NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 Odds
Opening Odds: When oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog released the opening odds for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Canucks were –190 money line favorites over the visiting Bruins, who are currently +173 on the ML. The over/under total for this game opened at 5 goals.
Line Movement: The line hasn’t moved much at most sports books, although the Canucks are anywhere from –188 on the money line to –200. The total has stayed consistent at 5 goals since the odds opened for this game.
Trends: According to latest NHL trends, the under is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, and 4-1 in the Canucks’ last five playoff games as a favorite. The Bruins are 12-5 overall in their last 17 games, while the Canucks are 38-15 in their last 58 contests overall.
Public Betting: Of the 1,500-plus wagers on Game 2, 55% of NHL public bettors favor the Canucks –188. But clearly some bettors see value in the Bruins after they hung with heavily favored Vancouver in Game 1.
Game 1 Rewind: It took nearly three full periods for the first goal of the Stanley Cup Finals to be scored. But at 19:41 into the third period on Wednesday night, Raffi Torres put one past Tim Thomas to lift Vancouver to a 1-0 victory and a 1-0 series advantage. Obviously both goaltenders were fantastic on the night, as Thomas saved 33 of 34 shots and Roberto Luongo saved all 36 shot attempts that he faced.
2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 Odds & Totals
3 Boston Bruins +173 (5)
4 Vancouver Canucks –188 (5)