NHL Stanley Cup betting for Game 3 favors the Pittsburgh Penguins as they host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
Gamblers that bet on NHL action can watch this game on CBC in Canada and on Versus in the United States.
NHL Stanley Cup betting has been exciting on this series since it is a rematch of last year’s final. The Penguins have the young superstar scorers in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while the Red Wings have the veteran players and NHL Stanley Cup betting winning experience.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the first team in NHL Stanley Cup betting to return to the finals the following year after losing since the 1984 Edmonton Oilers. And yes, the Oilers won in NHL Stanley Cup betting in 1984. There are many similarities between that 1984 NHL Stanley Cup betting series to this year’s NHL Stanley Cup betting final. The Oilers were the up and coming team back then and finally got over the hump and beat the New York Islanders. This year it is the Penguins who are the young team while Detroit is the established champ. The Red Wings have won four times in NHL Stanley Cup betting since 1997.
Online betting gamblers that bet on NHL action might look to Pittsburgh but the Penguins know the entire series won’t be easy. “They’re the champs, and they’ll be a big challenge for us,” Pittsburgh forward Miroslav Satan said.
Pittsburgh was a solid home team during the regular season for gamblers who bet on NHL action while Detroit was one of the better road teams in hockey. The Penguins were even better than their overall home record though since they played far better once Dan Bylsma took over as head coach.
There should be a lot of goals scored in this NHL Stanley Cup betting series. The Red Wings were the top offense in the league this season while Pittsburgh was not far behind at #6. Neither team was anything special on defense as both were below average. In NHL Stanley Cup betting action though, both teams have picked up their defensive intensity so that could be a factor in keeping the scores somewhat under control.