The Canucks had a chance to end the series on Saturday but they couldn’t get it done on home ice and lost 4-3 in hockey betting. Nashville now has a chance to even the series at home on Monday in this game that can be seen on the Versus television network.
NHL playoffs odds list Vancouver as a -130 favorite on Monday with the total on the game at 5. Road teams have been making gamblers a lot of money in hockey betting in the playoffs and this series has been great to the road bettors. The Canucks won the first game of this series at home but the last four games have all been won by the road team.
The Predators won Game 2 in Vancouver and then the Canucks won both games in Nashville. And then the Predators won as a big underdog at Vancouver on Saturday night. Will the trend continue vs. the hockey lines on Monday with the Canucks winning on the road?
The Predators have gotten excellent play from Joel Ward who scored twice on Saturday night for his 6th and 7th goals of the playoffs. David Legwand also scored twice for Nashville while Ryan Kesler had two goals for Vancouver and Raffi Torres added one. The Predators realize that if they can keep out of the penalty box they can win this series.
Ward has been the best scorer for the Predators and if he keeps scoring goals the Predators just might have a chance because they continue to have the edge in goal with Pekka Rinne over Roberto Luongo. Vancouver has been known to choke when the pressure is on and they could be feeling some after losing Game 5 at home.
Vancouver has been a very good road team so it is not a huge surprise to see them favored in NHL playoffs odds on Monday. The Canucks are 26-9 in their last 35 road games and they are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Nashville. The first two games of this series easily went under the total in hockey betting odds but Game 3 was a push and while Games 4 and 5 went over.