NHL Betting News and Notes Thursday, June 7

NHL Betting News and Notes Thursday, June 7

PITTSBURGH (44-16-0-2, 90 pts.) at BOSTON (39-17-0-7, 85 pts.) - 6/7/2013, 8:05 PM

Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 44-18 ATS (+14.6 Units) in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 44-18 ATS (+14.6 Units) second half of the season this season.
PITTSBURGH is 11-2 ATS (+8.2 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
PITTSBURGH is 17-6 ATS (+8.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
PITTSBURGH is 27-11 ATS (+12.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 8-6 (+0.9 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 8-6-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
9 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.3 Units)


PITTSBURGH vs. BOSTON
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games


Pittsburgh at Boston
Pittsburgh: 7-0 SU away revenging a loss as a road favorite
Boston: 6-15 SU off an overtime win

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Penguins at Bruins: What Bettors Need to Know
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Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins (-122, 5.5)

Bruins lead best-of-seven series 3-0.

The Boston Bruins find themselves one win away from a sweep of the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins and a berth in the Stanley Cup final for the second time in three years. The fourth-seeded Bruins will look to make quick work of the Penguins on Friday by winning Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final series at TD Garden. Patrice Bergeron redirected Brad Marchand's centering feed past Tomas Vokoun at 15:19 of double overtime and Tuukka Rask turned aside a postseason-high 53 shots as Boston skated to a 2-1 triumph on Wednesday.

The NHL's leading scorer with nine goals, David Krejci has four in this series - which are two more than the sum total collected by Pittsburgh's entire team. The Penguins were the highest scoring club in the regular season, but have received a grand total of zero points from captain Sidney Crosby, reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin and Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang. In addition, Pittsburgh went 0-for-6 on the power play in Game 3 and is 0-for-12 in the series.

ABOUT THE PENGUINS: To a man, Pittsburgh's players and coaches essentially said the same thing. The Penguins need to focus on one game - and one game only - if they are going to pull themselves out of this deficit and hand Boston its second historic collapse in four years. "Looking at the situation, down 0-3, you can look at the odds, the history, it’s not a very encouraging picture,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “We don’t have to win four games against the Boston Bruins. We have to win one game (Friday) night to get this thing back to the 'Burgh. That’s what we have to look at."

ABOUT THE BRUINS: Fourth-line center Gregory Campbell suffered a broken right leg after blocking Malkin's shot during a penalty kill in Game 3. Despite being in obvious pain, Campbell remained on the ice for an additional minute before exiting to a standing ovation. "What he did, it kind of epitomizes what type of player he is," fellow Merlot Line member Shawn Thornton said. "He's been like that for probably his whole career, but the whole time he's been here, for sure." Veteran Jay Pandolfo and Kaspars Daugavins are likely candidates to replace Campbell, who will miss the remainder of the postseason.

TRENDS:

* Bruins are 5-0 in their last five home games.
* Under is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Penguins are 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Boston.

OVERTIME

1. Pittsburgh won all three regular-season meetings between the teams, but Boston owns an 11-2 edge in goals in this series.

2. Rask's previous postseason high for saves was 45, which was accomplished in Games 3 and 4 of the first-round series versus Toronto.

3. Philadelphia overcame a 3-0 deficit to upend Boston in the second round of the 2010 playoffs.

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2013 NHL Playoffs

Bruins held Pittsburgh to two goals in first three series games; they've won eight of last nine games since coming back from dead in Game 7 vs Toronto. Penguins scored 4+ goals in all their playoff wins, 3-4-1-0-1-1 in losses. Boston is 6-2 at home in playoffs, winning last five. Game 3 loss was Penguins' first in their last seven visits to Beantown- they have split six road playoff games, are facing elimination for first time this postseason. Over is 8-6 in Pitt's playoff games, 7-6-2 in Boston's. Bruins will miss injured Campbell (fibula) killing penalties. Penguins are 0-13 oin power play in series, after scoring 13 goals with a man advantage in first 11 playoff games.

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NHL Odds and Lines
By: The Linemakers 
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The Boston Bruins try to book their place in the Stanley Cup finals tonight at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Boston enters Game 4 with a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series after winning Game 3 in double overtime.

Only three teams in NHL playoff history have ever rallied from a 3-0 series deficit. The Philadelphia Flyers were the last team to do it in 2010. Their victims were the Bruins, a team that featured many members of the current Boston squad, including goalie Tuukka Rask. Still, the series prices are reflective of the fact that a Penguins comeback is a long-shot; the Bruins are -1300 to advance, while the Penguins are +850.

The Bruins are the favorites for tonight’s contest at -125 on the money line, and the total is 5.5 goals.

The lines are from LVH as of about 9:30 a.m. ET.

*Denotes goalie start is not confirmed. Goalie starts can be subject to change.

8 PM ET: No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 8 Boston Bruins

Puck Line: Penguins +1.5 (-290), Bruins -1.5 (+245)

Money Line: Penguins +115, Bruins -125

Total: 5.5u-130

Goalies: Tomas Vokoun* (13-4-0, 2.45 GAA, .919 SV%) vs. Tuukka Rask* (19-10-5, 2.00 GAA, .929 SV%)

Scoring: The Penguins average 3.4 goals per game. They allow 2.55. The Bruins average 2.79 goals per game. They allow 2.16.

Penguins injuries:

None to report

Bruins injuries:

C Gregory Campbell (Out)

C Marc Savard (Out)

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