Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-275) Red Wings (+225)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Red Wings (30-38-10) will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (44-23-11) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Penguins at -275 while the Red Wings are priced at +225. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-0 win against the Bruins in their last outing. Pittsburgh compiled 2 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but didn't get a goal. The Penguins had a impressive offensive performance in this win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 32 shots they put on goal.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 255 goals (11th in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 208. For the year, they sit with 99 points and their points percentage sits at .635. Pittsburgh comes into the game with 238 power play chances and they have added 49 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.59%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins have allowed 181 goals while scoring 206 as an offensive unit. Pittsburgh has taken 2,689 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Penguins have had 2,430 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .914. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have recorded 198 power play tries (31st in professional hockey) and have earned 27 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Casey DeSmith. DeSmith has been involved in 93 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 41-27-11 and he was named the starter in 79 games. Opponents have scored 222 goals versus DeSmith in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.65. DeSmith has had 2,626 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,404 saves. His save percentage is .915 during his 5,018 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his pro career, DeSmith is sitting with 44 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .557.
Their last time out, Detroit opposed the Panthers in an outing where the Red Wings took the loss by a tally of 5-2. They had 2 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Red Wings scored 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 217 goals, 70 points, and a points percentage of .449. They have granted a total of 297 goals to be scored by way of 240 goals at even strength and 57 goals while they were shorthanded. The Red Wings have 181 goals at even strength and 36 goals (25th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 217 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.59%. Detroit has attempted 2,310 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.39%, while allowing the opposition 2,647 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 73.97% on their oppositions 219 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 88.8%.
Across the ice you are going to see Alex Nedeljkovic in goal. He has gathered 2,286 stops out of 2,516 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .909. Nedeljkovic has amassed a career mark of 36-30-13 and has been in net for 85 games. He got the starting nod in 77 games and has accumulated 4,790 minutes. Nedeljkovic's percentage of quality starts is 55.8% and he has 43 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.88 goals per game and he has surrendered 230 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-275)
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