Looking to win big? The Penguins and Senators face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators are hosting the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The Penguins come into this Eastern conference matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ottawa Senators +1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Senators.
  • We like the Senators on the moneyline (-105)
  • The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Penguins Grab a Win in Ottawa?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Penguins are 13th in the Eastern Conference with 64 points and a record of 28-27-8. Over their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone 4-6 and has lost three straight games. On the road, the Penguins are 12-15-4 this season and have lost four straight games away from home.

When favored, Pittsburgh has gone 19-15-5 this season, and they have been favored in 39 of their 63 games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Penguins have gone 15-20 this season and are 7th in the Metropolitan Division.

When favored this season, the Penguins have gone 15-24 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +0.4 goals per game. So far, Pittsburgh has 19 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 18 games by more than one goal.

Overall, the Penguins have a puck line record of 29-34, including going 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, Pittsburgh has a puck line mark of 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.2 goals per game.

This season, Pittsburgh’s games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Penguins currently have an over/under record of 24-34-5.

Through their last three road contests, the Penguins offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 5. Pittsburgh posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.

On offense, the Penguins are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. This season, the Penguins have a 18-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-10 record.

The leading scorer for Pittsburgh’s offense is Sidney Crosby. Coming into the game he has 32 goals, ranking 13th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Crosby has 32 assists this season.

Defensively, the Senators are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Tristan Jarry gets the start and has made 43 starts this season. His record at this point is 18-21, and his save percentage is 0.898%.

Does Ottawa Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, Ottawa has gone 17-14-2, and they have gone 25-33-4 overall. In the Atlantic Division, the Senators are in 8th place, and they are 15th in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, Ottawa has gone 18-17 this year.

Over their last ten games, the Senators are just 2-8, and they have lost five straight games. As the underdog this year, Ottawa has gone 11-18-4, and they have gone 0-5 in their last five games.

At home this season, Ottawa has a puck line record of 15-18, and their average scoring margin is at .0 goals per game. So far, they have played 33 games as the underdog and have a puck line record of 18-15.

When looking at their last ten home games, the Senators have a puck line record of 5-5. Overall, Ottawa has 25 losses by more than one goal, and their puck line record for the season is at 27-35.

Games involving Ottawa have an average of 6.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Senators come in with a record of 32-27-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.

Offensively, the Senators come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 14th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Senators offense is 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.

Ottawa’s current leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. This season, he has 27 goals, which puts him 25th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 25 assists so far.

Defensively, the Senators are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Joonas Korpisalo has started 36 games this season. His current record stands at 13-20, and his save percentage is 0.833%.