Thursday's NHL Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The second round of the NHL Playoffs get started tonight with one game. Here is a breakdown of the action tonight.
The lone game taking place tonight has the Boston Bruins hosting the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at 7:30PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bruins are the favorite in the opening game, as they have odds of -185 to win, while the Canadiens come in with a money line of +160 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
Montreal comes into the series having more than a week off after sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening round. Boston lost the opening game of its series with Detroit, but then won four straight to win the series. These two teams met four times during the season, with Montreal winning three of the four meetings. Montreal has actually won six of its last seven against Boston. These two have scored five goals or less in five straight meetings.