NHL Pro Hockey Sports Betting Matchup Odds Previews for Monday

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The NHL Stanley Cup Finals will continue with Game 4 on Monday June 6th as the San Jose Sharks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sharks and Penguins will get things started from San Jose at 8PM Eastern Time and NBC 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 San Jose Sharks favored by -140 odds with the return on the underdog Pittsburgh Penguins at +120 odds. The goal total is lined at 5 ½ goals.

Every game in this Stanley Cup Finals has been decided by one goal with two games going overtime. The other game saw the winning goal scored in the final three minutes. Pittsburgh won the first two games of this series with many pundits citing a definite speed advantage for the Penguins. San Jose returned home for Game 3 and got outshot by a 42-26 margin. Yet they were able to close the gap in this series to 2-1 with their 3-2 home victory to Pittsburgh as a -152 wagering favorite with the total going under 5 ½ goals for the third straight time in this series. The Penguins were clinging to the 2-1 lead but it was Joel Ward at even strength scoring the equalizer at 8:48. No teams scored in the final eleven plus minutes of the game with San Jose still not holding any lead in this series. In overtime the Sharks got the game winner by Joonas Donkoi at even strength at 12:18 to make this a series. Martin Jones came up big as a faced a flurry of 42 shots on net and turned away 40 as he moves to 13-4 in the playoffs. Pittsburgh defensemen Ben Lovejoy had a hand in each of the team’s two goals as he had a goal and an assist in defeat. The Sharks had to overcome an early deficit once again as Pittsburgh scored the first goal in Game 3 which has been a pattern thus far in this series. San Jose has been strong on home ice in this year’s playoffs with a mark of 8-2.

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