Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are prepared to close the door on the 2018 NHL hockey betting regular season. So in tonight’s Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup, bettors can expect the Guins to go all out and put on a show. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout the evening’s parlay payout odds are predicting.

Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Friday, April 6th

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Senators +1½ (-120) 6 (-115) +210
Penguins -1½ (EV) 6 (-105) -250
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Ottawa Senators

The Senators march into this Friday night pairing with a 28-41-11 record that ranks them 7th overall in the Atlantic Division. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Senators are grateful the season is finally ending. Coming off a season in which Ottawa made the Conference Finals, it’s no understatement to say that this year was a disaster for the Senators. As for tonight’s matchup, this pairing will represent the third time this season Ottawa has faced Pittsburgh. With the Guins coming out on top the first two times, it’s obvious that the evening’s NHL hockey betting odds have this one pegged right.

Players to Watch: Erik Karlsson (9 G, 53 A, 62 PTS), Mark Stone (20 G, 42 A, 62 PTS), and Mike Hoffman (22 G, 34 A, 56 PTS).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins slide into this evening’s contest with a 46-29-6 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Metropolitan. That yields the club 98-points on the season, placing them 5-points behind the division leading Capitals. All in all, the Penguins are 3-1 in their last 4. Since this evening’s contest is their last game of the season, the Penguins will be looking to end the year on a high note. And since they’re facing the lowly Senators, bettors can expect Pittsburgh to do just that.

Players to Watch: Evgeni Malkin (42 G, 55 A, 97 PTS), Phil Kessel (33 G, 57 A, 90 PTS), and Sidney Crosby (28 G, 59 A, 87 PTS).

Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions


  • Ottawa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Ottawa is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games
Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Picks

So which team should sportsbook players favor in tonight’s Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup? In truth, there’s no other option than to back Pittsburgh. The odds out on Ottawa are lucrative, but just look at the kind of year they’ve been having. Not to mention that they’ll be playing on the road. Overall, the best option is to take Pittsburgh to cover that spread.

Score Prediction: 2-0 Pittsburgh. The Penguins defend their home ice while covering the spread. The TOTAL will be UNDER this evening.