Detroit vs Pittsburgh: prediction for the NHL preseason match
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings can't boast a powerful roster. Every season the Red Wings sit at the bottom of the table in their division. But in the preseason they looked decent and even won three games at the start. However, once the key players started returning to the opponents' squads, the Red Wings stopped winning. Jeff Blashill's men suffered defeats from Pittsburgh (1:5), Chicago (4:6), and Columbus (2:4). In each of these games, they conceded at least four goals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins started their preseason with a defeat, however, once all the key players became available for Mike Sullivan, the Penguins started winning. They crushed Detroit at home and then got a hard-earned victory over Buffalo (5:4). The Pens come to Detroit in their optimal lineup, and we look forward to seeing them play. Pittsburgh have an amazing line of attack and prefer to play open hockey; every year they are among the main contenders for the Stanley Cup.
In 4 out of 5 games against Detroit, Pittsburgh scored in the second period.
Detroit conceded more than 3 goals in the last 3 games.
Detroit lost the last three games in which the Red Wings looked much weaker than their counterparts. The Red Wings didn't improve the defensive play and make a lot of mistakes in their own zone. Moreover, Pittsburgh have already won at Detroit recently.
Our prediction - Pittsburgh to win
Prediction: Pittsburgh to win
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The teams prefer open hockey and often they scored more than 5 goals in head-to-head games. We believe the upcoming game won't be an exception.
Second wager - total over 5.5 goals