Ducks Looking for A Quick Online NHL Betting VictoryPosted by: Mike Davis
To say that this year’s online NHL betting playoff results have been unexpected would be a dire understatement. Before we entered the postseason, most players who bet on NHL had their doubts about how this year’s playoffs would shape up, due to the fact that three of the best teams in the NHL were all in the same division. Bettors were expecting the seeding to play out in a way that would force two of the best teams to face each other, and while the Penguins and Blue Jackets were forced to face each other, the other top-teams had to face lower-seeded contenders, but the results were certainly not in the favor of the top-seeded contenders.
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The Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks, two of the most dominant teams from the online NHL betting regular season, are both staring down 3-0 deficits in their postseason opening series. Considering that the Wild were pegged the lowly St. Louis Blues and the Blackhawks were tasked with facing the Nashville Predators, these results are unprecedented in every way possible. The Wild need a win Wednesday night or risk elimination. But bettors who are looking for a cheerier story can tune in to the contest between the Flames and the Ducks, which will likely culminate in the Ducks advancing to Round 2.
Game 4 – Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames – Wednesday, April 19
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Series: Ducks Lead 3-0
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Anaheim Ducks +1 ½ (-315) 5 (-145) -110
Calgary Flames -1 ½ (+258) 5 (+125) -110
Coming off a season that saw the Ducks get eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, Anaheim is determined to make a deeper push in the postseason in 2017. The Ducks finished the season with a 46-23-13 record that led to a 1st place finish in the Pacific Division, and a 3rd place ranking in the Western Conference. The Ducks have been playoff contenders for 6-years running now.
With a 3-0 lead over the Flames, Anaheim feels fairly confident that they can get it done once again Wednesday evening. The Ducks won both Game 1 and Game 2 3-2 and walked away with Game 3 5-4 in overtime. The Ducks finished the regular season with the league’s 18th best offense and 3rd best defense.
The odds are giving the Flames a fighting chance in Game 4, but those who bet on NHL might feel differently. However, coming off a losing season, Calgary is happy to at least have made the playoffs. The Flames finished the regular season with a 45-33-4 record that led to a 4th place finish in the Pacific and a 7th place ranking in the Western Conference.
The Flames will need a resurgence from their offense in order to avoid elimination. Since the Flames finished the regular season with the NHL’s 16th best offense, it seems much wiser to side with the Ducks Wednesday night.