Brady Tkachuk's impressive offensive prowess has been on full display of late, making the over 3.5 shots on goal a smart pick for Friday's game against Pittsburgh.

Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators has been in a groove of late, making his average of 4.25 shots on goal per game the sixth highest in the league. His home average of 4.17 shots on goal per game is even more impressive, while on the road he averages an even better 4.33 shots on goal per game.

Tkachuk has managed more than 3.5 shots on goal in 30 of 44 games this season, and in 14 of his last 20 games, he has exceeded that mark. Over the last 10 games he has been even better, exceeding 3.5 shots on goal in 7 of them. In the last 5 games alone, Tkachuk has averaged 3.6 shots on goal and managed to exceed the 3.5 mark 3 times.

Given his recent form and the upcoming match-up with the Pittsburgh Penguins, picking the over 3.5 shots on goal for Tkachuk is an attractive option. In the one game he's played against the Penguins this season, Tkachuk had 4 shots on goal and helped lead the Senators to a 5-4 overtime win. With Tkachuk's recent performance and the match-up, I believe the over 3.5 shots on goal is a smart pick.

Over 3.5 SOG (-147) @ BetOnline