2017 Stanley Cup Finals Betting Value

Dana Lane

Friday, June 9, 2017 6:24 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 9, 2017 6:24 PM UTC

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one game away from claiming their fifth Stanley Cup after a powerful 6-0 beating of the Nashville Predators Thursday night at PPG Arena. Let’s take a look at some betting notes and options that will get you prepped for game six.

As long as there is a series there will be a series price but the only true option is to take a chance with the Nashville Predators at +310. To bet the Penguins, who own a 3-2 series lead, you would have to wager $370 just to win $100.

A large bet on the Penguins would go against everything we’ve preached all season. Nashville does have a fighter’s chance so their generous return might be worth a shot if you need to have action on the series but the reality is Pittsburgh is going to win the Cup as was predicted here four months ago.

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Malkin: “After this win we have more confidence. Good feeling. We go to Nashville to win.” Read more: https://t.co/uMtUNeSm8I pic.twitter.com/4zwzqqmYuB

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 9, 2017

I haven’t made my final decision yet but I may ride the Nashville Predators and ‘over’ Sunday, I’ll have a final write-up later in the week. It’s hard to ignore the Predators success at home in the postseason (9-1). We know that Pekka Rinne was run for the second time this series in game five but the trend in this series has been expect spectacular showings by the home net-minder.

If you’re like me and staying away from the series price, a more reasonable option would be to bet on who will win the Cup and when they’ll do it. For instance, at SportsInteraction you can play the Pittsburgh Penguins to win in six games at +122. If you like the Pens to win the series in seven games you can get better odds at +161. It wouldn’t be my choice but if you like the Predators in seven games, a juicy +205 is waiting for you.

We all love trends and there are some strong numbers to get behind in game six

The Predators are 20-8 when their opponents score two goals or less in their previous game. Take that number and add it to an impressive 37-18 home record in their last 55 games at Bridgestone Arena. In addition, the home team has won eight straight games between these two teams.

The ‘over’ is 46-21-8 in the Penguins last 75 games when their opponent scores less than two goals in their previous games. A significant number considering the ‘over’ has been kind to Nashville against Metro Division opponents (19-8-1).

Just some other options to consider when getting involved with game six.

Remember to check back on Saturday for my official NHL Pick.

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