What bettors need to know: Hurricanes at Penguins

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on May 21, 2009 — 3 Comments

Excerpts from Ari’s article on Covers looking at tonight’s Canes/Pens game from a bettor’s perspective:

Line Adjustments

Pittsburgh won as -185 favorites in Game 1 of this series.  The line opened with Pittsburgh as -200 favorites for Game 2 and is currently at -190.

The total is set at 5.5 -120, the same price as last game.

Beating the odds

The Hurricanes have lost Game 1 all three times this postseason. They came back to win series against New Jersey and Boston despite dropping the opening contest.

Historically the team that wins Game 1 at home wins the follow-up match 65 percent of the time and wins the series 77 percent of the time.

Read the entire article here.

3 responses to “What bettors need to know: Hurricanes at Penguins”

  1. Danielle James says:

    And where is your money? Both series and tonight’s game. Mine’s on Chicago and Pittsburgh. Carolina tonight.

  2. Calihockey says:

    Gotta think that the Pens are going to keep that tradition rolling. (especially with a 6-4 lead with 5 to go in the 3rd).

  3. Danielle James says:

    Carolina failed me. Good thing I took the over.

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