Friday NHL Playoffs Odds

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(The Spread) – Excitement and anticipation lead us to Friday night's NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins in what has been an action-packed series throughout.

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Opening Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made the Bruins -145 favorites in the matchup, while the Lightning are +125 on the moneyline. The over/under total for this game opened at 5.5 goals. It is slated to start at 8:10PM EST.

Game 6 Rewind: Tampa Bay overcame a 2-1 deficit after one period of play to secure a 5-4 victory, holding off a late comeback attempt by Boston. Martin St. Louis scored two important goals in the win for the Lightning, while Teddy Purcell also notched two goals. Tampa Bay goalie Dwayne Roloson was not exactly sharp as he gave up four goals on 20 shots, but it was good enough to get the victory.

Trends: Boston is 11-7 against the spread versus Tampa Bay over the last three seasons. Ten of 17 games in this series have gone over the total during the last three seasons. Tampa Bay is 32-22 when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Public Betting Information: Of the 2,000-plus wagers that have been placed on tonight’s game, 65% of public bettors have their money on the Bruins -145 to win and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. 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 Friday, May 27, 2011

73 Tampa Bay Lightning +125 (5.5)

74 Boston Bruins -145

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