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