Wednesday's NHL Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs get started today with a trio of games. Here is a breakdown of the games taking place today.
The featured playoff game today has the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Montreal Canadiens at 7PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is favored at home, as the Lightning have odds of -130 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. Montreal went 46-28-8 on the season and 23-15-3 on the road while Tampa Bay was 46-27-9 overall and 25-10-6 at home. These two met four times during the season, with Tampa Bay winning three of the four meetings, however the road team also won three of the games.
Another game taking place today has the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:35PM ET. Oddsmakers see the Penguins as the favorite, as they have odds of -175 to win, while the Blue Jackets have odds of +155 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. Pittsburgh was 51-24-7 overall and 28-9-4 at home while Columbus is 43-32-7 overall and 21-17-3 on the road. These two met five times this season with Pittsburgh winning all five meetings.
The final game today has the Anaheim Ducks hosting the Dallas Stars at 10PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Ducks favored at home, as they have odds of -185 to win, while the Stars have a money line of +160. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. Anaheim was 54-20-8 overall this season and 29-8-4 at home. Dallas was 40-31-11 overall and 17-20-4 on the road. These two met three times during the season, with Dallas winning two games and the home team winning twice.