• Even though the Panthers are favored to win game four, the Capitals are the current favorite to take the series.
  • Over the course of the NHL Playoffs, there have only been 30 teams to erase a 3-1 hole and win the series.

WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals take on the Florida Panthers at home tonight in a critical Game Four of the NHL’s first round of the 2022 playoffs. Currently down two games to one as the originally projected favorite, the Panthers are favored to even the series in game four.

Game Four Series Odds

  • Panthers -180
  • Capitals +120

Out of the first three games of the series, the only close game was a 4-2 Washington win in Florida. The Panthers came back for Game Two and took a 5-1 dub, followed by Washingtons 6-1 win at home in Game Three.

Betting on the NHL offers many different varieties of betting types and the over/under of this game four could have serious potential.

In game one of the series, both teams played extremely competitively and the game ended with under six goals scored. Even with Washington’s Game Two dominant victory, the final score was still under six goals scored.

Over Under Odds

  • Over 6.5 (-130)
  • Under 6.5 (+110)

This back-and-forth exchange of blowouts has also been seen in other series in this year’s playoffs so far. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs series has followed the same structure of back-and-forth wins and the Lightning successfully evened the series last night with a 7-3 victory.

Looking at these various trends, there are multiple great legal betting opportunities for this crucial game four in Washington. If the Panthers go against the odds and fail to even the series, they will fall into a 3-1 hole.

In the history of the NHL playoffs, a 3-1 lead has only been overcome 30 times.

Even if the Panthers do even the series, oddsmakers have the Capitols favored to win the series. Before the playoffs began, the Panthers were set as the favorite at -360 odds but things have since shifted.

Current Odds To Win Series

  • Panthers -140
  • Capitals +120

There are even great betting opportunities for each period of the game. Out of the three-bet types, betting on the over/under of each period offers value. The over is favored (1.5 goals) in all three periods. Less than two goals have only been scored in one of the nine periods that have been played thus far.

Over/Under By Period Odds

Odds Over 1.5 Under 1.5
Period 1 -130 110
Period 2 -170 185
Period 3 -230 170

The best betting opportunity in this series is not necessarily on the individual games themselves. The Capitals have home-ice advantage in Game Four and carry the momentum from their 6-1 blowout that occurred Saturday evening.

Taking their +120 odds to win the series could go a long way, especially if they take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a win tonight at home in Game Four.

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