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Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1/20/2023 Best Picks, Odds and Predictions

Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1/20/2023 Best Picks, Odds and Predictions

The Ottawa Senators will be competing against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a scheduled NHL match at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, January 20th. Both teams are fighting for the final playoff seat in the Eastern Conference, with Ottawa currently ranked 7th in the Atlantic Division with a record of 20-21-3. The Senators won the first match of the series against the Penguins by a score of 5-4 in overtime at home on Wednesday, with left-wingman Brady Tkachuk scoring his fifth goal of the season, assisted by LW Tim Stutzle and Defenseman Thomas Chabot.  

The Senators confidently capitalized on their power-play opportunities, scoring four goals in regulation from their nine chances in the match. RW Alex DeBrincat (15), LW Tim Stutzle (20), RW Drake Batherson (14), and Center Shane Pinto (11) each contributed with a power-play goal in regulation time, sparking the offense for Ottawa. Left-wingman Brady Tkachuk led the team with three assists and secured the game-winning goal in the overtime period.

  • Ottawa is 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • The Ottawa Senators are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
  • The Senators are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games on the road against Pittsburgh. 

Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1/20/2023 Best Picks, Odds and Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins, with a record of 12-5-4 at home, confidently return to PPG Paints Arena to host the second part of a two-game series against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. The Penguins, currently 22-15-7 in overall standings, are determined to even the series and solidify their pursuit of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. In their last match, they were outshot by a 19-40 margin and scored two goals from their five power-play chances. The team’s veteran Center, Sidney Crosby, remains a force to be reckoned with, leading the team with 52 points, 21 goals, and 31 assists on the season.  

The Pittsburgh Penguins began the match with a bang as Left-wingman Jason Zucker scored the opening goal of the game, his 12th of the season. Center Evgeny Malkin followed suit, netting a power-play goal for the first equalizer of the match at 2-2. Defenseman Mark Friedman added to the Penguins’ tally, scoring a goal that gave the team a 3-2 lead at the start of the second period. RW Rickard Rakell then seized a power-play opportunity to score a goal, leveling the game at 4-4 and forcing it into overtime. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, the Penguins were unable to secure a win in the extended period.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 outings with the Senators.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home.
  • The Penguins are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games at home against Ottawa. 

Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh D Kris Letang (lower body) was out in Wednesday’s loss and is listed as questionable for this match. The last game featured six power play goals on 14 opportunities. Expect both teams to play more disciplined in a game that stays under the total. Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins win 3-2.

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: PPG Paints Area in Pittsburgh, PA 

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023                                                                                       


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Penguins -155             

NHL Totals: 6.5

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