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    Pittsburgh Penguins versus Ottawa Senators Pick Prediction NHL Playoff Game 1 Odds Preview 5-14-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Ottawa Senators will open up their Eastern conference best of seven semifinal round of the playoffs on the road as they battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their series with a pro hockey game on Tuesday night.

    Face off time from Pittsburgh is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.

    The NHL playoff game one odds from this series has the home club Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -190 odds with the take back on the road underdog Ottawa Senators at +175 odds. The goal over under line is set at 5 ½ goals.

    The teams met three times during the lockout season with Pittsburgh winning all three games with one at home and two on the road. On road win came in a shootout. Both teams were extremely poor on the power play during these three regular season games.

    Ottawa is 12-12-1-2 on the road this season. They advance into the Eastern conference semifinal round as they eliminate the Montreal Canadians in five games. Ottawa is coming off the 6-1 road victory on Thursday at Montreal in the series clincher as a +114 road underdog. The game ended over five goals. After splitting the first two games at Montreal in the series the Senators win the final three games by a composite score of 15-4.

    The Penguins are 20-7-0-0 playing at home. They survived a difficult first round NHL playoff series with the New York Islanders as they knock out New York in six games. Pittsburgh eliminates the Islanders in a 4-3 road overtime victory in game six on Saturday as a -168 betting favorite. The game came in at over 5 ½ goals. The Penguins averaged over 4 goals a game in their series with the Islanders.