NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Sports Betting Odds Previews for Monday

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The NHL Finals continue on Monday June 5th as the Nashville Predators are at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Predators and Penguins get underway at 8PM Eastern Time and NBC TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Nashville Predators favored by -155 odds with the return on Pittsburgh Penguins at +135 odds. Over under odds 5.5 goals.

Nashville returned home after falling behind 2-0 to Pittsburgh losing 4-1 and 5-3. The Predators earned a 5-1 victory to the Penguins in Game 3 as -144 betting favorites. The series is now 2-1 in favor of Pittsburgh. The Penguins held a 1-0 lead after one period then gave up three unanswered goals to the Predators in the second period with two allowed in the third period. Nashville has been solid playing playoff hockey at home this season with only an overtime loss to Anaheim. There was concern for Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne after he struggled in the first two games of the finals. He responded solidly in Game 3 as he saved 27 of 28 shots in the win. Rinne in the post season has a goal against average of 1.93. Penguins goaltender Matt Murray missed the start of the post season due to injury. It was Marc Andre Fleury in net until he struggled in the series against the Washington Capitals. Matt Murray replaced Fleury and had won five of six playoff games prior to his loss in Game 3. Murray allowed five goals in the 33 shots he faced. In the playoffs Murray has a goal against average of 1.96 in his eight playoff games played. The lone goal of the game for the Penguins was scored by rookie Jake Guentzel. In his 22 playoff games the rookie center has scored 13 goals and assisted on seven assists for 20 points. Guentzel scored 16 goals during the regular season. The Nashville Predators goals were scored by five different Predators players in their Game 3 victory. Two of the Nashville goals were scored on the power play.

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