Pittsburgh Penguins (44-23-11) vs. Detroit Red Wings (30-38-10)
April 23, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +240 / Pittsburgh Penguins -300; Over/Under: +6
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from the Little Caesars Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last six games after a 4-0 win over Boston last time out. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 81 points with 29 goals and 52 assists while Jake Guentzel is right there with 81 points including a team-high 40 goals and 41 assists and Kris Letang has 64 points with a team-high 56 assists. Tristan Jarry’s seen the majority of Pittsburgh’s action between the pipes, going 34-18-6 with a 2.42 GAA and a .919 save percentage this season.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to bounce back from a 5-2 loss to Florida last time out. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit in scoring with 69 points including a team-high 31 goals while Tyler Bertuzzi has 57 points with 28 goals this season. Lucas Raymond has 56 points with 23 goals and 33 apples. Moritz Seider also has 42 assists so far this season. Alex Nedeljkovic is 19-23-9 with a 3.36 GAA and a .900 save percentage in goal for Detroit while Thomas Greiss is 10-14-1 with a 3.56 GAA and an .894 save percentage this season.
Pittsburgh is 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. Detroit is 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 0-7 in their last 7 Saturday games while the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games as a home underdog.
I get the case to be made for the under here as Detroit hasn’t been very good offensively, but remember the last time these two teams met? The Penguins potted 11 goals on the Red Wings and while I don’t expect another double-digit output, I think there’s more than enough between the two sides here to push us over this number so give me the over here.