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Sharks go for sweep of Canucks

Vancouver CanucksSan Jose Sharks
May 7, 10:00 PM | HP Pavilion

Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Odds

26-15-7TEAM RECORD25-16-7

Vancouver tries to avoid a playoff sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at HP Pavilion.

After dropping both home games, the Canucks were handled 5-2 in Game 3 and now face a daunting task. But the Sharks have been erratic and if any team is capable of losing four straight, its San Jose.

Still, the Canucks are solid +145 underdogs here if Canuck fans feel their team can extend the series.

The Sharks are 25-16-7 so far on the season. The Canucks, meanwhile, are 26-15-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 15-23-10 and the Canucks go 18-25-5 on the totals.

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War resumes in Sens vs Habs series

Montreal CanadiensOttawa Senators
May 7, 7:00 PM | Scotiabank Place

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Odds

29-14-5TEAM RECORD25-17-6

The war known as the Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens series resumes at Scotiabank Place on Tuesday with the Habs trailing 2-1.

The home team has won 9 of the past 10 meetings of these teams and the nastiness should continue after a line brawl in Game 3.

The Senators sport records of 25-17-6 heading into this matchup, while the Canadiens sit at 29-14-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-30-7 for the Senators and 25-22-1 for the Canadiens.

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Penguins vs Islanders playoff betting odds preview

Pittsburgh PenguinsNew York Islanders
May 7, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Odds

36-12-0TEAM RECORD24-17-7

The New York Islanders try to even their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday.

The Islanders try to shake off an OT loss on Sunday and they are solid home underdogs again in Game 4.

The Penguins will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 36-12 this season, while the Islanders are 24-17-7. Pittsburgh is 23-24-1 against the total, while New York is 26-21-1 versus the number.

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Capitals seek 3-0 lead in New York

The Washington Capitals will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers when the teams meet in Game 3 on Monday.

Washington extended their series lead to 2-0 on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 overtime victory as a -120 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Mike Green scored the OT winner for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby made 24 saves.

This season the Rangers are 26-18-4 overall while the Capitals are 27-18-3. As for the totals, New York is 16-22-10 on the OU, and Washington is 21-24-3.

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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Blues open as moneyline underdog vs Kings

St. Louis BluesLos Angeles Kings
May 6, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center

St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

29-17-2TEAM RECORD27-16-5

The Los Angeles Kings look to even their series with the visiting St. Louis Blues on Monday in NHL betting action at STAPLES Center.

After dropping two in St. Louis, Jonathan Quick shut out the Blues in Game 3 and many bettors believe they can win Game 4 as well. The Kings were -145 moneyline favorites in early betting Monday.

This season the Kings are 27-16-5 overall while the Blues are 29-17-2. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 19-18-11 on the OU, and St. Louis is 20-22-6.

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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Detroit Red Wings host Anaheim Ducks in hockey action

Anaheim DucksDetroit Red Wings
May 6, 8:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Anaheim Ducks vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

30-12-6TEAM RECORD24-16-8

The Detroit Red Wings battle the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Monday trying to even their best-of-seven series at two games.

The series turned nasty with Toni Lydman getting steamrolled by Red Wing Justin Abdelkater. The Ducks did not get their feathers in a flap and rolled to a Game 3 win.

The Red Wings bring a 24-16-8 record to the battle against the 30-12-6 Ducks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 17-25-6 so far and the Ducks go 18-27-3.

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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Hockey Matchup - Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins Odds Preview

Boston BruinsToronto Maple Leafs
May 6, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds

28-14-6TEAM RECORD26-17-5

The Toronto Maple Leafs play their first home playoff game in years, looking for a 2-1 series lead on the Boston Bruins Monday.

The Leafs won Game 2 but remain a small home underdog on the Cup moneyline.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 28-14-6 this season, while the Maple Leafs are 26-17-5. Boston is 16-28-4 against the total, while Toronto is 23-20-5 versus the number.

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Habs vs. Sens series shifts to Ottawa

The Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators will resume their best-of-seven first-round NHL playoff series on Sunday night as the two teams take to the ice at Scotiabank Place for Game 3.

Montreal evened up the series at 1-1 with a 3-1 home win as a -120 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 2 on Friday night. The Habs lost Game 1 to the Senators by a 4-2 score as a -137 home favorite back on Thursday night.

The Senators bring a 25-17-6 record to the battle against the 29-14-5 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 11-30-7 so far and the Canadiens go 25-22-1.

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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver CanucksSan Jose Sharks
May 5, 10:00 PM | HP Pavilion

Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Odds

26-15-7TEAM RECORD25-16-7

The Vancouver Canucks will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sharks in San Jose at HP Pavilion on Sunday in hockey odds action.

The Sharks sit at 25-16-7 on the season; in comparison, the Canucks are currently 26-15-7. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 15-23-10 OU, and Vancouver is 18-25-5 OU.

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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

Chicago BlackhawksMinnesota Wild
May 5, 3:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild Odds

36-7-5TEAM RECORD26-19-3

The Minnesota Wild will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Blackhawks invade Xcel Energy Center on Sunday.

The Wild currently sports a record of 26-19-3. The Blackhawks are 36-7-5. Betting totals have seen the Wild post a 20-22-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 18-26-4 against the number.

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