|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 03 June 2009 08:34|
NHL Finals odds players have seen the home team go a perfect 3 out of 3 in this best of 7 sports betting series as the Penguins defeated the Red Wings 4-2 in game 3. NHL Finals odds are a lot less steep against the Penguins who now trail Detroit in this sports betting series 1-2 after losing the first two games in the Motor City.
The big question heading into this series was if Pittsburgh’s lack of scoring depth and defense would be able to overcome the NHL Finals odds. In the first two games of this sports betting series that did not appear to be the case but the Penguins got unexpected help from their lineup in game 3 and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turned in his best sportsbook betting performance so far against the NHL Finals odds.
Fleury stopped 27 out of 29 shots in game 3 against the NHL Finals odds while Pittsburgh center Maxime Talbot scored 2 goals. Talbot now has 6 goals in the playoffs after having scored just 12 in the regular season. Last year when Pittsburgh made the NHL Finals odds against Detroit he had only 3 goals for the entire post season.
One point of concern for Pittsburgh against the NHL Finals odds is the play of Sidney Crosby. The superstar center has only 1 assist so far in action against the NHL Finals odds as Detroit has placed a special emphasis on shutting him down. In the long run Crosby has to bust loose if Pittsburgh is going to have a realistic chance versus Detroit against the NHL Finals odds.
Pittsburgh now has the top ranked offense in the NHL playoffs as they are averaging 3.55 goals per game. Detroit is right behind them in 2nd place with an average of 3.53 goals per game. The big difference is defense as Detroit ranks 2nd in the NHL playoffs with a 2.11 goals against average. Pittsburgh ranks 7th with a 2.75 goals against average.
Two out of the first three games of this series went under the total.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.