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NHL Betting Preview - Detroit Red Wings Underdogs vs Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings battle the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in NHL betting odds action at Joe Louis Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins before puck drop in this match found them as -165 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.5 win for the Penguins on Saturday. 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

This season the Detroit Red Wings are 17-19-6 overall while the Pittsburgh Penguins are 26-10-5. As for the totals, Detroit is 19-17-6 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 26-11-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Detroit Red Wings and the No. 2-ranked Pittsburgh Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 10.64% rate while the Penguins have a 78.32% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +141 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Stars on January 12. Bettors who backed the Stars at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Washington, Monday, January 16th
Detroit home to Montreal, Monday, January 16th