Wednesday Opening NHL Lines

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(The Spread) – With a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins will advance to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

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Opening Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made the Lightning are –115 money line favorites over the visiting Bruins, who are +106 on the ML. The over/under total for this game opened at 5.5 goals.

Game 5 Rewind: The Bruins took a 3-2 series lead with a 3-1 victory on Monday night. Nathan Horton, Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand all scored for Boston, while goaltender Tim Thomas saved 33 of the 34 shots he faced on the night. Simon Gagne scored the Lightning’s only goal of the night, while goalie Mike Smith saved 17 of the 19 shot attempts that he faced.

Trends: The home team in this series is 11-5 in the last 16 games between these two squads, while the Bruins are 35-16-5 in their last 56 games overall. The Lightning are 4-1 in their last five home games and 9-3 in their last 12 games overall.

Public Betting Information: Of the 1,000-plus wagers that have been placed on tonight’s game, 59% of public bettors favor the Lightning (-115) to continue the series and push a Game 7. These numbers are subject to change, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date information.

NHL Playoff Opening Lines & Totals for Wednesday, May 25, 2011

71 Boston Bruins +106 (5.5)

72 Tampa Bay Lightning –115 (5.5)

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