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NHL Playoffs Betting - Cup Final Game 1 Wednesday Night

NHL playoffs betting expectations could not be higher for the Canucks as they are favored to win the Stanley Cup Final with the hockey playoffs odds.
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NHL playoffs betting expectations may not be as high for the Boston Bruins but they are a capable team that can also go all the way with the hockey playoffs odds and at a better price.

The Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks will host the Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night with a starting time of 8 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on each of the games in this best of seven series so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today.

Lost in all of the hype surrounding the Canucks is the fact that Boston was one of the better balanced teams with the hockey odds this season as they ranked 5th for goal scoring and 2nd for goals against.

The Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in a grueling 7 game series to win the Eastern Conference Championship and that has some handicapper concerned about potential fatigue.  Goaltender Tim Thomas has come up clutch in the playoffs with a 2.29 goals against average, 2 shutouts and a record of 12-6.  David Krejci has 10 post season goals while Nathan Horton has 8.

Vancouver was ranked number 1 in hockey betting for both scoring offense and scoring defense and was the President’s Trophy Champion for having the best regular season record this year.  Vancouver has improved its play as the playoffs progressed and that is in line with goaltender Roberto Luongo who has a 2.29 goals against average and a record of 12-6.

Luongo was benched in the first round of the playoffs against Chicago but has responded with improved play since and again looks like the Gold Medal Winning Olympic Champion of 2010 for Team Canada.

Boston has had solid success against Vancouver in this head to head series with 7 wins in their last 10 games with the Canucks as none of the last 4 games between these two teams went over the total.

Boston has also had great success at Vancouver as heading into this NHL playoffs betting series they won 7 of their last 10 games in Vancouver with 6 of those 10 games going under the total.