With the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks deadlocked at two games apiece, tonight's Game 5 is destined to be a heated affair. We talk with Chris Bennett, an oddsmaker at The LVH, about the money coming in on tonight's NHL playoff action.
Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks - Open: -145, Move: -142, Move: -145
The line for Game 5 opened with the 'Hawks as -145 favorites and hasn't moved much from that general vicinity. Boston money moved the line down to -142 temporarily but now most of the money coming in is on Chicago.
"The majority of the money we're seeing now is on the Blackhawks," Bennett told Covers. "We took a little money at -142 and moved the line back to -145 and right now, I'd say we're seeing about five-to-one action on the Blackhawks."
Chicago will be happy to be back at home where it has posted a playoff record of 10-2. The two clubs split the first two games of the series in the Windy City.
The two clubs hammered the total in Game 4 as they combined for 11 goals in Chicago's 6-5 overtime victory. The total for tonight's game opened at five but bettors seem to believe in a low-scoring.
"Money we're seeing is coming in on the under. At the moment, nobody is even touching the over," says Bennett.
The teams have split the over/under in the first four games of the series. The under is 6-1 in Blackhawks' last seven when their opponent scores five goals or more in their previous game.
Chicago is 7-9-5 O/U in the playoffs and the Bruins are 9-9-2 O/U in their quest for the Cup.