NHL: Red Wings  @ Penguins, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin (71) and Minnesota Wild’s Greg Pateryn (29) hit the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Associated Press

NHL: Red Wings  @ Penguins, 7 p.m.

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Red Wings (15-17-6) +220 @ Penguins (18-12-6) -270

Pick: Penguins -1.5 (+105)

The Red Wings have been near the bottom of the Atlantic Division since the first puck drop of the season. The Penguins are 8-2-1 over their last 11 and are riding a three-game winning streak while Detroit has dropped two in a row and six out of seven. The Wings just don’t have the depth to keep up with all of the offensive weapons on the Penguins’ roster. F Sidney Crosby can take over a game all by himself and F Evgeni Malkin, F Jake Guentzel and F Phil Kessel will pour gasoline on the Red Wings’ fire. Pittsburgh rolls, so feel fine laying the goal line.

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