NHL All-Star Game Odds
RALEIGH, NC (TheSpread) – The 2011 NHL All-Star Game is set for Sunday and has some new appeal as the teams were picked by the captains.
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have made Team Staal the favorite with a spread of 1.5 goals against Team Lidstrom. The over/under for the game has been set at an amazing 16.5 goals.
Team Staal consists of: Eric Staal, C, Carolina; Mike Green, D, Washington; Ryan Kesler, C, Vancouver; Cam Ward, G, Carolina; Alex Ovechkin, C, Washington; Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver; Zdeno Chara, D, Boston; Rick Nash, RW, Columbus; Henrik Lundqvist, G, N.Y. Rangers; Marc Staal, D, N.Y. Rangers; Patrick Sharp, C, Chicago; Dan Boyle, D, San Jose; Carey Price, G, Montreal; Jeff Skinner, C, Carolina; Kris Letang, D, Pittsburgh; Claude Giroux, RW, Philadelphia; Erik Karlsson, D, Ottawa; Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim; Patrik Elias, LW, New Jersey; David Backes, RW, St. Louis; Paul Stastny, C, Colorado. The coaches are Joel Quenneville and Mike Haviland of Chicago.
Team Lidstrom consists of: Nicklas Lidstrom, D, Detroit; Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago; Martin St. Louis, RW, Tampa Bay; Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay; Duncan Keith, D, Chicago; Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver; Shea Weber, D, Nashville; Tim Thomas, G, Boston; Daniel Briere, RW, Philadelphia; Dustin Byfuglien, D, Atlanta; Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago; Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh; Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim; Brad Richards, C, Dallas; Keith Yandle, D, Phoenix; Brent Burns, D, Minnesota; Martin Havlat, RW, Minnesota; Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles; Matt Duchene, C, Colorado; Loui Eriksson, RW, Dallas; Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto. Coaches are Peter Laviolette of Philadelphia and Alain Vigneault of Vancouver.
All-Star games tend to be high scoring with the last three games having posted at least 15 goals. Last year saw 23 goals scored while 2007 had 21. Due to the draft, it is hard to size up either team as each has equal talent and scoring ability. Team Staal has the support of the crowd as he is a member of Carolina and is playing in front of his fans.
2011 NHL All-Star Game Odds & Over/Under
031 Team Lidstrom +1.5 Over 16.5
032 Team Staal -1.5 Under 16.5