Friday's NHL Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Playoffs have just two games on Friday’s schedule. Here is a look at the odds for both games, which are potential elimination contests.
The featured game is in the East with No. 4 Pittsburgh returning home against No. 5 Philadelphia trailing 3-1 in the series. The game will be at 7:30PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers, the Penguins are the favorite in this game, as they have been given odds of -180 to win. Philadelphia has odds of +165 to prevail The over/under total for this game has been set at 7 goals. The Flyers are 27-13-3 on the road this season while the Penguins are 29-11-3 at home. Philadelphia has won five of its last seven against Pittsburgh. The two teams have scored a total of 45 goals over the 4 games, an average of 11.25 per game.
The other game to take place on Friday is in the West, with No. 4 Nashville hosting No. 5 Detroit at 8PM ET (View Matchup) with a 3-1 lead in the series. Oddsmakers have the Predators as a slight favorite in this game, as they have been given odds of -120 to win. Detroit has a money line of +111 for this game, while the over/under total has been set at 5 goals. Detroit is just 18-22-3 on the road this season while Nashville is 27-11-5 at home. The Predators have now won five of their last six against the Red Wings.
For odds and goal totals for each of Friday’s games, see below.
2012 NHL Playoff Odds for Friday, April 20
27 Philadelphia Flyers +165 (7)
28 Pittsburgh Penguins -180
29 Detroit Red Wings +111 (5)
30 Nashville Predators -120