Red Wings vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks 3/17/24

Pittsburgh Penguins (29-27-9) vs Detroit Red Wings (34-27-6)

Game Info: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -127 / Detroit Red Wings +102 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Red Wings vs Penguins betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Sunday, March 17th at PPG Paints Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Detroit Red Wings' recent form and recent player performance

-The Pittsburgh Penguins' recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Red Wings and Penguins

Big Win for Red Wings on Saturday

The Red Wings on Saturday faced off against the Buffalo Sabres and they were able to secure the 4-1 victory. James Reimer was in goal and he had a huge game saving 25 of the 26 shots that he faced. The Red Wings are averaging 3.38 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.32 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while the defense is ranked 28th. Lucas Raymond has been the top player for the Red Wings, scoring 20 goals and adding 35 assists so far this season. The Red Wings will meet the Blue Jackets after this one.

Penguins Blown on Saturday

The Penguins faced off on Saturday against the New York Rangers and it was an ugly game. At the end of the first period they were down 3-2 and they couldn’t bounce back as they were defeated. Lars Eller had a strong game putting up one goal and adding an assist. The Penguins are averaging 2.86 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.94 goals per game. Sidney Crosby has been the top layer scoring 32 goals and adding another 34 assists. 

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan Rust has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances in home games.
  • Reilly Smith has recorded at least one point in 11 of his last 12 appearances against the Red Wings.
  • Evgeni Malkin has recorded an assist in 10 of the Penguins' last 11 games as favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • David Perron has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances with his team as an underdog against the Penguins.
  • Patrick Kane has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances in night games at PPG Paints Arena.
  • Andrew Copp has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances against the Penguins.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.68%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 25th in the league for goals per game this season (2.86).
  • The Detroit Red Wings rank 7th in the league for goals per game this season (3.39).
  • The Detroit Red Wings are one of only three teams to win 5+ games when trailing after Period 2 this season.

Red Wings vs Penguins Betting Prediction

The Red Wings are going to have little issues here. The Penguins are averaging only 2.86 goals and their defense was awful on Saturday, giving up seven goals. In this game, the Red Wings are going to have no issue running up the score against a Penguins defense that can’t have a lot of confidence. This game is going to get out of control early. Back the Red Wings on the money line. 

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