Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+245) Penguins (-315)
PPG Paints Arena is where the Pittsburgh Penguins (39-17-10) will try to defeat the Detroit Red Wings (26-31-7) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +245 and Pittsburgh is coming in at -315. The over/under is 6.
The Detroit Red Wings had a rough game after their 5-2 defeat against the Islanders in their previous contest. Detroit garnered 6 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. The Red Wings didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 39 shots they put on goal.
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The Red Wings have had 2,136 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .889. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 193 goals while getting 152 themselves. Detroit Red Wings opponents have 172 power play opportunities (27th in pro hockey) and have notched 45 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they sit with 59 points and their points % is .461. Detroit has taken 1,897 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. In the matter of scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 183 goals (23rd in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 238. Detroit has 174 power play opportunities and they have scored 31 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.82%.
The player in the crease for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. In his professional hockey career, Nedeljkovic has 38 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .559. His save percentage is at .912 for his 4,267 minutes guarding the cage. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,198 shots taken against him and he has 2,005 saves. Opponents have scored 193 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.71. He has compiled a record of 34-26-10 and he has gotten the start in 68 games. Nedeljkovic has played in 76 games during his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh went up against the Rangers in an outing where the Penguins took the defeat by a tally of 5-1. The Penguins scored 1 goal out of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those attempts.
On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 211 goals, 88 points, as well as a points percentage of .667. They have permitted 171 goals to be scored by way of 149 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins have accumulated 168 goals at even strength and 43 goals (13th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 203 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 21.18%. Pittsburgh has taken 2,283 shots (6th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.24%, while allowing the other team 2,007 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.50% on their oppositions 163 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Casey DeSmith in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has yielded 211 goals altogether. DeSmith's quality start rate is 54.1% and he has 40 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 74 games and has played for a total of 4,705 mins. DeSmith is sitting with a career mark of 38-26-10 and has played in 87 contests. He has racked up 2,228 stops out of 2,439 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+245)
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