|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NHL Finals odds will be posted for one of the great thrills in sports betting as the Detroit Red Wings will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 7 with the winner hoisting the Stanley Cup! NHL Finals odds have Detroit as a -170 favorite with a sports betting over/under total of 5.5. The home team is 6-0 in this series with 4 out of the 6 games having gone under the total.
The matchup of these two teams against the NHL Finals odds is one of experience and depth against a team that is highly dependent upon two superstars. Detroit would have the edge on defense and the fact that they did beat Pittsburgh last sports betting season in 6 games for the Cup.
Both teams have had to play a previous game 7 on the road to the 2009 Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh went 7 games in their series against the Washington Capitals and won the deciding game on the road by a 6-2 margin. Detroit had to beat Anaheim in a 7th game at home by a score of 4-3.
Detroit has a significant advantage on defense in this matchup against the NHL Finals odds as they rank number 2 in the NHL post season with an average of 2.09 goals against per game. Compare that to Pittsburgh’s ranking of 7th in the NHL post season as they enter game 7 against the NHL Finals odds with a 2.74 goals against average.
The Detroit Red Wings also enter action Friday against the NHL Finals odds as the top scoring team in the NHL post season with an average of 3.41 goals per game. Pittsburgh enters game 7 action against the NHL Finals odds right behind them as the 2nd best scoring team in the post season with an average of 3.35 goals per game.
The Red Wings are the 2nd most profitable team in the NHL post season as they enter game 7 action against the NHL Finals odds while Pittsburgh is the 4th most profitable team.
Most game 7 matchups against the NHL Finals odds are cleaner, better played and more defensive than the average game so this should be a classic!
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.