Penguins Facing a Dire Online Sports Betting SituationPosted by: Mike Davis
The Pittsburgh Penguins suffered an online NHL betting slip-up last night. With a ticket to the Stanley Cup in sight the Penguins failed to come up big against the Senators, losing 2-1 on the road. It seems that the Ottawa crowd got the reigning champs, but luckily enough for the Penguins they won’t have to contend with jeering fans in Game 7. The PPG Paints Arena will be decked out in black & gold for Game 7, and this has led the hockey betting lines to come out in favor of the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
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The Nashville Predators have done their part by securing their spot in the NHL Finals, but the Preds still aren’t sure who their opponent will be. This series between the Penguins and the Senators has turned out to be much more competitive than anyone could’ve imagined, and this Game 7 finish is exactly what online sports betting players deserve. Bettors might not get any action to tune in for Wednesday night, but Thursday’s action will more than make up for the brief hiatus. There’s zero doubt this finale will be one for the record books.
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 (+160) 5 (+115) -200
Ottawa Senators +1 ½ (-185) 5 (-135) +170
After the Penguins blew the Senators out of the water in Game 5, most players who bet on NHL playoffs felt that Pittsburgh would definitely come away with Game 6. In the end, it wasn’t from a lack of offense that the Penguins came up short. Craig Anderson, Ottawa’s goalkeeper who was pulled in Game 5 after allotting 4 goals, made an eye-raising 45 saves in Game 6. It’s impressive to see Anderson follow up a lackluster performance by one so magnificent, and it goes without saying that Anderson will be the x-factor in Thursday’s matchup.
So far in this series, the Penguins have one two at home – one of which was a 7-0 blowout, and have suffered a lone loss. Overall, Pittsburgh has been very dominant at home this postseason. In the opening round of the playoffs, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Penguins went undefeated at home. The Washington Capitals managed to beat them twice at home in the following series, but that’s the Washington Nationals.
On the other hand, the Senators haven’t had any problems winning on the road this postseason. The Senators went undefeated on the road against the New York Rangers and have already beaten the Penguins in Pittsburgh once already.