Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 2/16/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+132) Penguins (-146)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (14-41-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) head to PPG Paints Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (35-15-6, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division). The odds on this game have the Red Wings coming in at +132 and the Penguins are at -146. The total has been set at 6. The Red Wings are covering 21.1% of the time, having gone 12-45 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 60.4% of the time, going 32-21 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 14 victories and 41 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 119 goals which has them sitting at 16th in the East and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -100, which puts them at 31st in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 32 points, which has them sitting at 31st in the league and 16th in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,616 which has them sitting at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league. As a team, Detroit currently has a total of 1,214 hits which means they have an average of 20.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 650 blocks for the season. The man in net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has played 1,905 mins protecting the net for the campaign. Bernier is surrendering 2.87 goals per game which ranks him 19th among East goaltenders and 34th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 91 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .908 which ranks him 20th among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 1 loss against the New Jersey Devils in their last game. The Red Wings had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 26 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those chances. Detroit earned a total of 12 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 38 and the Corsi against was 37 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 50.7%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 53.3%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost 13 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 81.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the New Jersey Devils put up 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty minutes and they had 6 power play chances.
The Penguins will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 35 victories and 15 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are currently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL with +32. They currently have a total of 183 goals for this season which has them at 8th in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh has a team save % of .911 which currently has them ranked 8th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.2% ranking them 7th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.14 GAA and that has him 2nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 2nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,628 minutes he has played this season, he has allowed 58 goals. He's earned a save % of .930, which has him sitting 4th among Eastern Conference goalies and 4th among goalies in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins went up against the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Penguins earned a victory by a tally of 4 - 1. For this outing, Pittsburgh wound up with a 44.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 38 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO of 115.0 and their percentage of oZS was 32.0%. The Penguins netted 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this game and converted 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 3 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Pittsburgh allowed 35 shots on goal and the Canadiens had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+132)
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