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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings (23-25-10) at Pittsburgh Penguins (36-13-8)
Date & Time Sunday February 19, 2017, 3:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -300 / Detroit Red Wings +264 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL hockey comes to the PPG PAINTS Arena when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Detroit Red Wings.

The best team in hockey looked rusty after a week off and that only benefitted the Detroit Red Wings who played the Washington Capitals even before capturing a 3-2, shootout victory on Saturday. Henrik Zetterberg tallied the game winner in the 5th round to the delight of the fans at Joe Louis Arena that also ended a five game slide. Tomas Tater and Fran Nielsen also scored for the Red Wings while Petr Mrazek picked up the victory. Zach Sanford and Daniel Winnik lit the lamp for the Capitals while Braden Holtby recorded 21 saves as Washington saw their six game winning streak come to an end.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets are two of the very best in the game so when they had their showdown Friday, it was only fitting that the game went to overtime where the Blue Jackets squeezed out a 2-1 victory. The key for Columbus was controlling the high powered Penguins offense which they did with Ian Cole scoring the lone Pens goal while Matthew Murray stopped 37 shots in a losing effort. The Blue Jackets won it on Brandon Dubinsky’s goal just over a minute in to the extra session with Ryan Murray scoring in the second. Sergei Bobrovsky had a strong game between the pipes for the CBJ with 38 stops to pick up the win.

The Red Wings are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and the Red Wings are 1-8 in their last 9 road games while the Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Penguins are 10-1 in their last 11 Sunday games and the over is 8-1-2 in Penguins last 11 Sunday games while the under is 5-1 in Penguins last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and  the Red Wings are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh while the Red Wings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. 

The trends say the Penguins and the over have been strong plays but no goalies are confirmed…

over 5.5 // updates pending goalie confirmation // hard to find value on Pens

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