TheSpread.com NHL News Headlines http://www.thespread.com/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:42:00 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Over/Under Totals for Wednesday, April 16 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-wednesday-april-16 Wednesday's NHL Playoff Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs get started today with a trio of games. Here is a breakdown of the games taking place today.

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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.

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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

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-wednesday-april-16
2014 NHL Conn Smythe Trophy Odds To Win: Tuukka Rask Favored http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041514-2014-nhl-conn-smythe-trophy-odds-to-win-tuukka-rask-favored Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Wednesday with a load of talent competing for the ultimate prize. Here is a look at the odds to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Tuukka Rask of Boston is the favorite, as he has 12/1 odds to win the Conn Smythe. Other short odds to win are Sidney Crosby (15/1), Ryan Miller (16/1) and Ryan Getzlaf (16/1).

Rask is the goalie for Boston and the Bruins are the favorite to win the Stanley Cup. Rask played in 58 games this season, winning 36 of them while stopping 93 percent of his shots faced and allowing just 2.04 goals per game. He had seven shutouts.

Crosby is a center for the Penguins. He appeared in 80 games this season, scoring 36 goals while recording 68 assists for 104 total points. He won 52.5 percent of his faceoffs and made 13.9 percent of his shots.

Miller is the goalie for the Blues, the favorite to win the Western Conference. Miller started the season for Buffalo but was then traded to St. Louis. He appeared in 19 games for the Blues, going 10-8-1 while stopping 90.3 percent of his shots faced and allowing just 2.47 goals per game.

Getzlaf is the captain and center for the Anaheim Ducks. He appeared in 77 games this season, recording 31 goals and 56 assists for a total of

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:24:35 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041514-2014-nhl-conn-smythe-trophy-odds-to-win-tuukka-rask-favored
2014 NHL Western Conference Odds: Blues Favored Entering Playoffs http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041414-2014-nhl-western-conference-odds-blues-favored-entering-playoffs NHL Western Conference Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL Western Conference playoffs have a wide open field, with plenty of potential contenders. Here is a look at the odds to win the West.

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This year’s Western Conference playoffs are broken down into two subsections with each conference having two four-team brackets. There will be no re-seeding this year, as each section has seeds 1-4 and will play to completion. Each section champion will then meet in the conference finals.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the St. Louis Blues are favored to win the West, as they have 5/2 odds. Other short odds to win are the Chicago Blackhawks (15/4) and the San Jose Sharks (9/2).

St. Louis is the No. 2 seed in its region after going 52-37-7 on the season. The Blues will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round.

Chicago is the No. 3 seed in its region and the defending Cup champs. Chicago went 46-21-7 on the season.

San Jose is the No. 2 seed in its region and will face the third-seeded Kings in the opening round. San Jose went 51-22-9 on the season.

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St. Louis Blues 5/2 

Chicago Blackhawks 15/4 

San Jose Sharks 9/2 

Anaheim Ducks 5/1 

Los Angeles Kings 6/1 

Colorado Avalanche 13/2 

Minnesota Wild 18/1 

Dallas Stars 22/1

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041414-2014-nhl-western-conference-odds-blues-favored-entering-playoffs
2014 NHL Eastern Conference Odds: Bruins Favored Entering Playoffs http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041414-2014-nhl-eastern-conference-odds-bruins-favored-entering-playoffs NHL Eastern Conference Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL Eastern Conference playoffs look to have two top contenders to win it all. Here is a look at the odds to claim the Eastern Conference title.

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This year’s Eastern Conference playoffs are broken down into two subsections with each conference having two four-team brackets. There will be no re-seeding this year, as each section has seeds 1-4 and will play to completion. Each section champion will then meet in the conference finals.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Boston Bruins are favored to win the East, as they have 13/10 odds. Other short odds to win are the Pittsburgh Penguins (11/4) while three other teams have 9/1 odds.

Boston has a one seed in its region after winning the Atlantic Division. The Bruins went 54-19-9 on the season and will face the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round.

Pittsburgh is the No. 1 seed in its region after winning the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have gone 51-24-6 this season and will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the opening round.

The teams with 9/1 odds include Montreal, New York and Philadelphia. New York is a No. 2 seed and meets No. 3 Philadelphia in the first round. Montreal is the No. 3 seed in the other division and it faces Tampa Bay in the first round.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:32:12 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041414-2014-nhl-eastern-conference-odds-bruins-favored-entering-playoffs
2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Odds To Win: Boston Bruins Favored http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041314-2014-nhl-stanley-cup-finals-odds-to-win-boston-bruins-favored Stanley Cup Odds To Win

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(TheSpread) – The 2014 NHL Season has concluded and it’s time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here is a look at the odds to win this year’s championship.

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This year’s playoffs are broken down into four subsections with each conference having two four-team brackets. There will be no re-seeding this year, as each section has seeds 1-4 and will play to completion. Each section champion will then meet in the conference finals with the two conference champions playing for the Stanley Cup.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Boston Bruins come into the postseason as the favorite to win it all, as they have odds of 7/2 odds. Other short odds to win are the St. Louis Blues (6/1), the Pittsburgh Penguins (7/1) and the Chicago Blackhawks (8/1).

Boston has a one seed in its region after winning the Atlantic Division. The Bruins went 54-19-9 on the season and will face the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round.

St. Louis is the No. 2 seed in its region after going 52-37-7 on the season. The Blues will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round.

Pittsburgh is the No. 1 seed in its region after winning the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have gone 51-24-6 this season and will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the opening round.

