Friday NHL Playoffs Opening Odds

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(The Spread) – The San Jose Sharks return home for Game 3 in their Western Conference Finals series needing a win against the Vancouver Canucks to avoid a nearly impossible climb back. Who will win Friday night?

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made the Sharks a -120 favorite in the Game 3 matchup, while the Canucks are a +110 underdog. The over/under total for this game is listed at 5.5 goals. Game time is 9:05PM EST.

Vancouver extended its series lead to 2-0 Wednesday night via a 7-3 thrashing of San Jose, scoring four third-period goals to run away with it. Daniel Sedin paced the Canucks with two goals, while his twin brother Henrik Sedin notched three assists. Sharks goalie Antti Niemi had a forgettable evening as he stopped 31 shots but let seven goals through his wickets.

According to the latest NHL trends, Tampa Bay is 30-20 when playing against a team with a winning record this season. Boston is 26-21 in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last two seasons. Boston is 9-5-0 straight up against Tampa Bay over the last three seasons.

NHL public betting information currently shows that 50 percent of 804 bets are on the Sharks -104. 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 Friday, May 20, 2011

61 Vancouver Canucks +110 (5.5)

62 San Jose Sharks -120

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