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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 4/8/2023 Picks, Predictions and Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 4/8/2023 Picks, Predictions and Odds

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to hit the road once again, as they make their way to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to take on the Dylan Larkin-led Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon. This will be the Penguins’ second game of a busy Saturday NHL schedule, following their impressive 4-1 home victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. Having won three of their last five matches, the Penguins have improved their record to 39-30-10 with 88 points, currently sitting in fifth place in the Metropolitan Division, only one point behind the New York Islanders who are in fourth place with 89 points. The Penguins are in a tight race for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference with the Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders, both of whom have 89 points. With Pittsburgh sitting just behind at 88 points, they need to ramp up their efforts and secure a victory against Detroit while collecting as many points as possible to surpass the Panthers and the Islanders in the standings.

  • The total went OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games on the road against Detroit.
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games with an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The total hung OVER in 6 of the Penguins’ last 8 games with a team in the Atlantic.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings 4/8/2023 Picks, Predictions and Odds

The Detroit Red Wings will look to recover from their recent home defeat as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The Red Wings suffered a disappointing overtime loss against the Buffalo Sabres, with a final score of 6-7, but they have managed to win two of their last three games. Despite their struggles towards the end of the regular season, the Red Wings began the season as one of the top teams in the league. Leading the charge for Detroit this year is their captain and top scorer Dylan Larkin, who has been a standout player with 32 goals, 46 assists, and 78 total points in just 77 games played. The Red Wings will need Larkin to continue his impressive form as they look to end the season on a high note with a victory over the desperate Penguins.

  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 12 games at home against Pittsburgh.
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • Detroit is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games played on a Saturday.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings. The NHL Pick for this contest is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Saturday’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings promises to be a thrilling affair. While the Penguins are battling for a spot in the postseason, the Red Wings will be playing for their loyal supporters at Little Caesars Arena. This game is crucial for both teams, but one player to keep an eye on is Sidney Crosby, who will undoubtedly be focused on leading the Penguins to victory. The prediction for this game is that the Pittsburgh Penguins will come out on top with a 5-3 win.    

NHL Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023                                                                                          


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Penguins -182    

NHL Totals: 6.5

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