NHL playoffs betting expectations could not be higher for the Canucks as they have the best balanced team in the NHL and have improved with the hockey playoffs odds as the playoffs have progressed.
The Vancouver Canucks will host the San Jose Sharks in game 5 of their best of 7 Western Conference Finals series with a Tuesday night starting time of 9 PM ET and a telecast on Versus. Sports Gambling is your NHL Playoffs headquarters with side and total odds on all games so be sure to open your account and have it ready for action today!
Vancouver took command of this series with a dominant performance in a 4-2 win in game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. The Canucks lead 4-0 well into the third period as they shut down the San Jose attack to a near helpless state.
Roberto Luongo kicked away 33 of 35 San Jose shots for his 11th playoff win while Antti Niemi continued to struggle in goal for San Jose as he allowed 4 goals on just 13 shots.
Ryan Clowe has been a key asset with the hockey odds for San Jose as he has 6 goals and 9 assists while Joe Thornton has been a great set up man for the Sharks with 3 goals and 14 assists. Niemi has really hit a slump however and has seen his goals against average balloon to 3.34.
After a very shaky start to the hockey betting post season Luongo has settled down and has a 2.37 goals against average for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin has been an outstanding set up man in his own right with 2 goals and 17 assists while his twin brother Daniel has 8 goals and 7 assists. Ryan Kesler has added 6 goals and 11 assists.
Vancouver has won 6 of their last 8 overall games with San Jose as 8 of the last 10 games in this head to head series have gone over the total. The Canucks will enter this NHL playoffs betting matchup with 4 wins in their last 5 home games with the Sharks as 3 of the last 5 games between the teams in Vancouver have gone under the total.