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Senators, Penguins hit ice in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators will be looking to dig out of an 0-2 series hole on Sunday night as they return home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third game of their second-round playoff series.

Pittsburgh took the 2-0 series lead on Friday night with a 4-3 home victory as a -185 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Sidney Crosby had a hat trick for the Pens in that win, with Kris Letang adding a pair of assists in the contest.

Ottawa battles the Penguins, currently with a 36-12 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-30-7 for the Senators and 23-24-1 for the Penguins.

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Betting Line:
The Penguins were listed as 114 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
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.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -185 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Penguins at Senators trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ottawa's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Ottawa's last 17 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Ottawa is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Wednesday, May 22