Friday's NHL Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs continue on Friday with a set of three games. Here is a breakdown of the action taking place today.
The featured playoff game today is the final Game 1 of the opening round as the Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bruins are the favorite in the opener, as they have odds of -200 to win, while the Red Wings have a money line of +170 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. These two teams met four times during the season and Detroit actually won three of the four meetings and got the lone road victory in the four-game series. The Red Wings have won seven of their last eight overall meetings with Boston.
Another key game today has the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Montreal Canadiens at 7PM ET in Game 2 of their series. Oddsmakers have the Lightning as a slight favorite to win tonight, as they have odds of -115 to prevail, while the Canadiens have a money line of -105 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. Montreal picked up a 5-4 OT win in Game 1 of the series, and the road team has now won four of the last five meetings between these two teams.
The final game on Friday has the Anaheim Ducks hosting the Dallas Stars at 10PM ET in Game 2 of their series. Oddsmakers have the Ducks favored at home, as they have odds of -195 to win, while the Stars have a money line of +170 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. The Ducks took Game 1 of the series, 4-3, at home. These two have split the four meetings during the season now, with the home team winning three times.