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Who has the Betting Edge in Pivotal Senators-Penguins Game 5?

The Ottawa Senators have been turning heads through the playoffs, but a Game 4 setback to the Pittsburgh Penguins has brought them back down to earth. With the series tied at two games apiece, sportsbooks opened the Sens as +165 underdogs with a total of 5 for Game 5 on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Senators are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Pittsburgh.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Pittsburgh.
  • The UNDER is 8-2-1 in the Penguins last 11 home games.

Ottawa could only post three shots in the the first three of four power-plays in Game 4 to drop to 0-for-25 with the man advantage in their last nine games. Erik Karlsson is doing his part despite being hampered by an injury, as the Swede is averaging 28:25 of ice time in the postseason.

The Penguins enjoyed their highest scoring output of the series and best since Game 4 of the second-round series in the last outing, and the insertion of Matt Murray as the team’s starting netminder paid dividends. Murray made 24 saves behind a beleaguered blue line to give his team the win.

UNDER bettors love seeing these teams collide, evidenced by the UNDER going 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between the squads.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Pittsburgh Penguins as -195 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.9-2.5 result in favor of the Penguins today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ottawa Senators will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 54-33-11 this season, while the Penguins are 60-25-13. Ottawa is 38-52-8 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 54-38-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Ottawa injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 18-rated Ottawa Senators taking on the No. 5-rated Pittsburgh Penguins in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.36 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.58 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 22.73% while the Senators defense kills off 81.14% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 23rd

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