Saturday NHL Playoffs Opening Odds

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(The Spread) – The Vancouver Canucks are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals, while the Nashville Predators attempt to keep their season alive Saturday in Game 5.

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Action starts between the Predators and the host Canucks at 8:10PM EST. Vancouver won Game 4 by a 4-2 final to get put itself ahead 3-1 in the series. Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Canucks -210 favorites for tonight's game. The over-under is set at 5.

Ryan Kesler scored the go-ahead goal in fantastic fashion in the eighth minute of the third period Thursday, while Henrik Sedin added an empty net insurance goal with 21 seconds remaining. Kesler also notched two assists for Vancouver in the winning effort. Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, who has kept his team in every game, stopped 24 of 27 shots to take the loss.

According to the latest NHL trends, Vancouver is 10-6 against the spread versus Nashville over the last three seasons. Eleven of 15 games in this series have gone under the total during the last three seasons.

According to current NHL public betting information, 78 percent of 750 bets are currently on Vancouver.

NHL Playoffs Opening Lines & Totals

19 Nashville Predators +175 (5)

20 Vancouver Canucks -210

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