Friday's NHL Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs feature a quartet of games on Friday. Here is a look at the odds and over/under totals for each contest.
The featured game of the night comes is a Game 2 in the Western Conference with the Vancouver Canucks hosting the San Jose Sharks at 10PM ET (View Matchup), with San Jose leading the series 1-0. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Vancouver is the favorite to win Game 2 at home, as the Canucks have odds of -145 to win, while the Sharks have a money line of +125 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. San Jose is 26-16-7 overall and 9-14-2 on the road while Vancouver is 26-16-7 overall and 15-7-3 at home. San Jose has won four straight over Vancouver, including a 3-1 victory in Game 1. The two have scored five goals or less in eight of their last nine meetings.
The other featured game on the day is a Game 2 in the Western Conference with the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Minnesota Wild at 9:30PM ET (View Matchup), with Chicago leading the series 1-0. According to oddsmakers, the Blackhawks are favored at home in Game 2, as they have odds of -250 to win, while the Wild have a money line of +210 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5 goals. Chicago is 37-7-5 overall and 19-3-3 at home while Minnesota is 26-19-4 overall and 12-11-2 on the road. Chicago has won three straight, including the series opener, 2-1 in overtime. These two have hit the under in four of their last five meetings.
For odds and over/under totals for the NHL playoff games on Friday, see below.
2013 NHL Playoff Odds & Over/Under Totals for Friday, May 3
71 Ottawa Senators N/A
72 Montreal Canadiens N/A
73 New York Islanders +205 (5.5)
74 Pittsburgh Penguins -245
75 Minnesota Wild +210 (5)
76 Chicago Blackhawks -250
77 San Jose Sharks +125 (5)
78 Vancouver Canucks -145