NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Sports Betting Odds Previews for Saturday

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The Stanley Cup Finals continue on Saturday June 3rd as the Nashville Predators will host Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Predators and Penguins get things started from Nashville at 8PM Eastern Time and NBC Sports Network 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 -130 odds with the return on the underdog Pittsburgh Penguins at +120 odds. The goal total came in at 5 ½.

Pittsburgh is up 2-0 in this Stanley Cup Finals after their 4-1 victory on home ice in Game 2 to Nashville. It was a 1-1 tie after two periods then the Penguins erupted for three goals in the first 3:28 of the third period. Jake Guentzel had a two goal game for Pittsburgh in the win. Pittsburgh goal tender Matt Murray missed the start of the playoffs due to an injury. Marc Andre Fleury saw the bulk of the action but then struggled in the Eastern conference finals against the Washington Capitals. Murray was summoned into net for the Penguins and has responded with five wins in his six playoff games. Murray made 37 saves on 38 shots in the Game 2 victory. His goal against average is 1.54 in his post season appearances. Pittsburgh was in a scoring slump until they made the goalie switch. What we have found is the Penguins defensemen have stepped up to push the offense and it has resulted in more goals. It reveals the confident level that Pittsburgh has with Murray in net instead of Fleury. Matt Murray was in net when the team won the Stanley Cup Finals last season. The series moves to Nashville where the Predators have had good success in the playoffs. They are 7-1 at home in the playoffs with the only loss coming in overtime against Anaheim. There is some concern over Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne. He has allowed four goals in each of the two games of this playoff series. Rinne has given up eight goals in the 36 shots he has faced.

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