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The home team is a perfect 9-0 straight up and on the puckline in the last nine meetings between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings will need to snap a 10-game losing streak to keep that trend alive when they host the Penguins on Saturday night.
Detroit is a +175 home underdog on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Penguins (-210) have lost each of their last four road games against the Red Wings by three goals apiece.
Penguins at Red Wings | OddsShark Matchup Report
With a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders last Tuesday, the Red Wings fell to 0-8-2 over their last 10 games with eight straight losses in regulation. Each of their last six losses have been by two goals or more, with opponents outscoring the Red Wings 28 to 5 over that stretch. Detroit owns the worst record in hockey at 7-20-3 and has been an extremely profitable fade for bettors wagering against the Red Wings both on the moneyline (where they are 7-23) and on the -1.5 puckline (where they are 12-18).
The Red Wings have lost each of their last five games at home per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Tristan Jarry has taken over the starting goaltender role with his brilliant play in net this season for the Penguins. The 24-year-old has pitched two straight shutouts over the St. Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes and has led the team to a 6-1 record over his last seven starts. Matt Murray meanwhile had an awful November with a 3.53 GAA and a .867 save percentage while going 1-5 in his last six starts. Murray is likely to get the nod for Pittsburgh on Saturday as Jarry started on Friday night. The Penguins are 0-3-2 in their last five games on the road.
Saturday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The OVER is 12-5 in Detroit’s last 17 games against Pittsburgh.
The Red Wings have fared well against Pittsburgh at home in recent seasons, and they should get to face a struggling Matt Murray in goal unless Mike Sullivan decides to let Tristan Jarry continue his shutout streak despite the back-to-back situation. These factors could point to a competitive effort in Detroit, but those have been quite rare over the last two weeks.