Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Red Wings NHL Odds
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(43-25-11) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings (31-38-10)
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Little Ceasers Arena in Detroit, Michigan
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -181 | Detroit +163
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their quest to clinch a playoff spot at this point in the season. They will look to pick up a second straight victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Little Ceasers Arena while also winning their fifth game in six outings.
The Penguins continue to shine on the defensive end these days as they picked up a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes thanks to two early goals by Matt Cullen along with Garret Wilson. Patrik Hornqvist also scored his 18th goal of the year as the Penguins obtained 28 shots on goal for the night.
Their defense allowed a whopping 38 shots for the Hurricanes in the win. However, Matt Murray was able to pick up 37 saves on the night while also picking up his 28th win of the year in the meantime.
Pittsburgh picked up the 5-2 win in their last matchup with Detroit in December of 2018. Also, they have picked up victories in five of their last six games, overall.
Defensive specialist, Kris Letang, however, is questionable for this matchup with an upper body injury. Letang has 16 goals on the year while accumulating a goal, three assists, along with four points in the last four outings for Pittsburgh.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit has had a disastrous season, to say the least. And while they represent the bottom of the Atlantic standings at this point in the season, they have won six straight entering this matchup with the Penguins.
Furthermore, the Red Wings have been able to get it done on both ends of the ice as their offense is averaging over four goals per game during this time. On the other hand, their defense has allowed just 11 goals to their opponents.
Anthony Manta scored twice early for Detroit in their win over the Boston Bruins while exploding for four goals in the final period to seal the win. Mantha also scored yet again on a power play goal in the 3rd while Dylan Larkin ended the scoring as the Red Wings finished with 28 shots on goal.
However, Detroit lost center Michael Rassmussen to an upper body injury while the defense may be without Jonathan Ericksson (knee) and Danny Dekeyser (Lower body) are also questionable for this showdown with the Penguins.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Penguins are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in New Jersey.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
With so many injuries for the Red Wings entering this contest, look for the Penguins to continue their push towards the postseason by getting a much-needed win over Detroit on Tuesday night by a 5-3 score. The Penguins have been stellar on the road lately and will take advantage of a severely short-handed team in Detroit throughout the contest en route to the win.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Penguins 5 – Red Wings 3
And while Detroit has really shined lately, look for the Penguins to focused for this matchup as a win will certainly benefit them in garnering some momentum for the playoffs. Detroit, on the other hand, will attempt to make this game interesting, but, will not be able to get over the hump with so many players out due to injury.
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