TheSpread.com NHL News Headlines http://www.thespread.com/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:45:31 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Kings vs. Sharks http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-kings-vs-sharks Kings vs. Sharks Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – Can the San Jose Sharks finally make a run to the Stanley Cup? They attempt to today when they begin their playoff series with the Los Angeles Kings.

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The Sharks are the No. 2 seed in the Pacific region while the Kings are the No. 3 seed. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Sharks are the favorite to win the series, as they have odds of -145 to prevail. The Kings have been given a money line of +125 to win the series.

San Jose went 51-22-9 on the season, earning a total of 111 points. The Sharks were 29-7-5 at home this season while going 22-15-4 on the road. The 29 wins at home ties for the most of any team in the Western Conference. The Sharks have scored 249 goals on the season while allowing just 200.

The Kings were 46-28-8 this season, earning a total of 100 points. Los Angeles went 23-14-4 both at home and on the road this season. The Kings scored just 206 goals on the year, but allowed only 174, which was the fewest in the NHL.

These two teams met five times during the regular season, with the Kings winning two of the three meetings and the home team winning four of the five games. San Jose ended up with 9 goals in the five games while the Kings scored 12 goals. The two teams also

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-kings-vs-sharks
2014 NHL Playoffs Blackhawks vs. Blues Game 1 Picks & Predictions http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-blackhawks-vs-blues-game-1-picks-a-predictions Hawks vs. Blues Game 1 Free Pick

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ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread) – The Blues are struggling and severely banged up. Will the Blackhawks steal Game 1 tonight at 8:00PM ET?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -110 money line favorites over the Blackhawks, who are +102 on the ML. The total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped all the way down to -110 as the public continues to hammer the visiting Blackhawks. Chicago, meanwhile, is currently +102 money line underdogs after opening with odds of +120.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 76% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Blues are 0-6 in their last six games overall, 0-5 in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents, and 0-4 in their last four conference quarterfinals games. They’re

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astalter@bullz-eye.com (Anthony Rome) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:41:32 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-blackhawks-vs-blues-game-1-picks-a-predictions
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Wild vs. Avalanche http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-wild-vs-avalanche Wild vs. Avalanche Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – Two teams that aren’t accustomed to competing the NHL Playoffs meet up in the first round series as the Colorado Avalanche face the Minnesota Wild.

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The Avalanche are the top seed in the Central region while Minnesota is the No. 4 seed According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Avalanche are favored to win the series, as they have odds of -145 to win, while the Wild have a money line of +125 to prevail.

Colorado is 52-22-8 on the season, earning a total of 112 points. The Avalanche went 26-11-4 at home and 26-11-4 on the road. Colorado had the most road wins of any team in the NHL. The Avalanche have scored 250 goals this season while allowing 220.

Minnesota is 43-27-12 on the season, earning 98 points. The Wild were 26-10-5 at home and 17-17-7 on the road. The Wild scored just 207 goals this season, while allowing only 206 goals.

These two teams met a total of five times during the season, with Colorado winning four of the five games. Two of the games were decided by a shootout. Colorado scored 16 goals in the five games while Minnesota posted 11 goals. The road team actually won three of the five games, including the Wild’s lone victory.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-wild-vs-avalanche
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Blackhawks vs. Blues http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-blackhawks-vs-blues Blackhawks vs. Blues Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – Two longtime rivals meet up in the opening round of the NHL Playoffs as the St. Louis Blues face the Chicago Blackhawks. Here is a look at the odds for this series.

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The Blues are the No. 2 seed in the Central region, while the Blackhawks are the No. 3 seed. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, despite having home-ice in the series, St. Louis is the slight underdog to win, as they have odds of -105 to win the series, while the Blackhawks have odds of -115 to win.

St. Louis went 52-23-7 on the season, earning 111 points. The Blues were 28-9-4 at home and 24-14-3 on the road. St. Louis scored a total of 248 goals on the season while allowing just 191, which was the second fewest in the Western Conference.

Chicago was 46-21-15 overall this season, racking up 107 points. The Blackhawks were 27-7-7 at home and 19-14-8 on the road. Chicago scored 267 goals this season while allowing 220. The 267 goals were the most of any team in the NHL this season.

These two teams met five times during the season, with St. Louis winning the first three games and then Chicago winning the final two. The Blackhawks scored 17 goals in the five games while the Blues had 14. These two hit the under in three of the five meetings this year.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-blackhawks-vs-blues
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Flyers vs. Rangers http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-flyers-vs-rangers Flyers vs. Rangers Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – Two rivals begin their playoff series on Thursday as the New York Rangers face the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening round of the NHL Playoffs.

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The Rangers are the second seed in the Metropolitan region while the Flyers are the third seed. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Rangers are the favorite to win this series, as they have odds of -150 to win, while the Flyers have been given a money line of +130 to prevail.

New York went 45-31-6 overall this season, earning 96 points. The Rangers were just 20-17-4 at home this season, but went an impressive 25-14-2 on the road. The 25 road wins were the most in the Eastern Conference. New York scored 218 goals this season, while allowing just 193 goals, which is the fewest in the division.

