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Bet Visiting Red Wings Against Scuffling Penguins

The Detroit Red Wings should be in your hockey bets today as they go on the road in search of back-to-back wins for the first time this month Sunday against the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Red Wings had allowed 36 goals during a seven-game losing streak before grinding out a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at home on Saturday. The victory pushed Detroit back into a wild-card position in the Eastern Conference.

Bet Visiting Red Wings Against Scuffling Penguins
Bet Visiting Red Wings Against Scuffling Penguins

Patrick Kane snapped a six-game goal drought with the winning goal for the Red Wings, who have missed the playoffs the last seven seasons. Detroit had lost by at least two goals in each of its previous seven outings.

The Penguins appear to have played themselves out of contention for the playoffs by going 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. Pittsburgh lost 7-4 against the New York Rangers on Saturday and sit seven points behind the Red Wings with one game in hand.

Red Wings vs Penguins Game Information

  • Game: Red Wings (34-27-6) vs Penguins (29-28-9)
  • Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Day/Time: Sunday, March 17, 6 p.m. ET
  • Red Wings vs Penguins Live Stream: NHL.com


The Penguins are the slight favorite in the NHL lines as they play host to the Red Wings on Sunday in a critical game for their slim playoff hopes. Detroit has won three of the last four meetings, including a 6-3 triumph at home on Oct. 18. Over bettors have cashed in five times in the last six meetings between the two old rivals and the line has been set at 6½ goals.


Red Wings vs Penguins Spreads and Odds

  • The under is 2-0 in the last two Detroit games at the sportsbook, but 29-37-1 on the season.
  • The Penguins recorded a power-play goal on Saturday, but are 1-for-16 in their last six outings.
  • Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond scored his 20th goal of the season on Saturday and third in three games.
  • Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby had an assist on Saturday, but has just three points and a -12 rating in his last eight contests.
  • Detroit is 37-30 ATS this season, but just 1-7 in the last eight games. .
  • The over is 5-2-2 in the last nine Penguins games, but only 25-36-5 if you bet sports online.
  • The Red Wings have hit the first period game total over in 53 of their last 82 games.
  • Pittsburgh wing Bryan Rust owns goals in the last two games to reach 20 for the fifth straight season.


Red Wings vs Penguins Over/Under Pick: Over 6½ (Ev)

A tight, conservative game is possible. But we think both teams will let it all hang out with Deroit’s Alex Lyon and Pittsburgh backup Alex Nedeljkovic likely between the pipes.

Red Wings vs Penguins ATS: Red Wings +1½ (-210)

The Red Wings might be looser after a solid effort on Saturday. Kane and Daniel Sprong ended goal droughts versus Buffalo and Alex DeBrincat is due to end his eight-game slump for the Wings.

Red Wings vs Penguins Moneyline Pick: Red Wings (+115)

This may be more about how badly Pittsburgh is playing. The Penguins had it all in front of them with games in hand but just haven’t been good enough.

Red Wings vs Penguins Player Prop: DeBrincat Anytime Goal (+200)

The right wing started the season so well, including a two-goal effort versus Pittsburgh. Good value finally to post his 24th goal.

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Red Wings vs Penguins Prediction

Red Wings 5, Penguins 3



Questions of the Day

Which team is most likely to score a power-play goal?

Detroit. The Red Wings are 10th in the league and Pittsburgh 30th.

Will Pittsburgh defenseman Erik Karlsson hit the scoresheet?

Yes. Karlsson had a goal and two assists in the last matchup with Detroit.

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