Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators Prediction NHL Picks 3/12/24

Ottawa Senators (25-33-4) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (28-27-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +104 / Pittsburgh Penguins -128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators prediction.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into this game looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 4-0 loss to Edmonton last time out. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 64 points including a team-high 32 goals while Jake Guentzel has 52 points with 22 goals and 30 assists. Evgeni Malkin has 48 points with 18 goals and 30 assists while Erik Karlsson’s added 43 points with 35 assists and Kris Letang has 38 points of his own with 30 assists this season. Tristan Jarry has gone 18-21-4 with a 2.71 GAA and a .908 save percentage while Alex Nedeljkovic has a 9-6-4 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .903 save percentage this season. The Penguins will meet the Sharks and Rangers after this one.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Facts

  • The Penguins have lost six of their last seven games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in 10 of the Penguins' last 12 games at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 12 of the Penguins' last 15 games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Penguins have won the third period in each of their last six night games following a home loss.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this game looking to snap a seven-game losing streak after a 2-1 loss to San Jose last time out. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 58 points including a team-high 43 assists along with 15 goals. Claude Giroux has 53 points with 18 goals and 35 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 52 points with a team-high 27 goals. Drake Batherson has 47 points with 22 goals and 25 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 13-20-4 with a 3.39 GAA and an .887 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 11-10 with a 3.29 GAA and an .888 save percentage in goal for the Senators.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have lost each of their last seven games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in nine of the Senators' last 10 games at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The Senators have won the second period in each of their last four night games at Canadian Tire Centre following a road loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Senators' last 17 night games at Canadian Tire Centre.

Penguins vs. Senators Prediction

I’m on Ottawa here. Both of these teams are having significant issues right now, but the difference for me is that Ottawa’s struggles came on the road where this team has knowingly had issues all season long. Pittsburgh has just fallen apart regardless of where they’ve been playing and I think this is a spot where Ottawa gets back on their feet where they’ve been most comfortable. Give me Ottawa at home here.

Chris’s Pick Ottawa +104

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