Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Prediction
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog currently list the Bruins as –115 money line favorites over the Canucks, who are +105 on the ML for Game 3 tonight. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5 goals and the opening puck drop will be at 8:00PM ET.
The line really hasn’t moved in this game. The Bruins opened at –115 on the money line and after dropping to –114 on Sunday night and Monday morning, they’re right back up to –115. At some books they’re as high as –120, but the majority of oddsmakers list them at –115.
NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Prediction: The Bruins have already burned me twice in this series but that doesn’t mean they’ve scared me off. The value is clearly with the Canucks, who have already won the first two games and are in the driver’s seat to win the series. But there’s a natural letdown that occurs for a team when it has a rather commanding edge in a seven game series and I think Boston (who must give max effort tonight) will take advantage of that. Both Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo have been fantastic in this series, so goals will be hard to come by. But I like the Bruins to get the edge in the end. According to latest NHL trends, the favorite is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. Take the Bruins.
2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS GAME 3 FREE PICK: BOSTON BRUINS –115