|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 06 May 2009 10:33|
NHL Playoffs Odds for sportsbook betting will be set for the Caps and Pens in game three of their eastern conference semi final series. NHL Playoffs Odds have gone Washington’s way so far as the Caps have come through for sportsbook betting fans with 2 wins in the first 2 games.
Washington beat the NHL Playoffs Odds in game one with a 3-2 sportsbook betting victory over the Penguins. The game went under the total of 5.5. In game two the Capitals scored a 4-3 win over the NHL Playoffs Odds as the game went over the total of 5.5. Alexander Ovechkin, one of the most important assets for Washington against the NHL Playoffs Odds, scored the hat trick to lead the Caps. Goaltender Simeon Varlamov scored his fourth win against the NHL Playoffs Odds with 33 saves on 36 Pittsburgh shots.
The Washington Capitals biggest concern entering action against the NHL Playoffs Odds was their goaltending, but Varlamov has completely flipped that into an asset. Washington now ranks 2nd overall in the NHL post season for defense as they are allowing just 1.78 goals per game. Pittsburgh, conversely, ranks only 10th in the NHL for defense against the NHL Playoffs Odds.
So far against the NHL Playoffs Odds center Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 8 goals and 4 assists. Fellow Penguin center Evgeni Malkin is right behind Crosby with 4 goals and 7 assists. From there, however, it drops off considerably. Offensive depth is another point of concern for the Penguins. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fluery has a 2.67 goals against average.
Washington is led by Ovechkin, who is one of the elite scorers in the game. So far in the post season the left winger has 7 goals and 4 assists. Center Nicklas Backstrom has a whopping 10 assists, and left winger Alexander Semin has 5 goals and 5 assists. Varlamov has a goals against average of 1.51 after taking over the job from Jose Theodore following the opening game of the playoffs.
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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.