Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings - NHL Finals Betting Free Picks

NHL Finals Free Picks at Gambling Advisor blogThe fans at Joe Louis Arena will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings when they take their seats on Saturday for the opening game of the Stanley Cup final.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Wings listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Penguins, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.

The Penguins defeated the Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night for a clean sweep of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final.

The Penguins won that game as -140 favorites, while the five goals fell UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Ruslan Fedotenko, Max Talbot, Bill Guerin, and Craig Adams scored for the Penguins in that victory. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots on the night.

The Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 2-1 in OT in Game 5 of the Western Conference final last time out, as -270 favorites.

The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Darren Helm scored the winner at 3:58 of overtime in that win, and Dan Cleary added his eighth of the playoffs.

Chris Osgood was named the game's first star after posting a 30-save performance in the series clincher.

Gambling Advisor blog Free Pick: Penguins + 130

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 45-28-9

Detroit: 51-21-10

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games

Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Detroit is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Pittsburgh

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games at home

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