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NHL Playoff Picks Today: Eastern Conference Finals Game 6

NHL Playoff Picks Today: Eastern Conference Finals Game 6

Senators at Penguins Odds

My Team's Next MatchOttawa Senators

It took 4+ games for the dominant Pittsburgh Penguins offense to finally show up, and once they got rolling they didn't let up.  The 7-0 win in Game 5 was by far the most lopsided contest in this entire series, and with two straight wins in this series, the Penguins are now one win away from getting to defend their crown. 

However, just because the Penguins are rolling right now, that doesn't mean bettors should flock to backing them again tonight. The 7-0 victory was impressive, but it also puts the Penguins squarely in the middle of a weird trend we've seen in these playoffs that doesn't bode well for them tonight. So far throughout the playoffs we've seen teams score 7 goals in a game three times, and in the previous two cases (San Jose Round 1, Edmonton Round 2), that team has not only gone on to lose the next game, but they also dropped the series as well. 

It's a little too early to be calling Ottawa to come back and win this series, but Game 6 has to, and should be the Senators best performance of this series and with the home crowd behind them, we will see a Game 7 in this Eastern Conference Finals.

OTTAWA SENATORS ML (+120) PLAY NOW

That weird 7-goal trend aside, Ottawa knows they were flat out embarrassed on the biggest stage in Game 5. Professional pride kicks in after games like that in any and all sports and Ottawa, who's been a much better team at home this entire playoffs (4-1 SU at home last five), will ride the wave of energy in that building and play well up to, and possibly beyond their capabilities. 

More importantly, the home team is 9-3 SU the last 12 times these two have played, the Sens are 5-2 SU after losing by 3+ goals, and 11-5 SU after allowing 5+ goals. Throw in Pittsburgh's 1-8 SU run when facing a team that allowed 5+ in their last outing and there is too much value on Ottawa at +120 to pass up in a situation like this. 

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