Tuesday's NHL Prediction

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PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings renew their rivalry on Tuesday in the NHL. Here is a breakdown of my pick for this game.

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Detroit is 28-11-6 on the season and has the second-best record in the Western Conference. The Wings are 14-6-2 on the road and have scored 157 goals while allowing 131. They have won or went to overtime in 8 of their last 10 games.

Pittsburgh is 25-13-7 on the season and has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 14-9-1 at home and have scored 146 goals and allowed 109. They have won just 4 of their last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Pittsburgh betting odds of -143 for tonight’s game while Detroit has betting odds of +132. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7PM ET (View Matchup)

The Red Wings have won 10 of their last 11 Tuesday games and are 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win. Detroit has lost its last 4 in Pittsburgh but my pick is with the Wings as they will have something to prove in this game and will be able to match Pittsburgh’s scoring power.

NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS +132

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