When it comes to Stanley Cup winning picks the team at RealBet has you covered. The Best from the West takes on the Beast from the East as the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins duke it out in what should be an epic Cup Final.
NHL Hockey Betting – The San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have surprised everyone by not only making it to the final, but by looking dominant throughout the entire postseason. The Penguins, the league’s fastest team, upset the Washington Capitals in Round 2, and won a Game 7 come-from-behind Round 3 to make it to the final.
Betting odds have this series really close, with Pens at -120 and Sharks at +105 before the series started. Let’s take a look at three key storylines that will shape the series.
NHL Betting Lines – Sidney Crosby vs. Marc Eduoard Vlasic
San Jose’s shutdown defenseman will get the call to match up against Pens’ star Sidney Crosby. Vlasic has dealt with Anze Kopitar and Vlad Tarasenko this post season and stopped both in their tracks. Vlasic, a Team Canada mainstay, appears to be up for the task of shutting down one of the league’s top scorers. This match-up should go a long way in determining the winner of the series.
Stanley Cup Betting Online – Sharks Dynamic Duo vs the HBK Line
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture have run over this post season while combining for over 40 points. Pavelski leads the playoffs in goals and is the current Conn Smythe favorite at 4/1. On the flip side, the Pens hottest line – the HBK line – have dominated in every series. Hagelin/Bonino/Kessel haven’t faced the tough match-ups that Crosby and Evgeni Malkin often draw, which in turn allows them to roam free and punish the opposition. Expect both groups to make a huge impact in the final.
Stanley Cup Winning Picks – Goalie Studs
Martin Jones and Matt Murray are the two youngest goalies in the postseason and sure enough they are in the Cup final. The moment hasn’t seemed too big for either one of them and both have Game 7 shutouts to their name. It goes without saying, but this is the first time either one has started a game in the Cup final and both will be leaned upon heavily to thwart the opposition’s high powered offense.
Winning NHL Playoff Wagers – Stanley Cup Picks
This series has the making of a classic with the teams being so evenly matched. Both teams are littered with star power, and betting lines are as close as they’ve been for a final in years. Projections have this going to at least 6 games, and you can only imagine what the atmosphere will be like in San Jose when they host their first ever Stanley Cup Final game. Long story short – this is one series you won’t want to miss betting online.
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