|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 27 May 2009 09:00|
NHL Playoffs odds on Wednesday for the Chicago at Detroit sportsbook betting matchup could well be for the series clinch as Detroit leads the series 3-1. NHL Playoffs odds were beaten soundly by the Red Wings on Sunday at Chicago in game 4 as they took a 6-1 sportsbook betting victory.
Detroit left winger Henrik Zetterberg scored 2 goals to lead the Red Wings while defenseman Brian Rafalski had 3 assists. Center Valtteri Filppula had a goal and 2 assists as well. Chicago goaltender Cristobal Huet was blown out as he allowed 5 goals and 26 shots in only his 2nd appearance against the NHL Playoffs odds. Corey Crawford filled in for the final 16 minutes in this sportsbook betting debacle.
Detroit is the most balanced team so far this year against the NHL Playoffs odds. The Red Wings ranked 2nd overall in playoff scoring and 2nd overall in playoffs defense. Their power play ranks 2nd in the league against the NHL Playoffs odds. They are also the third most profitable team in the league this spring against the NHL Playoffs odds.
Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood has had an excellent run against the NHL Playoffs odds as he is 11-2 with a sparkling 2.16 goals against average. Osgood is not the highest regarded goaltender in the league but his performance this year against the NHL Playoffs odds is earning him the respect of the entire league as well as the gambling community.
Center Johan Franzen leads the Red Wings in scoring against the NHL Playoffs odds with 10 goals and 8 assists. Zetterberg is tied with Franzen with 9 goals and 9 assists. Right winger Daniel Cleary has 6 goals and 7 assists, Filppula has 1 goal and 12 assists, and Niklas Lidstrom has 4 goals and 9 assists to round out a well balanced and powerful attack.
Chicago goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was out for game 4 with a lower body injury and his status is day-to-day. The Blackhawks rank a lowly 13th out of 16 teams for playoff defense.
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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.