Penguins vs. Senators - 12/6/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (10-10-5) at Pittsburgh Penguins (17-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -205 / Ottawa Senators +186 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, ROOT
The Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins play Saturday at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Ottawa Senators have lost four straight games and are falling to the bottom of the Atlantic. The Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last four games. The Ottawa Senators have two power play goals in their last five games and have lost 10 straight games when scoring two or less goals. Clarke MacArthur leads Ottawa with nine goals, Erik Karlsson has 12 assists and Mike Hoffman has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Craig Anderson has allowed 37 goals on 527 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 29 goals on 336 shots. The Ottawa Senators have lost their last three road games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have won four of their last six and are keeping pace in the Metropolitan division. The Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t scored a pp goal in four straight games and have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring three or more goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 12 goals, Patric Hornqvist has 14 assists and Sidney Crosby has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are 6-6 on power play kills in their last two games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 40 goals on 552 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 15 goals on 196 shots.
The Senators are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Penguins are 81-36 in their last 117 home games and 14-5 in their last 19 overall. The Senators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings overall.
Even with the price, it's tough to back Ottawa in this spot. Pittsburgh is always tough to beat at home and should crush the Senators. Take the run line to give you more value for your buck.