TUESDAY NIGHT NHL PUCKLINE PUNISHER
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit,
04/02/2019 19:30 EDT,
Score: 1 - 4
Point Spread: +1½/-145 Detroit
The Detroit Red Wings won't be anywhere near the playoffs, but that has not stopped them from going on a nice run down the stretch. They've won seven of their last eight and enter this contest on a five-game winning streak. The Red Wings closed as sizable underdogs in all but one of those games and put a 6-3 beating on Boston as a +185 dog on Sunday to make it 15 goals scored through their last three games.
I like the price we get on Detroit to keep it close here against a Pittsburgh Penguins team that has all but clinched a playoff spot already, sitting sixth in the East with ninth-placed Montreal five points back and only three games to go. We can also note that Pens netminder Matt Murray is 1-3 with a 3.55 GAA in previous meetings with Detroit.
The home team is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in the series.
8* play on Detroit Red Wings.