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Stars at Predators | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Predators -150 Favorites
The Stars rolled over the Predators 5-1 as -125 home favorites to tie up this best-of-seven first-round playoff series at 2-2 on Wednesday night, getting two goals from Roope Hintz and 34 saves from Ben Bishop. Alexander Radulov, Andrew Cogliano, and Mats Zuccarello also scored for Dallas in that win, while Roman Josi had the Predators’ lone goal in the third period. Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne gave up four goals on eight shots before getting the hook in the OVER result for totals bettors. That was the first OVER result so far in the series. Nashville had been set as a +105 underdog, and saw a two-game win streak come to an end.
Jets at Blues | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Blues -140 Favorites
The Jets took a 2-0 lead in Game 5 of this series on Thursday night but allowed St. Louis to score three times in the third period to lose 3-2 and fall behind 3-2 in the best-of-seven set. Adam Lowry and Kevin Hayes had staked Winnipeg to the lead early in the game, while Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn, and Jaden Schwartz replied for St. Louis to put them up in the series. The visiting team is now 5-0 in this series, with the Blues winning on Thursday night as small +105 underdogs in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The Jets had been set as -125 home favorites in the contest, and were coming off back-to-back road wins in Games 3 and 4.
Hurricanes at Capitals | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -135 Favorites
After losing Games 1 and 2 in Washington the Hurricanes have stormed back to tie up this first-round series with a pair of victories at home, including a slim 2-1 win at -120 on the NHL betting lines in Game 4 on Thursday night. Warren Foegele and Teuvo Teravainen had the goals for the Hurricanes in the contest, with Alex Ovechkin picking up the Capitals’ lone marker on the powerplay in the second period. The UNDER paid off for totals bettors in both of Carolina’s home victories, as they’d won 5-0 in Game 3 back on Monday. Washington had been set as a +100 underdog for Game 4, and has now lost four of its last seven outings.