Sports betting dynamics have now changed for this series as Detroit now leads the online sports betting series 2-1 with game 4 in Pittsburgh. Game 3 was the most exciting this far in this sports betting series as the game was tied 2-2 before Sergei Gonchar scored a 3rd period power play goal at the 10:29 mark to put the Penguins ahead for good.
It was an important online sports betting win for the Penguins who would have faced near impossible Stanley Cup odds with a loss as that would have put them into a 0-3 hole for the sports betting series.
Another important sports betting development was the play of Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who outplayed Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood in game 3. Fleury stopped 27 out of 29 Pittsburgh shots while Osgood stopped 17 out of 20 Penguin shots.
Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin had 3 assists, while a lightly regarded center for Pittsburgh, Maxime Talbot, had 2 goals. Sidney Crosby had an assist for his first sports betting tally in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Pittsburgh now has a home sports betting record of 7-2 in this year’s playoffs and will again be tough for game 4 as they will be looking to even the series before it heads back to Detroit for game 5. One of the main keys for game 4 will be Crosby, who has just 1 assist in the first 3 games of this sports betting series.
If Crosby can get going the Penguins stand an excellent chance of getting even but it Detroit can continue to shut him down the Penguins lack of depth will likely become the deciding factor.
Another important sports betting ingredient will be Fleury as the Penguins will continue to need him at his best and outplaying Osgood. Game 3 was the first in the series to go over the total. The first three games had an over/under of 5.5.
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