Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Jan 28, 2022

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The Red Wings look to end a three-game losing streak as they travel to Pittsburgh on Friday night for the first of back-to-back games against the Penguins.

Detroit
32-40-8-2
AT
January 28, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
PPG PAINTS Arena
Pittsburgh
46-25-4-7
Puckline +1.5 -103
Moneyline +215
Over / Under o +6.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

Puckline -1.5 -117
Moneyline -265
Over / Under u +6.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

The Penguins are rolling with points in seven straight games and they now sit second in the Metro Division. Pittsburgh is looking to bounce back after an overtime loss to Seattle on Thursday night.

Despite this being the second game in two nights for the Penguins, they enter the game as the favourite -252 to win with the NHL Odds with a total of 6.5 goals.

Red Wings vs. Penguins NHL Betting Odds

This is the first meeting between the Red Wings and Penguins since February of 2020. History is not on the side of Detroit as Pittsburgh is 4-0 in their last four games against the Wings. To make matters worse, Detroit is 3-13 in the last 16 games in Pittsburgh.

The Over of 6.5 should see a lot of action heading into this game. Though the Under is 4-0 in the last four games, following a pattern of three straight games going Over. The Penguins are 39-19 in their last 58 contests after scoring two or fewer goals.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings are coming back to Earth after their great start to the season. Currently sitting nine points back of the second wild-card spot, Detroit has to put wins together. Offensively the Red Wings are 24th in the league in goals per game at 2.72. Meanwhile, the Red Wings have given up the 8th most goals per game at 3.40.  That is not good against a team like Pittsburgh.

Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi lead the team in points with 38, while Calder Trophy candidates Lucas Raymond (34 points) and Moritz Seider (27 points) are right behind them. Raymond has cooled from his hot start with one goal in his last 19 games. Goaltending has been an issue this season with Alex Nedeljkovic struggling this year.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Since December 4th, the Penguins are one of the hottest teams in the NHL. They have just three losses and have secured their position in the playoffs. Head coach Mike Sullivan should win the Jack Adams Award for the job he has done. The Penguins have kept pace in the standings for a good part of the season without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the lineup.

Now they are back, and the Penguins look unbeatable. Malkin has 10 points in nine games since returning. Jake “The Snake” Guentzel leads the team with 40 points, while Sidney Crosby is quietly putting together a great season with 34 points in 31 games. Evan Rodrigues has been a great addition adding 32 points in 43 games. This team can beat you in so many ways.

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