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(The Spread) – A Game 4 victory by the Detroit Red Wings kept them alive, but they still are facing a tall order as the San Jose Sharks host Game 5 Sunday night.

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Detroit stayed alive at home Friday night with a 4-3 victory as Darren Helm scored the game-winning goal with under two minutes left. The Sharks are still in control of the series as they lead 3-1 heading into tonight's Game 5.

Oddsmakers from online sports book have made the Sharks -150 favorites for tonight's game and the Red Wings are +120 underdogs. The over-under is set at 5.5.

San Jose won the first three games in the series by one goal each including two in overtime, but the Red Wings finally found a way past their Western Conference foes as they intially blew a 3-0 lead before Helm's eventual game-winner. Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped 25 of 28 shots in the winning effort.

According to the latest NHL trends, San Jose is 13-8 against the spread versus Detroit over the last three seasons. Thirteen of 21 games in this series have goneover the total during the last three seasons.

According to current NHL public betting information, 55 percent of 1,012 bets are currently on the San Jose Sharks.

NHL Playoffs Opening Lines & Totals

23 Detroit Red Wings +120 (5.5)

24 San Jose Sharks -140

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