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NHL Penguins vs. Red Wings Picks & Predictions for December 31

Former Stanley Cup Final rivals meet up tonight when the Detroit Red Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 6PM ET.

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Detroit is 18-12-7 overall, 11-7-4 at home and 17-12 with the under. Pittsburgh is 17-15-4 overall, 8-8-1 on the road and 19-11 with the under. The home team has won four of the last five in this series, but these two have also hit the over in four of their last five meetings.

According to oddsmakers from oddsmakers at RealBets, the Red Wings are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -160 to win, while the Penguins are getting a money line of +145 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5 goals.

These two teams have gone over in four of the last five games. Pittsburgh has been struggling in net as Jeff Zatkoff is 0-4-1 over his last five games. Detroit is struggling as well in goal as Jimmy Howard was relieved in the second period of back-to-back games, allowing seven goals on 20 shots. That included a 4-1 loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday. Petr Mrazek is expected to go in his place against the Penguins.

THURSDAY’S NHL FREE PICK: PENGUINS/RED WINGS OVER 5

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