The Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. The Penguins have sealed their spot in the postseason. Pittsburgh has 3 games left this season, and hold a 46-25-8 record for 100 points. Pittsburgh is only behind Washington in the entire Eastern Conference. For the Ottawa Senators, they have three games left as well. Ottawa will not be heading to the postseason, as they are 36-34-9 on the season. The Senators have 81 points. They are coming off a road loss at the Philadelphia Flyers. Find out the latest NHL odds at MyBookie.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators Free NHL Pick
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
TV: ROOT, RDS2, TSN5
Radio: Penguins Radio 105.9
Stream Option: NHL Stream
NHL Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Senators
The Ottawa Senators are the worst defensive team team in all of the National Hockey League, allowing 3 goals per game. The Senators are coming off a game, where they allowed 3 goals in Philadelphia. The Senators offense has kept them in games more often than not, as they are scoring 2.8 goals per game. Ottawa’s top scorer has been defenseman Erik Karlson, with 28 goals and 51 assists. The Senators are 28th in power play goal percentage and 29th in penalty kill percentage.
Why Bet on the Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins picked up 100 points with a 5-0 blanking of the New York Islanders. The Penguins are fourth in the NHL with 2.9 goals per game fifth defensively, allowing 2.4 goals per game. Sidney Crosby’s 49 assists and 32 goals lead the team in both categories. The Penguins are not going to win their division, but will have home ice advantage in the first round of the postseason, and take on either the New York Rangers or New York Islanders. The Penguins have recorded 100 points in a season for the fourth time in six seasons.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and looking to win his 36th game of the season. The Penguins have surged here as of late, and would love to keep that momentum going. The only thing the Senators can do at this point is play the role of the spoiler. Ottawa has been a disappointment this season, as many had them heading to the postseason in preseason predictions. Look for the Penguins offense to get it going on the road, and the Penguins -130 will the pick to click here.