Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game 1, NHL Playoffs Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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OTTAWA SENATORS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
44-28-10, Won NHL Round 2 against New York Rangers 4-2 May 13, 7:00 PM | PPG Paints Arena 50-21-11, Won NHL Round 2 against Washington Capitals 4-3
NHL PLAYOFFS – EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS – Saturday, May 13th
Senators vs Penguins, NHL Conference Finals, Game 1
Ottawa at Pittsburgh
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, May 13, 2017
Where: PPG PAINTS Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 7 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, Sportsnet, TVAS
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Puck Line Money Line Total
Ottawa Senators +1½ -170 +180 Ov 5½ +119
Pittsburgh Penguins -1½ +150 -201 Un 5½ -131
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The Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at PPG Paints Arena.

ABOUT THE SENATORS: Jean-Gabriel Pageau recorded six of his team-leading seven goals versus the Rangers on the heels of being limited to 12 tallies on the season and one in the first-round series against the Bruins. Craig Anderson publicly was shredded for his questionable puck-handling decisions in the playoffs and was taken to task in his lone regular-season meeting with the Penguins, permitting seven goals on 43 shots in an 8-5 loss on Dec. 5. Mike Hoffman scored in all three encounters with Pittsburgh this season and tallied in each of the last two contests against New York.

ABOUT THE PENGUINS: Coach Mike Sullivan let the cat out of the bag Friday by stating that Marc-Andre Fleury “deserves the opportunity to play” even though regular-season starter Matt Murray has returned to health. Fleury saved his best for when it mattered most, recording a 29-save shutout in a 2-0 triumph over Washington in Game 7 of the second-round series to improve his goals-against average (2.55) and save percentage (.927). “If we traded (Fleury), we wouldn’t be in this room right now,” Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford said of the veteran, who was the subject of trade rumors throughout the season. “You’d be in another city. If not for our goalie, we wouldn’t have won that series (against Washington).”

Oddsmakers currently have the Penguins listed as 201-moneyline favorites versus the Senators, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Coach Guy Boucher steadfastly has embraced the underdog role in the postseason to the point that he virtually squeezed the life out of the subject. While Boucher’s assessment – honest or otherwise – was up for debate during the first two rounds, it likely rings true as his Ottawa Senators open their Eastern Conference finals series against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena.

Two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson guided the Senators to six-game series victories over Boston and the New York Rangers despite playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel. The captain raised his team-high point total to 13 (two goals, 11 assists) by recording game-winning goals in the series opener and clincher against New York, and erupted for seven points (one goal, six assists) as Ottawa captured two of the three regular-season meetings with Pittsburgh. While the Senators are making their first trip to the conference finals since 2007 and third in franchise history, the Penguins are bidding to become THE first team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98 to repeat as champions. Pittsburgh brushed off Columbus in five games before outlasting Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington in seven, with Evgeni Malkin (NHL-leading 18 points) and rookie Jake Guentzel (league-best nine goals) paving the way.

Pittsburgh was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They won as +151 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Senators were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +173 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Ottawa:
Team record: 52-31-11 SU
Ottawa is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
Ottawa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Ottawa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 58-24-12 SU
Pittsburgh is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Ottawa at Pittsburgh Monday, May 15

NHL Playoffs Tips

1. Pittsburgh has enjoyed comfortable wins by two or more goals on five occasions in the playoffs, while Ottawa has emerged victorious by one tally in all but one of its postseason triumphs.

2. Boucher told reporters Friday that he is “hopeful” LW/RW Viktor Stalberg can play in the opener after the veteran sustained an undisclosed injury in the series-clinching victory versus the Rangers.

3. The Penguins have won three of four postseason meetings with the Senators, including a five-game triumph in the second round of the 2013 playoffs.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks: Pittsburgh Penguins will win outright at -201 and the game will go over 5½ goals according to scamdicappersscamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Penguins 4, Senators 2 at .

SMART CHART
OTT TEAM PIT
2.88 GOALS 3.44
3.01 GA 2.48
16.17 PP% 23.08
75.59 PK% 84.31
28.35 SHOTS OFF 33.48
32.77 SHOTS DEF 29.68
-0.13 GOAL DIFF 0.96
BETTING TRENDS
OTTAWA
Ottawa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ottawa is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing Pittsburgh
Ottawa is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ottawa
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Senators Overall Scoring vs Penguins Overall Defense 2.9 7 2.5 6
Senators Overall Scoring vs Penguins Overall Defense 2.6 22 2.5 6
Senators Overall Scoring vs Penguins Overall Defense 2.9 7 2.9 17
Senators Overall Scoring vs Penguins Overall Defense 2.6 22 2.9 17
Senators Road Scoring vs Penguins Home Defense 2.7 13 2.7 15
Senators Road Scoring vs Penguins Home Defense 2.9 6 2.7 15
Senators Road Scoring vs Penguins Home Defense 2.7 13 2.5 16
Senators Road Scoring vs Penguins Home Defense 2.9 6 2.5 16
Senators Road PP vs Penguins Home PK 22.3 5 82.6 12
Senators Road PP vs Penguins Home PK 19.4 13 82.6 12
Senators Road PP vs Penguins Home PK 22.3 5 83.2 11
Senators Road PP vs Penguins Home PK 19.4 13 83.2 11
Penguins Overall Scoring vs Senators Overall Defense 3.0 3 2.6 11
Penguins Overall Scoring vs Senators Overall Defense 3.0 3 3.0 28
Penguins Overall Scoring vs Senators Overall Defense 3.4 1 2.6 11
Penguins Overall Scoring vs Senators Overall Defense 3.4 1 3.0 28
Penguins Home Scoring vs Senators Road Defense 3.9 1 2.9 15
Penguins Home Scoring vs Senators Road Defense 3.9 1 3.4 30
Penguins Home Scoring vs Senators Road Defense 3.3 2 2.9 15
Penguins Home Scoring vs Senators Road Defense 3.3 2 3.4 30
Penguins Home PP vs Senators Road PK 19.6 15 73.9 30
Penguins Home PP vs Senators Road PK 19.6 15 75.4 28
Penguins Home PP vs Senators Road PK 26.5 3 73.9 30
Penguins Home PP vs Senators Road PK 26.5 3 75.4 28
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
OTTAWA
No trends to report
PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh is the highest scoring team in the league at 3.4 goals per game.
Pittsburgh leads the league in shots with 33.5 per game.
Pittsburgh is second best in the league in power play goals with 0.7 per game.
Pittsburgh is third on the power play in the league at 23.1%.

 

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