|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 18 May 2009 09:07|
NHL Playoffs odds will be set for the opening sportsbook betting matchup in the eastern conference finals between Carolina and Pittsburgh. NHL Playoffs odds were beaten by both teams as they were sportsbook betting underdogs last round but each pulled off seven game upsets.
The Carolina Hurricanes were the biggest dog against the NHL Playoffs odds last round in their sportsbook betting matchup against the Boston Bruins, who were the top seed in the eastern conference. Carolina jumped out to a 3-1 lead against the NHL Playoffs odds versus Boston but then lost the next two games, which forced a seventh and deciding game at Boston for the right to play for the eastern conference title.
Carolina won in dramatic fashion over Boston to beat the NHL Playoffs odds in a 3-2 overtime win as Scott Walker scored deep into overtime at the 18:46 mark. Goaltender Cam Ward, who has had a great performance this year against the NHL Playoffs odds, turned aside 34 Boston shots to get the win.
Carolina is 8-6 against the NHL Playoffs odds so far as they defeated the New Jersey Devils in seven games in the opening round. Just 3 out of those 14 playoff games have gone over the NHL Playoffs odds total.
Center Eric Staal has been the leading Hurricane with 9 goals and 4 assists. Left winger Jussi Jokinen has been another key asset for Carolina against the NHL Playoffs odds with 6 goals and 4 assists and Ward has a 2.22 goals against average after having played in every post season game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals in seven games to advance to this round. They are led by centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby has 12 goals and 9 assists while Malkin has 6 goals and 13 assists. Marc Andre Fleury has a record of 8-5 and a 2.72 goals against average. He has played every playoff game for the Pens.
Pittsburgh has posted 4 consecutive overs against the totals and has won 4 out of their last 5 games.
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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.