Philadelphia went 42-30-10 overall this season, earning a total of 94 points. The Flyers were 24-14-3 at home this season while going just 18-16-7 on the road. Philadelphia scored 236 goals on the season, but allowed 235, which is the most goals allowed of any playoff team.

These two teams met four times during the regular season with the home team winning all four meetings and each team claiming two victories. The Flyers scored a total of 8 goals in the four games while the Rangers had 10. The home team has actually won eight of the last

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-flyers-vs-rangers
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, April 17 http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-thursday-april-17 Thursday's NHL Playoff Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs continue on Thursday with four Game 1s. Here is a breakdown of the top action today.

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The featured playoff game today has the St. Louis Blues hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at 8PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Blues are favored at home, as they have odds of -123 to win, while the Blackhawks have odds of +114. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. These two met five times this season with St. Louis winning three of the five games and the home team winning four of the five meetings.

Another game taking place today has the San Jose Sharks hosting the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Sharks favored at home, as they have odds of -132 to win, while the Kings have a money line of +122 to win. The over/under total for this game has been set at 5 goals. These two teams met five times during the season, with the Kings winning three of the games and the home team winning four of the five meetings.

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The third game of note has the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Minnesota Wild at 9:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Avalanche favored to win, as they have odds of -135 to win, while the Wild have a money line of +125 to win. The over/under total for

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:17:13 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041714-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-thursday-april-17
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-dallas-stars-vs-anaheim-ducks Stars vs. Ducks Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – The Anaheim Ducks look to begin their run toward the Stanley Cup when they face the Dallas Stars in the opening round of the NHL Playoffs tonight. Here is a look at the odds for this series.

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The Ducks are the top seed in the Pacific region while Dallas is the No. 4 seed in the region despite playing in the Central Division. Dallas earned the final wild card playoff spot. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Ducks are the favorite to win this series, as they have odds of -185 to win, while the Stars have a money line of +160 to prevail.

Anaheim won the Pacific Division title this year, going 54-20-8, earning a total of 116 points. The Ducks went 29-8-4 at home this season, which was the most wins of any Western Conference team at home. The Ducks were 25-12-4 on the road. Anaheim scored a total of 266 goals this year while allowing 209. The 266 goals was the second most of any team in the NHL.

Dallas was 40-31-11 this season, earning a total of 91 points. Dallas was 23-11-7 at home this season while going 17-20-4 on the road. The Stars scored 235 goals on the season, but allowed 228, which was most of any team in the Western Conference.

These two teams met three times during the regular season, with Dallas actually winning two

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-dallas-stars-vs-anaheim-ducks
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Blue Jackets vs. Penguins http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-blue-jackets-vs-penguins Jackets vs. Penguins Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – Can the Columbus Blue Jackets pull off an upset when it meets the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Playoffs? Here is a look at the odds for this series.

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The Penguins are the top seed in the Metropolitan Region while Columbus is the No. 4 seed in the division. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are the favorite to win the series, as they have odds of -260 to prevail, while the Blue Jackets have odds of +220 to win.

Pittsburgh was 51-24-7 on the season, totaling 109 points. The Penguins were 28-9-4 at home and 23-15-3 on the road. Pittsburgh scored 249 goals during the season while allowing just 207.

Columbus was 43-32-7 this season, earning 93 points. The Jackets were 22-15-4 at home and 21-17-3 on the road. The Blue Jackets posted a total of 231 goals while giving up 216.

These two teams met five times during the regular season, and Pittsburgh won all five meetings. The Penguins scored a total of 16 goals in the season series, while Columbus was held to just 7. Pittsburgh has actually won its last six and eight of its last nine meetings with the Blue Jackets. These two hit the over in three of the five meetings this year.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-blue-jackets-vs-penguins
2014 NHL Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Canadiens vs. Lightning http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-canadiens-vs-lightning Canadiens vs. Lightning Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – The 2014 NHL Playoffs get started in the Eastern Conference tonight when the Montreal Canadiens meet the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here is a look at the odds for this series.

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The Lightning are the second seed of the Atlantic Region while Montreal is the No. 3 seed. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, this series is even, as each team has been given a money line of -110 to prevail over the other in this best-of-seven series.

Tampa Bay went 46-27-9 on the season, edging Montreal in points by 1 with 101 on the season. The Lightning were 25-10-6 at home and 21-17-3 on the road. Tampa scored 240 goals while allowing 215 on the season.

Montreal was 46-28-8 on the season, posting 100 points. The Canadiens were 23-13-5 at home and 23-15-3 on the road, which matched any team in the division for road wins. Montreal scored just 215 goals on the season, but allowed only 204.

These two team met four times during the regular season, with Tampa Bay claiming three of the four wins. Three games went to overtime or a shootout and all were decided by no more than two goals. Tampa scored a total of 8 goals in the series to Montreal’s 4. The two hit the under in all four meetings.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nhl-articles/041614-2014-nhl-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-canadiens-vs-lightning
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