NHL Playoff Odds: Sharks vs. Wings

Detroit heads home from San Jose looking for more heroics and a chance to even their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.

Sports Interaction has the Red Wings as a -140 favorite for Game 6 in the Motor City against the Sharks.

Danny Cleary gave the Red Wings life with a third-period tally to even Game 5, after they had trailed 3-1. Tomas Holmstrom tipped in a shot from the point with just over six minutes remaining to give the Red Wings a 4-3 victory.

This series has seen every game decided by one goal, and this next one should prove to be another barn-burner to the end. The Sharks already have a victory at Joe Louis Arena and will be hungry to finish off the Red Wings.

San Jose still holds a 7-3 record head-to-head against Detroit, but it’s the Red Wings who suddenly have the momentum. Expect bettors to be backing the Red Wings on the NHL betting lines at home for Game 6.

Only three teams have come back from an 0-3 series deficit in the NHL playoffs and that should lean in favor of the Sharks being overall favorites to clinch the set.

The previous three games have seen seven goals per game, and with the OVER/UNDER total sitting at 5.5 for Game 6 the OVER bet could be where the safe money is for this matchup.

Eastern Conference finalist Boston has not appeared in the Stanley Cup final since 1990, and now they are series favorites to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The two will meet for a best-of-seven series, and the Bruins have a chance to win their first Cup in 39 years. The Lightning are just six years removed from their last Stanley Cup victory.

The Bruins swept away the Flyers in the second round of the playoffs and Sports Interaction has them as -175 favorites to defeat Tampa Bay in the Eastern final.

The Lightning has gotten timely goaltending and secondary scoring, two ingredients for success in the NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay could be a good pick on the series betting lines as a +155 underdog.

On the Stanley Cup futures betting lines the Bruins are surprise favorites at +200 (2/1 odds) to take the title for the first time since 1972.

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