The online hockey betting playoffs continue this Thursday. Wednesday’s results sent most players’ heads spinning, but there’s not time to adjust to the bombshells since Thursday’s action is already on top of us. Nevertheless, here’s a quick recap.
The Penguins, who lost Game 1 of their conference finals series against the Ottawa Senators, were able to bounce back in Game 2 to keep the series competitive. However, Wednesday’s results are far from competitive. The Senators were able to deliver an offensive onslaught that left Pittsburgh on their heels the entire time. This was the first game played in Ottawa and it certainly raises concerns for Pittsburgh fans. It does not seem like the Penguins will be able to compete on the road. We’ll have to wait to see what NHL betting sites have to say about Pittsburgh’s chances on the road in Game 4.
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This Thursday, online hockey betting players can shift their attention to the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators. So far, Nashville has picked up two wins in the series, one at home and one on the road. This has led bookmakers to paint Nashville as the favorite ahead of Thursday night’s matchup. Additionally, players should know that goal wise, both teams are tied at 8-8 during this series.
Game 4 – Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators – Thursday, May 18th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Series: Predators Lead 2-1
Live Stream: NBC Sports
NHL Playoff Odds:
Anaheim Ducks +1 ½ (-265) 5 (-125) +115
Nashville Predators -1½ (+225) 5 (+105) -135
The Ducks have a recent history of thriving in loud, hostile environment; two times this postseason, and once in last year’s playoffs. However, they’ll not only have to contend with a disruptive audience, they’ll have to deal with one of the most confident teams in this year’s postseason. The online NHL betting odds are ruling them out, but you can never be too sure.
The Predators should feel fairly confident about their chances this Thursday night. Nashville has now won 10-straight at the Bridgestone Arena, the league’s longest at-home win streak since the Red Wings did the same nearly 20 years ago. On top of that, the Preds have outscored their opponents 17-7 at home thus far in this year’s postseason (6 playoff games at home).
If the Preds can pick up a win this Thursday, they’ll be in an excellent position to vie for the Stanley Cup. On top of their jaw-dropping win streak, Nashville’s players have been able to set some franchise records this postseason. Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi, both of which are defenseman, each amassed 10 points this past Tuesday, the most by a Nashville defender in the franchise’s postseason history.