Saturday's NHL Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs featured three Game 2s on Saturday. Here is a breakdown of the action taking place today.
The featured playoff game today is a Game 2 in the West with the St. Louis Blues hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at 3PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Blues are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Blackhawks have odds of -105 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. The Blues won the first game of the series, 4-3 in overtime. St. Louis has now won five of its last seven against the Blackhawks and the two have hit the over in three of their last four meetings.
Another game taking place today is a Game 2 in the West with the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Minnesota Wild at 9:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Avalanche favored at home, as they have odds of -145 to win, while the Wild have odds of +125 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. Colorado won Game 1 of the series, 5-4 in OT. The Avalanche have now won three straight and five of their last six against the Wild. The two have hit the over in three straight meetings.
The third game of the day is a Game 2 in the East with the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Penguins favored at home, as they have odds of -190 to win, while the Blue Jackets have odds of +165 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. Pittsburgh won the series opener, 4-3. The Penguins have now won seven straight against the Blue Jackets.