Hockey Playoff Odds Like Subban’s PromisePosted by: Mike Davis
While the NHL sports odds are still uncertain as to who will win the Stanley Cup, PK Subban, one of the league’s best defenseman, is absolutely certain that the Predators will walk away with Game 3. So far in the Stanley Cup Series, the Predators haven’t had an answer for the Penguins’ ferocious offense. Nevertheless, Subban is certain that Nashville will keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive in Game 3.
Subban Likes His Team’s Chances
“There’s no question,” Subban told the media this past Thursday. “We’re going to win the next game, and then we’ll move forward.”
That’s a high claim from Nashville’s top defender, and an earnest attempt at keeping his team’s spirits high. Such a bold guarantee from an All-Star is certain to send a ripple through the Predators’ locker room, but the surge in confidence isn’t a guarantee to sports betting sites that Nashville will in fact come out on top. Nevertheless, the hockey playoff odds are giving the Preds the advantage in Game 3.
It’s more likely that the bookmakers are taking the home field advantage into consideration rather than Subban’s promise, or it could be a combination of the two. The move has left many sportsbook players drawing comparisons to Mark Messier, who guaranteed – and backed up, a New Jersey victory in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. But Subban didn’t just stop with his fearless promise, choosing to elaborate exactly why he’s so confident in his team.
“We’re capable of playing even better than we did in Pittsburgh, and I thought we played some great hockey,” Subban added. “I mean, out of 120 minutes, maybe we’d like to take back six of them. Ultimately, we have to be realistic with where we’re at. We’re down 2-nothing. We’re coming back in our barn, and we don’t lose here. So it starts Saturday.”
Game 3 – Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators – Saturday, June 3rd
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Series: Pittsburgh Leads 2-0
Stream: NBC Sports
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Pittsburgh Penguins +1 ½ (-260) 5 ½ (+115) +115
Nashville Predators -1 ½ (+220) 5 ½ (-135) -135
As previously mentioned, the hockey playoff odds have favored the Predators over the Penguins. Subban made some lavish claims about the Predators ability to win at home, but they were far from unsubstantiated. So far this postseason, Nashville has only conceded one loss at home. Considering that they’ve played 8 contests so far, posting a 7-1 home record gives Subban the right to make such daring claims about the Bridgestone Arena.
On the other hand, the Penguins have been far from flawless on the road. Against the Blue Jackets they went 1-1 on the road, and against the Capitals they posted a 3-1 record, an improvement, but still not flawless. And then against the Senators, the Penguins posted another 3-1 record. Subban is confident his team can do what Columbus, Washington, and Ottawa failed to do against Pittsburgh.