Chicago is the No. 3 seed in its region and the defending Cup champs. Chicago went

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:17:47 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041314-2014-nhl-stanley-cup-finals-odds-to-win-boston-bruins-favored
NHL Stars vs. Coyotes Picks & Predictions for April 13, 2014 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041314-nhl-stars-vs-coyotes-picks-a-predictions-for-april-13-2014 Stars vs. Coyotes Free Pick

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GLENDALE, AZ (The Spread) Bettors should expect a low-scoring game when the Coyotes host the Stars at 9:00PM ET tonight at Jobing.com Arena.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Coyotes are -119 money line favorites over the Stars, who are +110 on the ML. The over/under is currently sitting at 5.5 for this game, as Dallas enters play with a 40-30-11 record and Phoenix is 36-30-15 on the year.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Coyotes opened as -115 money line favorites but their odds jumped to -119, while the Stars' odds have gone from +106 up to +110. The total, meanwhile, has stayed at 5.5.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 55% of bettors favor the Stars. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Phoenix and 15-5-51 in the last 21 meetings overall. The under is also 5-1 in the Stars' last six games overall, 5-1 in their last six games playing on one day of rest, and 4-0 in their last four games versus

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astalter@bullz-eye.com (Anthony Rome) Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041314-nhl-stars-vs-coyotes-picks-a-predictions-for-april-13-2014
2014 NHL Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Sunday, April 13 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041314-2014-nhl-opening-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-sunday-april-13 Sunday's NHL Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL regular season closes up shop on Sunday with 10 games. Here is a breakdown of today’s season finale.

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With most playoff slots decided, most of the games are missing odds at this point. The featured game of the day with odds has the Minnesota Wild hosting the Nashville Predators at 8PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Minnesota is favored at home, as the Wild have odds of -160 to win, while the Predators have odds of +140 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. The Predators have won five of their last six while Minnesota has won six of its last seven. The Wild have won five of their last six against the Predators, including three of the four meetings this season.

Another game of note has the Phoenix Coyotes hosting the Dallas Stars at 9PM ET. Oddsmakers see the Coyotes as the favorite, as they have odds of -120 to win, while the Stars have odds of +100 to win. The over/under total has been set at 5.5 goals. The Stars have won six of their last nine games while Phoenix has lost seven straight. The Stars have won five of their last seven against the Coyotes, including both meetings this season.

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The third game of note has the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Calgary Flames at 9PM ET. Oddsmakers

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041314-2014-nhl-opening-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-sunday-april-13
NHL Canucks vs. Oilers Picks & Predictions for April 12, 2014 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041214-nhl-canucks-vs-oilers-picks-a-predictions-for-april-12-2014 Canucks vs. Oilers Free Pick

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EDMONTON, ON (TheSpread) – The Edmonton Oilers look to pick up a big in-country win on Saturday when they host the Vancouver Canucks at 10PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Edmonton is the slight favorite at home, as the Oilers have odds of -115 to win, while the Canucks have a money line of -105 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. Edmonton is 28-44-9 on the season and 15-22-3 at home while Vancouver is 35-34-11 overall and 16-19-5 on the road.

LINE MOVEMENT: Oddsmakers had the Oilers favored at -115 to open, but the money line slowly fell, hitting a low of -105 to win. Since that point, the odds climbed back up to Edmonton -115. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 5.5 goals.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on the game, 52% of bettors favor the Canucks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Go with Vancouver. According to the latest NHL trends, the Oilers are 2-6 in their last eight home games and 17-44 in their last 61 conference games. Vancouver has also won 18 of its last 26 against Edmonton.

SATURDAY’S NHL FREE PICK: VANCOUVER CANUCKS -105

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041214-nhl-canucks-vs-oilers-picks-a-predictions-for-april-12-2014
2014 NHL Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Saturday, April 12 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041214-2014-nhl-opening-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-saturday-april-12 Saturday's NHL Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL schedule for Saturday features nine games. Here is a breakdown of the featured games on the ice today.

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The featured game of the day has the Montreal Canadiens hosting the New York Rangers at 7PM ET. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Montreal is favored at home, as the Canadiens have odds of -135 to win, while the Rangers have odds of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. The Rangers have won four of their last six games while Montreal comes in having lost two straight. The Canadiens have won four of their last five against the Rangers.

Another game of note today has the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Anaheim Ducks at 10:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Kings favored at home, as they have odds of -125 to win, while the Ducks have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total has been set at 5 goals. The Ducks have won five of their last seven games, while the Kings have lost three of their last four games. Anaheim has won three straight over Los Angeles.

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Another game of note on Saturday has the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the Philadelphia Flyers at 3PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Penguins favored at home, as they have odds of -140 to win, while the Flyers have a money line of +120

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041214-2014-nhl-opening-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-saturday-april-12
NHL Blues vs. Stars Picks & Predictions for April 11, 2014 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041114-nhl-blues-vs-stars-picks-a-predictions-for-april-11-2014 Blues vs. Stars Free Pick

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DALLAS, TX (TheSpread) – The St. Louis Blues are battling for playoff position today when they face the Dallas Stars at 8:30PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, St. Louis is the slight favorite on the road, as the Blues have odds of -120 to win, while the Stars have a money line of +100 to win. The over/under total has been set at 5.5 goals. Dallas is 39-30-11 overall and 22-11-7 at home while St. Louis is 52-21-7 overall and 24-13-3 on the road.

LINE MOVEMENT: Oddsmakers had the game as even to begin, with both teams getting odds of -105 to win, but the line eventually moved toward the Blues, as the odds grew to -120 for St. Louis. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 5.5 goals.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on the game, 61% of bettors favor the Blues. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Go with St. Louis. According to the latest NHL trends, the Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning record on the road. St. Louis is also 37-18 in its last 55 divisional games. The Blues have also won seven of their last 10 games against the Stars.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041114-nhl-blues-vs-stars-picks-a-predictions-for-april-11-2014