Thursday NHL Playoffs Odds

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(The Spread) – Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals is tonight as the series between the Boston Bruins and the host Tampa Bay Lightning is currently tied at 1-1.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made the Lightning a -135 favorite in their Game 3 clash with the Bruins, who are listed as a +115 underdog. The over/under total for this game is currently set at 5.5 goals. Game time is 8:05PM EST.

The second game in the best-of-seven series turned into a shootout as Boston edged Tampa Bay 6-5, holding off a late Lightning surge that saw them score the last three goals of the contest. Michael Ryder scored the Bruins' last two goals to lead the way, while goaltender Tim Thomas was not his sharpest but still managed to make 36 saves in the winning effort.

According to the latest NHL trends, Boston is 9-5 against the spread versus Tampa Bay over the last three seasons. Eight of 13 games in this series have gone over the total during the last three seasons.

NHL public betting information currently shows that of the 1,328 bets placed so far, 62 percent of them are on the Bruins +115. TheSpread updates that information every 30 minutes, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most update public betting information.

2011 NHL Playoff Odds for Thursday, May 19, 2011

59 Boston Bruins +115 (5.5)

60 Tampa Bay Lightning -135

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