The Detroit Red Wings are back in action with another primetime match-up, playing on TNT for some Wednesday Night Hockey. While I’d prefer to hear Ken and Mick on the call, the Red Wings faithful have to settle for the TNT crew.
In game four of the young campaign, it will be two 2-1-0 teams looking to face off with one another. The Detroit Red Wings have a lot to be excited about with the start that they have had. They took home a win against Tampa Bay in what was a solid effort overall, followed up by a 4-0 shutout victory over Columbus.
There’s been plenty to like with the new additions in Detroit and a lot to look forward to. The Penguins, on the other hand, continue to ride their core of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust continue to add to the offense, as the team has scored 11 goals in this early season while allowing only six.
On the contrary, Detroit has scored 13 goals while allowing eight from opposing teams. Detroit is looking to get the offense rolling early in this one, trying to stay ahead of Pittsburgh and take home the win to keep the win streak alive.
For Detroit, the “new hires” have really come alive. After three games, the team’s top three point leaders are all people who were signed or traded for this off-season. There’s something to be said about that, as the Red Wings have been able to capitalize on this.
Not to mention, the new and improved Lucas Raymond looks bigger, stronger, and just an overall more improved version of himself. It’s hard not to get excited about what might be with Raymond, and if he can get involved early on, it could be a big year.
Detroit Red Wings game information and prediction vs. Penguins
Game: Detroit Red Wings (2-1-0) v.s. Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0)
When: Wednesday, October 18th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena
Where to Watch: TNT
Odds: According to DraftKings, the Penguins are the favorite on the Moneylin with a -130 payout. Detroit has a +110 payout on the Moneyline and is the favorite on the Puck Line with a -225 payout at +1.5 for tomorrow’s contest. Pittsburgh is -1.5 with a +185 payout on the Puck Line. The over/under is set at 6.5 with a -125 payout for the over and a +105 payout for the under.
Prediction: Both teams have been able to be productive offensively early on. They’ve combined for 24 goals scored over six games between the two. They’ve given up 14 goals combined during that span as well. I like the Red Wings to take it home, Moneyline, as well as the over in this one. If you have doubts about Detroit, consider the Puck Line, but there’s less money to be made there, given that Detroit is favored on the Puck Line.
It feels like a game that Detroit can come out and win. With the offense working well early on, they have to come out with another good start and continue to snowball scoring chances to get ahead early. It seems like it might be a shoot-out, turning into a 5-3 win or a 6-4 type game, but I think the Red Wings will be able to come out on top when the final buzzer goes.
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