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Predators vs Penguins Stanley Cup Final Game 4 Odds And Prediction

Predators vs Penguins Stanley Cup Final Game 4 Odds And Prediction
We opened our Game 3 preview with a simple question; Stranglehold or back in the series? The latter came to pass as Nashville pounded Pittsburgh 5-1 in Music City on Saturday night. The Predators cut the Penguins Stanley Cup Finals series lead in half and they can make this a “best of three” battle with a Game 4 win. Match time, at Bridgestone Arena in Tennessee, is 8:00 PM ET on June 5, 2017.

Penguins at Predators Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Review

Smashville was everything we thought it would be, and more, as the Nashville fan base continues to impress as a wild and crazy group. We say “and more” because the Predators fell into a hole early, after Pittsburgh’s rookie scoring machine Jake Geuntzel scored just 2:46 into Match 3, but the decibel level at Bridgestone Arena remained off the charts. Despite outshooting Pittsburgh (12-6) plus outhitting the Penguins, the Preds were down 1-0 after the first frame but still in the game.

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Pens goaltender Matt Murray was made to look ordinary in the second period as Nashville scored three unanswered goals. That includes a key tally by veteran James Neal who lit the lamp with just 27 seconds left on the clock to make the score 3-1 Predators after 40 minutes. Two more goals in the third frame put this match out of reach as Craig Smith and Mattias Ekholm both tickled the twine for the first time in 2017 NHL Playoffs. A hiccup for the Pens or a jumpstart for the Preds?

NHL Championship Game 4 Preview: Penguins vs Predators

We can’t slight the Predators if they feel they deserve a better fate at this point of The Stanley Cup Finals. Nashville has outshot Pittsburgh by a 97-67 margin, plus they have an edge in takeaways (27-23) and hits (111-92) over the first three matches. The latter stats are close, and it is a small three game metric sample, but they illustrate that Nashville has been the more aggressive squad. Goaltending, as it’s been during the first 180 minutes, will take center stage again in Game 4.

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Penguins  +1.5 (-240)  +125  o5.5 (+115)
Predators  -1.5 (+195)  -145  u5.5 (-135)

Both netminders have proven they are susceptible to a sluggish night in between the pipes. Pekka Rinne rebounded from two mediocre matches in Pittsburgh while Matt Murray was a mere mortal during Game 3 in Music City. The lamp has been lit in bunches during this series so maintaining the flood gates will be paramount for both squads. After losing 200 units, on the Game 1 & 2 money lines, we stuck with the Predators but amped up our selection to the -1.5 (+200) Game 3 puck line so we are back to EVEN on this series. Our Nashville to win in six games pick is dicey – but still alive.

Pittsburgh @ Nashville NHL Stanley Cup Match 4 Prediction - Nashville 4-1 Final

While the numbers show Nashville as being the aggressor – defending Cup Champion Pittsburgh never seems to be out of a game – no matter the score. The Preds puck line and straight up price have lost a nickel of their Game 3 value. Feeling both teams put a little more emphasis on defence during their day off, we expect a close contest here. Also, there has not been an overtime contest in the NHL Finals yet – after there were a record 27 extra-time tussles during the first three rounds.

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We jumped on the Nashville bandwagon, prior to their Western Conference Final duel versus the Anaheim Ducks, and we called their 4-2 series victory. Following them closely since then, we have witnessed how the Preds physical play wears teams down. Rinne has shined in Smashville and the Predators are 8-1 in Music City during the postseason. Bridgestone Arena is a tough building to play in and it is unlike anything the Penguins have experienced in the playoffs thus far. Back Nashville!

Top Rated Online Sportsbooks Trump Canadian Provincial Sports Lotteries

Included in our Game 3 Stanley Cup prediction, we also advised bettors on a solid MLB two team parlay. That ticket cashed when Boston beat Baltimore (5-2) and Houston snuck past Texas with a 6-5 win in their Lone Star State rivalry slugfest. SportsInteraction is one of our baseball betting hot spots but the linemakers in our Top Five table all offer fantastic hardball handicapping options. Bet on the Astros (-155 ML) hot winning ways to continue versus the Royals in Kansas City tonight. Canuck ‘Cappers are reminded that single game wagers, like our two here, are not allowed on the Provincial Sports Lottery “betting” platforms. They are offered at offshore sportsbooks though.

Roundball fans were treated to another rip-off in the “National Blowout Association” as Golden State stomped Cleveland 132-113 during Game 2 of the NBA Finals. One has to wonder how much it would mean to Curry & Crew to sweep LeBron James and the Cavaliers after the Warriors meltdown a year ago. Either way – The Trilogy looks like it is going be a short one. Bet on MLB and NBA battles at any of the top ranked Canada Sports Betting recommended online sportsbooks. Having completed our first two NFL Fantasy Drafts we are excited about the pigskin prices that have flooded betting boards everywhere. Best part is these bookmakers love serving Canadians!

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