Hockey betting season has nearly reached its crescendo with the Stanley Cup Finals just a series and a half away in the NHL playoff betting action. This year the NHL playoff wagering has been fast and furious as always but a touch more unpredictable.
The first round of the playoff betting was riddled with upsets and anyone that made a hockey bet had to be very careful in choosing their play.
However, with the first round of the NHL playoff hockey betting in the bag and the conference semi-finals half in the bag, it’s becoming a bit easier to sort out the online betting grain for the chaff. There are several teams that have emerged as favorites to make a run at the Stanley Cup betting final.
In the east it looks like there are two teams set on a collision course for the Eastern Conference Finals: the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins.
The Pens are no real surprise considering this team is the defending Stanley Cup odds champion.
However, most hockey betting fans thought -and were hoping- that they would have to play the Washington Capitals in an epic playoff series where every sports betting fan in the universe would be clamoring to make a hockey bet on what would have been an epic NHL playoff betting series.
However, hockey betting fans are well aware of what happened and the Caps didn’t hold up their end of the sports betting bargain and were knocked out in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens -a team that the Pens seem to be on their way to beating in the conference semi-finals.
Pittsburgh looks like a lock for the Conference finals as the team simply gets better the farther along the hockey betting season gets. But the team that seems to have already set its conference final invitation in stone is the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins qualified for the NHL playoff betting action as a #6 seed and no hockey betting expert had much hope for this team even advancing past the first round of the playoffs. Yet the Bruins have a 3-0 lead over Philly and are just one win away from the conference final betting where the team will most likely meet up with the Pens.
In a Pens-Bruins hockey betting Eastern Conference Final the Pens are the favorite. The Bruins has so far beaten up their opponents on their way to hockey betting playoff success and will try the same approach against the Pens but the Pens are simply too talented.