Senators vs Penguins Game 5 NHL Odds & Preview

Written by on May 20, 2017

The Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins are set to meet up in Game 5 of the best of 7 series in the Eastern Conference Finals. The series is tied up at 2 games each after the Penguins impressive Game 4 win. The Ottawa Senators downed the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers to get to this series.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Washington Capitals in the first two rounds. The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The Penguins are big favorites in this game over the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh is -155 over Ottawa on Sunday afternoon.

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Why Bet on Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators saw Clarke McArthur score a goal from Bobby Ryan, but it was not enough in the Game 4 loss. The Senators, despite the loss still have evened the first four games against the big favorites in Pittsburgh. Ottawa scored 2.5 goals per game in the regular season, and allowed 2.6.Erik Karlsson was the top scorer for the Senators with 71 points. The defenseman scored 17 goals, and dished out 54 assists on the season. Ottawa finished second in the Atlantic Division. The Senators reached the postseason following last year, where they finished with just 85 points.

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Why Bet on Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins bounced back from a terrible Game 3 loss, with a great performance in Game 4. The Penguins scored a first period goal, and added two more in the second to run away from the Senators. The top scorer for the Penguins; Sidney Crosby added the second goal of the game, and his 6th of the postseason.Crosby led the top scoring team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. The captain scored 44 goals and dished out 45 assists. The Penguins as a team scored 3.4 goals per game. Pittsburgh has recorded 422 points in the last four regular seasons.

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The Penguins are back on track. In Friday’s game, the Penguins used Matt Murray between the pipes, and it proved to be worth it. Look for Murray to get this start as well, and Pittsburgh moves one game away from the Stanley Cup Finals for the second straight season. The Penguins beat the Senators for the second straight game.The Senators, when they struggle to score, really struggle to score. Ottawa gets beat on the road, and falls within one loss away from the dream ending. When you are making your final bet for this game in the National Hockey League, take the Pittsburgh Penguins -155 over the Ottawa Senators.