Sports betting odds makers have installed the Detroit Red Wings as a -170 favorite with an online sports betting over/under total of 5.5. The Pittsburgh Penguins forced a 7th game in this sports betting series after a thrilling game 6 win at home by a score of 2-1 as the game went under the online sports betting over/under total of 5.5.
Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was the sports betting hero in game 6 as he stopped 25 out of 26 shots including a late breakaway. Detroit also had 2 late sports betting power plays in the 3rd period that Pittsburgh had to kill off.
It was a breathtaking evening of sports betting no matter which side gamblers were on as the outcome was in doubt until the very end of the game.
Fleury has caught a lot of sports betting grief for his inconsistent play as he was terrible in a 0-5 loss at Detroit in game 5 but he came back strong with his best and most clutch sports betting performance of the post season so far.
Fleury has been tough when the Penguins have been backed into a corner and that is a good sports betting omen for them and their backers. Pittsburgh is a potentially strong value as a live road dog for game 7. So far the home team has beaten the Stanley Cup odds in all 6 games of this series.
Detroit will no doubt be tough as they are attempting to win their 5th Stanley Cup in the last 12 years and give economically decimated Detroit something to smile about.
Dating back to 1987 the home team is a perfect 6 out of 6 in Stanley Cup Finals game 7 action as the last team to win a game 7 on the road for the Cup was the 1971 Montreal Canadiens, who defeated the Blackhawks in Chicago.
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