We saw a fantastic result last night in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hockey betting value seekers should be rejoicing right now, as one game has now yielded a great value NHL pick.
Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Odds
In New York, the Rangers tied up their series with the Montreal Canadiens. It was a battle in which the home team played their best game since the opening one a few days ago. Now tied 2-2 in the series, the Rangers still were not overly convincing in the win. In fact, the Canadiens controlled most of the opening period and most of the final period, culminating in a Shea Weber blast off the post with less than two minutes remaining.
So what am I trying to say here? Don’t be fooled by this win. If anything, it has increased the payout for a hockey bet on the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal has been the better overall team in this series and should still prevail. Yes, New York is better on the road as the series now shifts to Montreal, but the Canadiens were the better team for most of the two games in La Belle Province.
So what’s my point here? Take the Canadiens for the NHL series odds! Montreal offers great value right now, because I firmly believe that they will win this series – possibly in the next two games. You’ll never get better odds on them than right now.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.