Senators host the Penguins in Game 4
The Ottawa Senators will get a chance to tie up their best-of-seven second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night as the teams meet in Game 4.
The Senators cut the Penguins' series lead to 2-1 in Game 3 on Sunday night in a 2-1 victory that took two overtime periods as a +115 home underdog on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Colin Greening had the winner for the Senators.
Supporters of the Penguins have seen them go 36-12 so far this season, while the Senators are at 25-17-6. In totals betting, the Senators are 11-30-7, while the Penguins are 23-24-1.
If you're going with the Senators in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of +129 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Senators and the No. 2-ranked Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 15.9% rate while the Penguins have a 79.6% rate on the penalty kill.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Senators on May 19. Bettors who backed the Senators at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Penguins at Senators trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ottawa's last 10 games at home
Ottawa is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Ottawa's last 19 games
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh home to Ottawa, Friday, May 24