5 Reasons Pittsburgh’s Going to Online NHL Betting FinalsPosted by: Charlie Smith
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are set to settle Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals series. The Penguins, who are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, have been pegged as a favorite by the online NHL betting odds, and there’s more than one reason why Pittsburgh is likely to punch their ticket to the NHL Finals this Thursday evening.
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The Nashville Predators have done their job in getting to the NHL Finals, and now the Preds are patiently awaiting to see who arises to challenge them. Those who bet on sports online should agree that Nashville would rather face Ottawa, but the sportsbooks don’ think they’ll get that chance.
Game 7 – Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Thursday, May 25th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
Series: Tied 3-3
Stream: NBC Sports
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Pittsburgh Penguins -1 ½ (+145) 5 (EV) -200
Ottawa Senators +1 ½ (-165) 5 (-120) +170
Game 7 will be played in Pittsburgh, giving the Penguins yet another advantage in this fierce finale. The odds have gone ahead and sided heavily with the Penguins, because they know there are 5 good reasons why Pittsburgh will not be sent home this online NHL betting Thursday evening.
No. 5 – PPG is MVP
The PPG has been very good to Pittsburgh this postseason. On the verge of the NHL Finals, the Penguins have only conceded 3 losses at home. Having personally attended an NFL game in Pittsburgh, I can attest that Pittsburgh fans are some of the nicest, most emphatic fans in the world.
No. 4 – Penguins Synonymous with Online NHL Betting Success
The Penguins don’t run from a challenge. Instead they do what Pittsburghers do and strap on their blue-collars to rise to whatever obstacle they may face. This attitude has led to an incredible amount of postseason for Pittsburgh, and now the franchise is on the verge of bringing its city back to back titles.
No. 3 –Back-to-Back is on the Line
Speaking of back-to-back titles; the Steelers will not let this opportunity slip through their fingers. A 20 year back-to-back drought hangs over the NHL, and the Steelers will do their part to make sure that the online NHL betting history books remembers this historic run.
No. 2 – Game 5’s 7-0 Slaughter
The Penguins don’t need any more motivation or advantage ahead of Thursday night’s matchup, but Game 5’s slaughter should raise their confidence sky-high. Some say too much confidence is a bad thing, but how can you not be confident when you’re facing a team you’ve already beaten 7-0 at home?
No. 1 – Senators Stink on the Campaign Trail
Lastly, we look to Ottawa for our last compelling reason as to why Pittsburgh will come out on top in Game 7. The Senators have beaten the Penguins at home just once this series, and they didn’t fare too well against their other opponents on the road either.