Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators, 01/12/17 – Prediction
Written by: Alex Alarcon
Pittsburgh Penguins (26-8-4) at Ottawa Senators (21-14-3)
Game Time: Thursday, January 12, 2017 Canadian Tire Centre
Lines: Pittsburgh -140/Ottawa +120
The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Can’t Stop The Champs
The Penguins are heating up once again as they are winners of five straight and look to make it six back on the road.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 26-8-5 and on the road they have a record of 8-6-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division.
They’ve scored 139 goals and given up 109 goals for a point differential of +30. The Penguins have an overall record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 games.
The Penguins have 57 total points this season. They have scored 139 goals while giving up 109 goals. They have had 137 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%.
The Penguins have allowed 134 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 35 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.21% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%
Losing Streak Broken
It only took four games, but the Senators were able to break their losing streak against the Oilers with a 5-3 victory Sunday.
Ottawa shows up with a record of 21-14-4 including 12-6-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They’ve scored 99 goals and surrendered 102 for a goal differential of -3. The Senators have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-18 while their over/under record sits at 16-21-2.
The Senators have a total of 46 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 123 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 130 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%
- Penguins are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
- Penguins are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic.
- Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa.
With the explosive power of the Penguins and the strong will of the Senators when they do host Pittsburgh, it will be a scoring affair. The Penguins will get their six straight victory in a 5-3 game.
PICK: Pittsburgh Penguins
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