Sunday afternoon in the NHL kicks off with a Red Wings vs Penguins matchup that certainly has the potential to be a lopsided affair. The Red Wings travel to Pittsburgh on the second night of a tough back-to-back, losing to Tampa Bay 2-1 in OT on home ice yesterday. The Penguins are returning home and looking to get back on track after two road losses of their own.
Let’s take a look at the betting odds, trends and picks for the game and give our Red Wings vs Penguins prediction.
Red Wings vs Penguins NHL Betting Preview and Prediction
NHL Regular Season
Detroit Red Wings (26-31-8, 9-19-3 Away) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (39-17-10, 18-9-5 Home)
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. EST
Venue: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
This Red Wings vs Penguins matchup is a game between two opposite teams. Detroit is young, improving little by little and looking to continue to build. The Penguins, on the other hand, are the elder, experienced, perennial cup contenders that are trying to squeeze as much time and as many wins as they can out of an older roster and their aging captain who is considered one of the greats.
The Red Wings played hard and came up just short against the defending Stanley Cup Champions less than 24 hours ago. It is the ultimate letdown spot here, as they travel to Pittsburgh for a mid-afternoon clash. The Penguins are in a great position for a win having the advantage in goaltending, along with Detroit’s seeming inability to travel, having won just nine road games all year.
Red Wings vs Penguins NHL Betting Odds & Spread
Moneyline: DET: (+250) | PIT: (-300)
Puck Line: DET: +1.5 (EVEN) | PIT: -1.5 (-120)
Total: 6.5 — Over: (EVEN) | Under: (-120)
Team Totals: DET o2.5 (+110) / u2.5 (-150) | PIT o4 (EVEN) / u4 (-130)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: DET: (8%) | PIT: (92%)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: DET: (+100000) | PIT: (+1600)
Red Wings vs Penguins NHL Betting Trends
– Detroit is 29-36 (44.6%) ATS this season
– Detroit is 35-27-3 (56.2%) to the Over this season
– Pittsburgh is 32-34 (48.5%) ATS this season
– Pittsburgh is 21-32-3 (49.2%) to the Over this season
Red Wings vs Penguins NHL Stats
– Detroit averages 2.86 goals per game (GPG) this season (No. 20 in NHL)
– Red Wings have surrendered 3.72 GPG (No. 31 in NHL)
– Pittsburgh averages 3.2 GPG this season (No. 13 in NHL)
– Penguins have surrendered 2.59 GPG (No. 4 in NHL)
– Detroit has a goal differential of -55 in 65 games this season
– Pittsburgh has a goal differential of +37 in 66 games this season
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Red Wings vs Penguins Prediction
The Penguins are not likely to blow out the Red Wings, but they should win in convincing fashion. As long as Jarry comes to play for Pittsburgh, this should be a multi-goal win in regulation.
Our NHL betting Red Wings vs Penguins prediction tonight will be Penguins -1.5 at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the numberFire gives the Penguins a 72.1% chance to win.
Red Wings vs Penguins Prediction and Picks
Pittsburgh Penguins – ML in Regulation (-182) / Puck Line -1.5 (-120)