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Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/17/2020 Spread, NHL Betting Odds and Previews

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Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01-17-2020 Spread NHL Betting Odds and Previews

Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/17/2020 –The party’s over for Pittsburgh after Boston ended their four-game winning streak via a 4-1 domination on Thursday. But the chance to rebound and build a fresh victory run come will instantly as the Penguins are scheduled to get right back in ice action on Friday when they visit the Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL Vegas Odds are counting on the Penguins’ bounce back genes as they are pegged as favorites in their clash against the grief-stricken Red Wings. 

Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/17/2020

When: Friday, January 17, 7:30 PM ET

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

TV: NHL Network

Stream: SofaScore

Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/17/2020 Betting Odds:

Detroit Red Wings +1.5 (-160) 6 o (-115) +180
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (+140) 6 u (-105) -220
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Detroit Red Wings

Dylan Larkin sustains his label as the bright spot of his struggling squad. The Detroit Red Wings center has scored in each of his last seven games as he zeroes in Tyler Bertuzzi’s team-best 34 points. Bertuzzi, who is also the club’s leader in goals with 16, has gone empty in his last two outings. If he fails to break out of his slump, players like Filip Hronek and Robby Fabbri will be tasked to step. Hronek has shown his readiness whenever called upon to contribute offensively as he remains a conundrum on the defensive end.

Players to watch: Tyler Bertuzzi (GP 47, G 16, A 18, PTS 34), Dylan Larkin (GP 47, G 11, A 20, PTS 31), Filip Hronek (GP 45, G 9, A 17, PTS 26).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins suddenly cooled off on Thursday in Boston. Sidney Crosby scored again in his second game since returning from a sports hernia surgery. He scored just 24 seconds into the match, but that turned out to be Pittsburgh’s first and only goal of the match as the Bruins went on a rampage since. Despite the loss, the Penguins stay at the second spot of the Metropolitan Division while holding the third-most points in the Eastern Conference with 63.

Players to watch: Sidney Crosby (GP 18, G 6, A 15, PTS 21), Jake Guentzel (GP 39, G 20, A 23, PTS 43), Evgeni Malkin (GP 33, G 15, A 32, PTS 47)

Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions


Red Wings

Red Wings are 4-9 in their last 13 games as a home underdog.
Detroit is 28-65 in their last 93 games as an underdog.
Detroit is 6-15 in their last 21 Friday games.
Under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 games playing on 2 days rest.
Over is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 vs. Metropolitan.
Under is 8-2 in Detroit’s last 10 Friday games.


Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games.
Pittsburgh is 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
Penguins are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 overall.
Over is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 games as a road favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation.

Red Wings vs Penguins Betting Picks

The lopsided loss last night would hardly affect the confidence of Pittsburgh. The win-starved Red Wings will suffer another defeat, this time at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. This will be a smooth-sailing victory on the road for Pittsburgh as they will build another foundation for a brand new winning streak.

Score Prediction: Red Wings 2, Penguins 5.