The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a exhausting seven-game second-round array with a Washington Capitals and get to horde a Ottawa Senators as large favorites for Game 1 of a Eastern Conference Final on Saturday.
Betting line: The Penguins non-stop as -214 favorites (wager $214 to win $100); a sum is during 5.5 goals, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report.
Why a Senators Can Pay on a NHL Lines
There is roughly no vigour on a Senators streamer into this series. They final done a Stanley Cup Final a decade ago, when they mislaid to a Anaheim Ducks. A rematch is probable if both teams allege past a discussion finals as underdogs.
Ottawa is led by arguably a best actor in a NHL right now in defenseman Erik Karlsson, who netted a game-winning idea in Game 6 on a highway to reject a New York Rangers in a prior round. Despite personification with a feet injury, Karlsson’s ability to enclose Sidney Crosby could be a disproportion in a series.
Why a Penguins Can Pay on a NHL Lines
Pittsburgh mislaid 3 of 4 to Washington and afterwards posted a shutout on a highway in a team’s biggest diversion of a season. That opening shows this group has a heart of a champion, generally goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who had given adult 9 goals in a prior dual games combined. Fleury is a furious label here and able of personification like he did in Game 7 or in Game 6, when he surrendered 5 goals on 26 shots during home.
Crosby’s health after pang a concussion opposite a Capitals is a bit of a concern, though a Pens still have a improved offense and home ice to gaunt on as well.
Smart Betting Pick
The Senators have won a past dual meetings with Pittsburgh during home by a sum measure of 6-2 after losing a prior 4 in a series. The past dual games between a teams during PPG Paints Arena averaged 12 goals, with any simply going over a total.
While Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson was plain contra New York, his group also scored 9 goals in a final dual games of that array to discharge a Rangers. Look for Game 1 of a Eastern Conference Final to be a high-scoring event that goes over as well.
NHL Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 14-6 SU in a past 20 games opposite Ottawa.
Ottawa is 8-3 SU in a past 11 games.
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in a past 6 games on a road.
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