Predators Look for an Online Hockey Betting WhoopingPosted by: Charlie Smith
Now that we’ve closed the door on Easter Sunday, online hockey betting fans can get back to making this year’s postseason action as profitable as possible. We’ve just entered eliminatory play so even if you haven’t wagered on the first opening games of the postseason, there’s still plenty of time to bet on NHL playoff matchups. In fact, Monday’s round of action has several games in store for players.
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With 4 contests on the schedule, a total of 8 teams will compete in Game 3 of their opening series. Considering how the action has been shaping up so far, the contest with the highest level of intrigue might be the pairing between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators. The Blackhawks were one of the most dominant teams throughout the season, and they finished with the third highest point tally. However, they have yet to show up in the postseason and are currently down two games. If the Predators deliver another upset, some bettors could be turning in a profit.
Game 3 – Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Monday, April 17
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Series: Nashville leads 2-0
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Nashville Predators -1 ½ (+265) 5 (+110) -110
Chicago Blackhawks +1 ½ (-325) 5 (-130) -110
The Predators found a good amount of success during the regular season and turned in a 41-29-12 record, which gave way to a 4th place finish in the Central Division, and a 8th place finish in the Western Conference. The 94 points the Predators earned on the season was good enough to earn them a Wild Card berth into the playoffs, where Nashville has been performing better than anyone could’ve anticipated, especially against the West’s No. 1 seed.
The Predators gave the Blackhawks a rough beating in Game 2 5-0. Ryan Ellis, Kevin Fiala, Ryan Johansen, Colton Sissons, and Harry Zolnierczyk all put one in the net for Nashville. The Predators finished the season with the league’s 11th best offense and 15th best defense.
The Blackhawks were online hockey betting favorites all season long but haven’t been able to translate that success into the postseason. Chicago’s stellar 50-23-9 record is now on the brink of culminating in a first round finish – certainly not what the storied franchise had in mind for 2017.
Despite the fact that Chicago finished the regular season with the NHL’s 9th best offense and 11th best defense, the Blackhawks offense has been absent from the playoffs and their defense hasn’t been much better. Apart from the 5-0 whooping they most recently received, the Blackhawks were also humbled in Game 1 1-0. If they can’t turn things around Monday, they’ll be staring a 0-3 deficit dead in the face.