And while it might be a heart breaking loss for the folks and fans of hockey betting in Detroit there is little doubt that the best team won this Stanley Cup odds matchup.
The San Jose Sharks have been a team that has dominated the NHL betting action all during the regular season action and now is continuing to dominate in the race to the Stanley Cup betting finals as well. Yet this team is somewhat under the radar as the Eastern Conference betting has captured the mind of most of the hockey betting public and even the other Western Conference Stanley Cup betting series seems to gaining more headlines the Sharks quiet domination so far in the NHL playoff betting action.
The Sharks dominance should hardly come as a surprise to most sports betting fans as the team finished the NHL betting season with the best record in the West (51-20-11; 103 points) and grabbed the #1 seed in the Stanley Cup betting competition. And even though most of the sports betting public has this team on their periphery, the Sharks simply haven’t gotten the respect they deserve this NHL playoff betting season.
Now as the first team to clinch a berth in the Conference Finals betting action this team will be rewarded with a long break to rest up while the Canucks and Blackhawks beat each other silly in what’s shaping up to be a very physical series.
It’s a well-earned break for the Sharks who needed just five hockey betting games to send a very good Detroit team home for the summer. With its 4-1 victory the Sharks have established themselves as the favorites in the Stanley Cup odds completion in the minds of most hockey betting handicappers.
The defending Stanley Cup betting champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are fighting for their lives, the Bruins and Flyers are fighting a hockey betting war of attrition and no one could make the #8 seed Canadiens a NHL playoff betting favorite. So, until some other team proves otherwise the Sharks are the early Stanley Cup betting favorites.