NHL 2nd Round Predictions

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Last night we had to plays and came out with a very, very small profit.

We had the Predators as big +170 dogs and the UNDER at +105.  Nashville pretty much stunk, but somehow had a chance to tie it up late and almost did so.  The Preds lost 1-0, giving us a winner on the under for a small cash.

Today I have a series play in the Western Conference, but first wanted to get out something important to all the Canadian visitors….

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I hope you take my advice and don’t lose out on easy money… on to tonight’s picks

NHL Round 2 Betting Picks:

San Jose Sharks  (+110) over Detroit Red Wings [Series Play] – risking 3 units to win 3.30

Detroit comes into the second round with a lot of rest after sweeping the Phoenix Coyotes in four straight, outscoring them 18-10.  Good news for Detroit as Henrik Zetterberg is returning back from injury.

The San Jose Sharks finished off the Los Angeles Kings in 6 games on Monday night with a 4-3 overtime win courtesy of the series winning tally by Joe Thornton in the first extra frame.  Strangely enough the Sharks two losses in the first round came at home, where they’ve been stellar for most of the season.

These two teams met four times during the regular season.  Detroit won the first meeting in San Jose, and then the Sharks went on to take the last three games (two in Detroit and one at home).  San Jose has won 8 of these two teams last 10 meetings, which includes beating them in 5 games in last years post season.

Also note that the Red Wings have only won once in their last 5 games in San Jose, making the home ice advantage even sweeter for the Sharks.

In net for the Red Wings is Jimmy Howard who had 41 wins on the season with a mediocre 2.77 GAA and .909 SV %.  The San Jose Sharks have a proven winner with Antti Niemi in net, who won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks last season.  Niemi had 38 wins on the season with slightly better numbers than Howard  (2.50 GAA and .915 SV%).  Slight edge with San Jose here.

This is going to be maybe the most entertaining match up of the second round of these 2011 playoffs, with two very solid offensive teams doing battle.  The San Jose Sharks have won 31 of their last 43 games overall, and were one of the best teams since the All Star Break.  With home ice advantage and recent success over the Red Wings I love the Sharks as the underdogs in this series.

Sharks win in 7 games – my money is on San Jose to win the series at +110 and I’m risking 3 units to win 3.30 (same size as GOW plays).

 

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  1. I Agree san jose will win,tonight.
    My prediction is to see both washington and San jose in the finals.