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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 10/18/2023 NHL Odds, Picks and Predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 10/18/2023 – Pittsburgh and Detroit come face-to-face in an exhilarating matchup that promises to be one of the season’s most thrilling encounters, both teams eager to build upon their early season successes. After dropping their season opener, the Penguins have battled back impressively, winning back-to-back matches and ascending to the Metropolitan Division summit in just two games; similarly, Detroit has recorded back-to-back victories and stands 2-1 near the Atlantic Division summit. Both clubs hope that this contest can help their early season successes further. The NHL betting picks tonight are up and running for bettors to place their bets on their exciting game.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 10/18/2023

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 9:00 PM ET

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit


Stream: NHL.TV

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 10/18/2023 Betting Odds:

-1.5 +190
o6.5 -125
Red Wings
+1.5 -220
u6.5 +109
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have experienced an explosive start to the 2018-19 campaign, averaging 3.67 goals per game on offense and scoring nine goals over their last two games, demonstrating their offensive prowess. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jake Guentzel have led with six goals and 10 assists combined while Bryan Rust, Reilly Smith, and Lars Eller also contributed by scoring five goals and two assists combined – even their defensive unit Kris Letang and Erik Karlsson have made significant impacts by accruing four assists, thus opening up offensive plays further than before!

But for the Penguins, defense has also been key; conceding only 2.00 goals per game on average over their past two matches and only one goal each in both of those contests – an impressive feat considering they allowed no goals at all during either of those contests! Kris Letang and Ryan Graves’ defensive duo of 14 blocked shots between them has been instrumental in keeping shots off their net, creating turnovers across the ice, restricting shots on goal, and creating turnovers between their players – not to mention goaltender Tristan Jarry who boasted an astounding 944 save percentage along with an impressive 1.53 goals-against average from 54 shots faced!

Detroit’s Strong Start

Detroit Red Wings have started the season strongly, boasting an average 4.33 goals-per-game scoring output from their offense. Alex DeBrincat and J.T. Compher have been pivotal figures, scoring 10 total goals over two games while Dylan Larkin, Lucas Raymond, Daniel Sprong, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Moritz Seider each added four goals and five assists from their respective points to contribute towards this offensive display.

The Red Wings have not only thrived offensively but have also shown resilience on defense, allowing just 2.67 goals per game. Moritz Seider and Jake Walman’s 20 blocked shots and six hits have provided an important foundation to the defense, while Shayne Gostisbehere, Ben Chariot, and Olli Maatta have played important roles in creating turnovers and limiting their opponents’ shooting opportunities. Ville Husso has had 51 shots against him with an.863 save percentage and 3.57 goals-against average from 51 shots faced so he needs to step up his game as much as possible!

Both teams come into this matchup looking to extend their winning streaks; with both having records of 2-1-0, it should be an exciting contest between these two rivals looking for their third victory consecutive win. The Penguins hope to build on their successful start while the Red Wings look to continue their positive momentum and add another win.

NHL Betting Odds:  Pittsburgh Penguins -143 — Over/Under: 6.5

Statistically, the Penguins have averaged 3.67 goals per game and have had an impressive power play that scores on 25 percent of opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads with three goals while Jake Guentzel notched five assists and Evgeni Malkin amassed 15 shots on goal. Meanwhile, on defense, Tristan Jarry and Alex Nedelijkovic have been formidable defenders for the Penguins, effectively killing 90 percent of opponents’ power plays and permitting only 2.00 goals per game.

Conversely, the Red Wings are scoring at an impressive 4.33 goals per game, and boast an astounding 40 percent success rate on their power play opportunities. Scoring has been spread evenly, with Alex DeBrincat leading Detroit with three goals while J.T. Compher registered three assists and Dylan Larkin registered 18 shots on goal. Defensively, Detroit allowed 2.67 goals per game against their opponent with an 83.3 percent kill rate while Ville Husso and James Reimer shared goaltending duties.


Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games.
Pittsburgh are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Detroit.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games on the road.
Pittsburgh are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division

Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends

Detroit are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games at home.
Detroit are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.
Detroit are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit’s last 13 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Pick

As we eagerly anticipate a clash between the Penguins and Red Wings, it’s clear that both teams have shown off their offensive power while strengthening their defensive units as well. Competition should be intense; fans can look forward to an exhilarating game that could go either way!

Overall, both teams are on a quest to maintain their winning momentum as they prepare for this intriguing battle. Both squads have displayed impressive offensive capabilities while tightening up defensive lines in preparation for this exhilarating encounter. The NHL betting lines are intact for the Penguins to secure a victory in this game on your favorite online sports betting site.

Score Prediction: Penguins 5, Red Wings 3.