Pittsburgh vs Ottawa
Two sides who are obviously on two different levels. On one side two times defending champions Pittsburgh while on the other side Ottawa Senators who in this season are not doing too well. Namely, the visiting team currently is with second weakest record in the conference.
The truth is also Penguins have not been on the expected level but as I mentioned long ago, from such team is expected to start heating as the season going into finish. And they seems to be improving after all star break.
Penguins' offense seems to be working well and thanks to this they played over in last four straight home games.
Clearly Pittsburgh is clear favorite in this game but those are not the odds I am interested in. Namely, the odds on Pittsburgh win are so low that even higher risk and taking 1x2 odds for regular 60 minutes are not good enough. So, basically, we need here puck line -1.5 to reach some value. And I am not interested in that. But over the totals should be the right choice one more time in Pittsburgh match.
The host is a team that is the best on power play. While on the other side Ottawa not so good on penalty killers (only 28th). Plus Ottawa on average has 4 penalties against them per game. So, it won't be surprise to Pittsburgh score couple goals tonight on those poor Ottawa defending with man less on the ice.
Ottawa on the other side is not a team who scores a lot, just 2.63 goals per game. But IMO they should contribute to this over tonight. Firstly, when we have matcup like this where one team is such huge favorite, the game usually open with underdog scoring first. I hope in something like that tonight.
Furthermore, very fast pace of Pittsburgh IMO should result in plenty goals on both sides.
Pittsburgh vs Ottawa prediction
|Over 6||Pinnacle||1.95||8||6-3 WON (+7.6 units)|