Penguins vs Red Wings Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/17/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-213) Red Wings (+191)
Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (12-32-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) play the Pittsburgh Penguins (29-12-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, January 17, 2020. The Penguins open this game at -213 while the Red Wings are coming in at +191. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Penguins are covering 60.5% of the time, having gone 26-17 SU. Detroit is covering 23.9% of the time, going 11-35 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins head into this game holding a record of 29 wins and 12 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 158 goals which has them at 6th in the conference and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +33, which is good for 2nd in the NHL. The Penguins have a total of 63 points, which has them at 4th in the NHL and 3rd in the conference. When looking at shots on goal, they have a total of 1,511 which has them at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 11th in the NHL. As a group, Pittsburgh currently has a total of 1,234 hits which means they are averaging 26.8 per game. They have a total of 521 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has played a total of 1,329 minutes defending the goal for the campaign. Jarry is giving up an average of 2.12 goals per contest which places him at 2nd among East goalies and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he's surrendered 47 goals. He holds a save % of .930 which places him at 2nd among East goalies.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7 - 3 victory over the Minnesota Wild in their previous contest. The Penguins had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. For this outing, they netted 7 of the 29 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play chances and notched 2 goals out of those chances. Pittsburgh had 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 34 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, which means they earned a rate of 53.3%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 66.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 112.1 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Minnesota Wild tallied a total of 29 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Red Wings will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 12 victories and 32 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league with -81. They have compiled a total of 101 goals for the year which is good for 16th in the East. Detroit has a save percentage as a team of .879 which has them sitting 31st in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.6% which puts them at 16th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard who is having a tough year by allowing 4.26 GAA and that places him 34th in the Eastern Conference and 68th in the NHL among goalies. In the 958 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 68 goals. He holds a save % of .876, which puts him at 33rd in the Eastern Conference and 67th in the NHL among goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the New York Islanders in a matchup where the Red Wings took a loss by a final of 8 - 2. In this outing, Detroit wound up with a 63.6% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 56 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate came in at 62.5% by notching a Fenwick of 45 and the Islanders having earned a 27 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Detroit had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 72.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 55.6%. The Red Wings netted 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but were not able to net one. In discussing their opponent, the Islanders had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Detroit conceded 26 shots on goal and the Islanders racked up 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+191)
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