Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators - 2/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators - 2/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (16-22-4) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (28-11-8)

Game Info: Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +207 / Pittsburgh Penguins -263 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators host the Pittsburgh Penguins In Thursday NHL Action

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into this road contest with an overall record of 28-11-8. Through 47 games, the Penguins are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 158 times, good for a rank of 5th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Pittsburgh is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.57 goals per game. So far, the Penguins have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving in to their opponent adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the Pittsburgh Penguins with an overall record of 16-22-4. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division. Through 42 games, the Senators have scored 118 goals, giving them an average of 2.79. This output gives them a rank of 26th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.31 goals per contest. So far, they have played the toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.

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Through 41 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins' goal and overall scoring leader is Jake Guentzel, with 48 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.6%. So far, 22.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Sidney Crosby, who has 28 assists to go along with his 13 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9.0. Pittsburgh's top goalie is Tristan Jarry, who is giving up an average of 2.21 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Drake Batherson. In his team's 42 games, he has come up with 13 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 17.6%. Ottawa's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 3.02 goals per game.

In Pittsburgh's 47 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 26-19. So far, the Penguins have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 15 of their 23 road games. On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a per-game scoring differential of 0.68Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.96 goals. Look for the Penguins to cover the spread vs a Senators unit that has covered in just 9 of their 21 home contests.

 

 

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