|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 07 June 2009 11:07|
NHL Finals odds may favor the Detroit Red Wings but the Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty of sports betting and assets in their arsenal. NHL Finals odds players know that when you look at Pittsburgh you start with the sports betting dynamic duo of centers Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby.
This duo is the main reason that Pittsburgh is playing against the NHL Finals odds as both have had outstanding performances in the NHL sports betting post season and were instrumental in rallying Pittsburgh from near extinction in their second round sportsbook betting series versus Washington.
Malkin had 13 goals and 20 assists to lead the Penguins against the NHL Finals odds. The 22 year old Russian also had 6 power play goals and 3 game winning goals. He was Pittsburgh’s leading scorer in the regular season with 35 goals and 78 assists. Against Carolina in the eastern conference finals Malkin was a major reason why Pittsburgh won the series and made it against the NHL Finals odds as he had 6 goals and 3 assists.
Sidney Crosby had 14 goals and 15 assists to rank second in playoff scoring for Pittsburgh against the NHL Finals odds. Crosby almost single handedly saved Pittsburgh in their series with Washington as he had 8 goals and 5 assists, including 4 power play goals and a game winning goal. The 21 year old native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia was also a +10 in post season play. He was second in regular season scoring for Pittsburgh with 33 goals and 70 assists.
Veteran right winger Bill Guerin proved to be a valuable asset for the Penguins against the NHL Finals odds. The 38 year old right winger had 7 goals, including 2 game winners, and 8 assists in the post season. He was a late season acquisition from the Islanders and it was a great pickup.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has had a solid post season with a .906 save percentage and a 2.63 goals against average and made several key stops to lead Pittsburgh against the NHL Finals odds.
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.