Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Hockey: Friday February 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (PPG Paints Arena)
Moneyline: Ottawa Senators +205 / Pittsburgh Penguins -256
ESPN NHL Pick Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
The Ottawa Senators take on Pittsburgh Penguins at the PPG paints arena.
The Ottawa Senators are blowing hot and cold of late with four wins in their last eight games. The Senators are playing for the first time after about weeks brake and would like to start with a win. Going into the break the Senators suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Coyotes at home. The Senators are placed last in the Atlantic division with 43pts and now are the lowest placed team in the league. Any hope for the senators to make it to the playoff seems lost, and the most the Senators can do now is spoil the chances of other teams. The Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games, 15-45 in their last 60 road games and 4-11 in their last 15 overall.
The Penguins are fresh of a 4-2 win against Tamp Bay at home, and find themselves in a similar spot as the Senators. The Penguins have four wins from their last eight games and could use a win here. The win over Tampa Bay, one of the strongest teams this season and that too at the same venue is sure to boost the confidence of the Penguins. The Penguins hold onto the second spot in the Metropolitan Division with 60pts and are tied with the Capitals. A win here would help them catch up to the Islanders and distance themselves from the Capitals. The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 112-47 in their last 159 home games and 12-5 in their last 17 overall.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Ottawa is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Ottawa is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 7 games
Ottawa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ottawa is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
ESPN NHL Pick Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators
This one is easy, the Penguins have performed better than the Senators throughout the season and are one of the most consistent teams in the league at the moment. Additionally they have had a terrific record at home with wins against strong road teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Senators are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Pittsburgh and the home team is 22-7 in the last 29 meetings. The Senators have historically had a hard time playing at the PPG Paints Arena and their record this season on the road is nothing to bank on. However betting on the over seems to be the way to go as there has been a combined 26 goals in the last four meetings between the Senators and Penguins. So expect this to be a high scoring encounter with the Penguins taking the win.
Pick – Pittsburgh Penguins 6.5