After escaping with a 3-2 double-overtime win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final the Pittsburgh Penguins prepare to face the Nashville Predators as -155 favourites to repeat as champions at sportsbooks monitored by

Pittsburgh owns home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup final on the strength of its second-place finish in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season, and will be gunning for a fourth straight home victory as a -165 betting favourite for Monday night’s Game 1 matchup at PPG Paints Arena.

Pegged as heavy -300 chalk at the outset of their series with Ottawa the Penguins fell behind 2-1 in the set before rebounding to bounce the Senators on the strength of their success at home, where they outscored them by a 12-4 margin including a pair of shutout victories.

The Penguins are 8-3 at home in the postseason, halting a shaky 2-2-1 run to close out the regular season, and holding opponents to two or fewer goals at home on eight occasions.