 20-17-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Red Wings, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.18 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 20.34% while the Penguins defense kills off 80.85% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -130 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Detroit at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 2nd
Detroit home to Ottawa, Wednesday, January 3rd