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Sens open series against the Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will continue their NHL playoff journey on Tuesday night as they open up their second-round postseason series as betting favorites against the Ottawa Senators.

Pittsburgh finally shook off the New York Islanders in Game 6 of that first-round series on Saturday, winning the clincher by a score of 4-3 as a -165 favorite. Ottawa finished off the Montreal Canadiens in five games with a 6-1 win last Thursday.

The Senators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 25-17-6 this season, while the Penguins are 36-12. Ottawa is 11-30-7 on the totals; Pittsburgh is 23-24-1.

View Ottawa vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Penguins as -195 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Penguins - Senators odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.7% while the Senators defense kills off 88% of their penalties.

The Senators were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Senators at Penguins trends to consider:
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 17

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