The Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Friday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena. The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 20 goals, Moritz Seider has 23 assists and Dylan Larkin has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has given up 83 goals on 942 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has allowed 46 goals on 436 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 21 goals, Kris Letang has 32 assists and Evan Rodriguez has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 89.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 71 goals on 959 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 28 goals on 245 shots.
The Red Wings are 15-65 in their last 80 road games and 51-115 in their last 166 overall. The Penguins are 37-15 in their last 52 home games and 22-5 in their last 27 overall. The under is 5-2 in Red Wings last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Pittsburgh and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings may have the rest advantage here, but they’ve been god awful on the road, so I’m not sure if it matters all that much. Pittsburgh has also been a house of horrors for the Red Wings over the years. The Pittsburgh Penguins have had recent success playing on the end of back to backs, and they’re still the hottest team in the league despite lat night’s losing effort. Give me the Penguins and the PL for max betting value.