Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (23-31-12) at Pittsburgh Penguins (37-21-6)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -290 / Ottawa Senators +256 --- Over/Under: 6.5

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The Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 30 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 245 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 86 goals on 872 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 65 goals on 713 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 15 of their last 20 games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Bryan Rust leads Pittsburgh with 24 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 42 assists and Kris Letang has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 95 goals on 949 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 72 goals on 949 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in 15 of their last 21 games.

The Senators are 17-39 in their last 56 games playing on 2 days rest, 16-54 in their last 70 road games and 37-76 in their last 113 overall. The Penguins are 143-66 in their last 209 home games, 136-62 in their last 198 games as a home favorite and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Senators last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 5-2-1 in Penguins last 8 home games. The Senators are 6-21 in the last 27 meetings in Pittsburgh and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.

The Ottawa Senators have been able to string a few wins together the last couple of weeks, but that hasn't stopped them from being the second worst betting team in the league behind only the Detroit Red Wings. The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone ice cold out of nowhere, but this seems like a good spot for a bounce back performance, especially with them outscoring the Senators in the last two meetings, 10-5. The Penguins have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Senators and six of those seven wins were decided by two or more goals. Give me the Penguins and the PL. 

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