Tuesday NHL Playoff Odds
(The Spread) – The 2011 NHL Playoffs continue on Tuesday with two games. Check out the opening odds for both contests.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the visiting Vancouver Canucks –127 money line favorites over the Chicago Blackhawks, who are +117 in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The puck will drop at 8:00PM ET tonight.
The Canucks need just one more victory to finish off the defending Stanley Cup champions. Vancouver shut out Chicago 2-0 in Game 1, came back in Game 2 and beat the Hawks 4-3, and won 3-2 in Game 3 on Sunday. Now they’ll go for the sweep on Tuesday night.
According to latest NHL trends, the under is 3-0-2 in the last five meetings between the Canucks and Hawks when the game is played in Chicago, while Vancouver is 5-0 in its last five games against the defending champs.
Daniel Sedin has paced the Canucks with five points, three goals and two assists. He also has a plus/minus of +4, which ties him with Pavel Datsyuk of the Red Wings, teammate Mikael Samuelsson and Montreal’s Roman Hamrlik for the best plus/minus in this year’s postseason.
In the other postseason game on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings are +106 money line underdogs against the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of that series. The puck will drop at 10:30PM ET for this contest.
The home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Sharks are 16-7 in their last 23 trips to Los Angeles. They’re also 35-17-1 in their last 53 games against the Kings.
Tuesday NHL Playoff Money Line Odds & Totals
47 Vancouver Canucks –127 (5)
48 Chicago Blackhawks +117 (5)
49 San Jose Sharks –115 (5)
50 Los Angeles Kings +106 (5)