Panthers - Lightning

  • The Florida Panthers have -165 odds to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2.
  • The Colorado Avalanche are favored to go up 2-0 on the St. Louis Blue with -240 odds.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The NHL Playoffs are in full swing and are well into the second round. In the East, the Florida Panthers will host the Tampa Bay Lightning while the Colorado Avalanche will host the St. Louis Blues in the West.

Both the Panthers and the Avalanche are the favorites to win on legal online sportsbooks and even have the same puck line.

East Playoffs Game 2: Florida Panthers Vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Florida Panthers Vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Moneyline: Panthers (-165) vs. Lightning (+140)
  • Spread: Panthers -1.5 (+150)
  • Total: 6.5 Points

Despite losing 4-1 while being favored in Game 1 of the second round, the Florida Panthers are favored once more against the Lightning and are even taking heavy action to win outright.

The Panthers moneyline odds originally opened up at -155 but with 75% of bets and 73% of the betting handle going their way, they saw a shift to -165. On the puck line, the Lightning have a strong -175 odds to cover the +1.5-point spread and are taking the action to back that up as well 84% of bets and 66% of the money.

The total points for Game 2 is set at 6.5 as it was in Game 1 regardless of the over missing by two goals. There is a heavy split on the point total with 75% of bets going towards the Under, but 72% of the betting handle going to the Over.

West Playoffs Game 2: Colorado Avalanche Vs. St. Louis Blues

Colorado Avalanche Vs. St. Louis Blues

  • Moneyline: Avalanche (-240) vs. Blues (+200)
  • Spread: Avalanche -1.5 (+100)
  • Total: 6.5 Points

The Colorado Avalanche are seeing heavily favored NHL odds on the St. Louis Blues being that they are still undefeated in this year’s playoffs and have remained so in a convincing manner.

The public has slightly shifted the Avalanches moneyline as well going from -235 to -240 as they take in 91% of bets and 76% of the betting handle. The spread though is seeing a sizeable split as St. Louis is sitting with 57% of the bets placed, however, sharps have thrown 92% of the money towards Colorado.

On the point total, it is heavily split as well as sharps are leaning on the Over at 71% of bets while the be total on the Under also sits at 71%. Sharps could be leaning on the Over due to Colorado taking control of the pace in each game and hitting it in three of their five games in the postseason thus far.