|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NHL Playoffs odds for game 4 of the eastern conference sports betting finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes could be on a close out. NHL Playoffs odds have been beaten by Pittsburgh in each of the first 3 games of this NHL playoff sports betting series and the Penguins can clinch the series with one more win.
If the Penguins beat the NHL Playoffs odds in this one they will win the eastern conference title for the second consecutive season and the right to play for the Stanley Cup against the western conference champion.
The Penguins have emerged as one of the hottest teams in all of sports betting as they have gotten the cash in 7 out of their last 8 games entering this game 4 matchup versus Carolina. Pittsburgh was given up for dead in their previous series against the NHL Playoffs odds versus Washington but rallied from a 0-2 series deficit to end up winning the series in a dramatic 7 games in which they clinched the final game at Washington.
Offense has been the major reason for Pittsburgh’s success against the NHL Playoffs odds as they are the top scoring team in the post season with an average of 3.81 goals per game. Their top two centers are the top two scorers in all of the league against the NHL Playoffs odds. Evgeni Malkin has 12 goals and 16 assists while Sidney Crosby has 14 goals and 12 assists. Pittsburgh’s defense, on the other hand, ranked only 10th in the NHL playoffs.
Carolina’s problem against the NHL Playoffs odds has been their 10th ranked offense, which has not been able to keep pace against the Penguins powerful unit. Pittsburgh won the first 2 games of this series against the NHL Playoffs odds by scores of 3-2 and 7-4 and then beat the NHL Playoffs odds with a 6-2 win at Carolina in game 3. Malkin was the star of game 3 with 2 goals and 1 assist while goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 out of 34 Carolina shots for his league best 11th playoff win.
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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.