Red Wings vs Penguins Odds and Picks – Pittsburgh Heavy Home Favorites in Sunday NHL Odds

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  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are solid -315 home favorites over the Detroit Red Wings in an NHL afternoon game slated for Sunday, March 27
  • Detroit were 3-2 shootout winners in the club’s last visit to Pittsburgh on Jan. 28
  • Only three NHL teams have won fewer road games than the Red Wings (9-19-3)

The last time the Detroit Red Wings visited Pittsburgh to face the Penguins, the Wings did something unusual – they won.

The Wings captured a 3-2 shootout verdict on Jan. 28. It was Detroit’s first win at Pittsburgh since 2017. This season, the Red Wings are 9-19-3 on the road. Only three NHL teams are showing fewer wins away from home this season.

Oddsmakers are not counting on history repeating itself as Detroit once again arrives in the Steel City. The Penguins are solid -315 home favorites over the Red Wings. NHL betting trends show that Detroit is 3-1 against the puck line over the past four games.

Red Wings vs Penguins Odds

Game Time (ET) Team Moneyline Puck Line Total
Sunday March 27 Detroit Red Wings +245 +1.5 (+100) O 6.5 (+100)
5pm Pittsburgh Penguins -315 -1.5 (-121) U 6.5 (-122)

Odds as of March 26th at Barstool Sportsbook.

The puck is scheduled to drop at 5pm ET at PPG Paints Arena. In the NHL betting lines, the Penguins are 6-1-1 straight up in their last eight home games against the Red Wings.

Pittsburgh has won three straight and four of the last five on home ice. Captain Sidney Crosby is leading the way for Pittsburgh. The past five games have seen him collecting 3-4-7 totals.

Red Wings vs Penguins Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Over/Under
4/4/2019 Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 1 PGH PGH Under
12/7/2019 Detroit 3 Pittsburgh 5 PGH PGH Over
1/17/2020 Detroit 1 Pittsburgh 2 (OT) PGH DET Under
2/16/2020 Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 1 PGH PGH Push
1/28/2022 Pittsburgh 2 Detroit 3 (SO) DET DET Under

Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin required the fewest games to hit 60 points in a season (58) by a Detroit skater since Henrik Zetterberg did it in 55 games in 2010-11. Larkin became the 26th player to collect 350 points in a Wings uniform.

Rookie defenseman Moritz Seider is the favorite in the Calder Trophy odds. He’s leading all NHL rookie rearguards in 5 goals (five), assists (37), points (42), power-play goals (two), power-play points (17), overtime goals (two), game-winning goals (three), shots (136) and time on ice (23:05).

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Illness Impacting Red Wings, Penguins

An illness sweeping through the Detroit dressing room is impacting the team’s lineup. Filip Zadina returned Saturday after missing a game. Goalie Thomas Greiss (upper-body injury), defensemen Marc Staal (undisclosed) and Danny DeKeyser (UBI) and forwards Givani Smith (undisclosed), Robby Fabbri (knee), Mitchell Stephens (ankle) and Carter Rowney (lower-body injury) are out.

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (illness) missed Friday’s game and is uncertain for Sunday. Forward Kasper Bjorkqvist was recalled on an emergency basis from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Forwards Jason Zucker (LBI) and Brock McGinn (UBI) and defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (LBI) are out.

Will Red Wings Roll With Pickard?

Detroit couldn’t strike against the Lightning on Saturday, losing 2-1 to Tampa Bay. However, what’s left to be determined is whether Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is a believer in lightning striking twice in the same place?

Detroit’s Jan. 26 win at Pittsburgh was backstopped by the 36-save performance of third-string goalie Calvin Pickard. Pickard was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Friday after Thomas Greiss was injured in a collision in Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders. Alex Nedeljkovic started Saturday against the Lightning and Blashill rarely plays the same goalie in back-to-back games.

Red Wings vs Penguins Projected Starting Goalies

Team Goalie Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Calvin Pickard 1-1-0 .915 2.90
Penguins Tristan Jarry 32-13-6 .921 2.32

Pittsburgh’s Tristan Jarry shares the NHL lead in wins (32) with Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilveskiy and is a longshot contender in  the Vezina Trophy odds.  Friday’s loss to the Rangers ended Jarry’s personal five-game winning streak.

Jarry is 7-2-0 over his last nine decisions. He’s showing a 2.29 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage over that span.

Red Wings vs Penguins Pick & Prediction

Pittsburgh has taken points from eight of the past 11 games and are 6-2-3 during the month of March. However, the Pens are 0-1-1 in the past two games and coming home off a dismal performance in a 5-1 loss at the New York Rangers.

The Red Wings are 3-6-1 SU in the second game of back-to-backs this season. They’ve collected points in successive contests just once over the past 24 games.

Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins ML (-315)

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