Monday NHL Playoffs Opening Odds

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(The Spread) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks attempt to advance to the conference semifinals Monday night, while the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Los Angeles Kings try to stay alive in a pair of Game 6's in the NHL Playoffs.

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First off in the doubleheader is the Lightning hosting the Penguins at 7:05PM EST. Oddsmakers from online sports book have made Tampa Bay -150 favorite in the contest and Pittsburgh is a +130 underdog. The over-under is currently sitting at 5.

Tampa Bay kept its hopes alive in Game 5 Saturday as it cruised to an 8-2 victory, dominating the Penguins from start to finish. Lightning star Steven Stamkos notched his first two goals of the series in the winning effort, while both Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina also had two goals apiece.

According to the latest NHL trends, Pittsburgh is 10-7-0 straight up against Tampa Bay over the last three seasons. Eight of 14 games in this series have gone under the total over the last three seasons.

Next up is Game 6 between San Jose and host Los Angeles with the Sharks currently holding on to a 3-2 lead in the series. The Kings forced a Game 6 by knocking off the Sharks 3-1 in San Jose on Saturday. San Jose is a -130 favorite tonight and the over-under is 5. According to the latest public betting information, 78 percent of bets are currently placed on the Sharks.

Monday NHL Playoff Moneyline Odds & Totals

9 Pittsburgh Penguins +130 (5)

10 Tampa Bay Lightning -150

11 San Jose Sharks -130 (5)

12 Los Angeles Kings +110

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