Bet the NHL Conference Finals at betED.com

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Payton
Published on:
May/13/2011

The conference finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs get going this weekend and betED.com has NHL Oddsfor both opening matchups.

The hard-hitting action starts Saturday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins face off in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final at the TD Garden (8:05 pm ET, NBC).

The Bruins are a -150 moneyline favorite and the over/under total is 5.5 in NHL Betting at betED.com.

Boston is 6-4-0-0 SU in the past 10 head-to-head meetings, and won the season series 3-1 SU. The teams last met March 3, a 2-1 Bruins win as a -200 home favorite.

Tampa Bay went 46-25-11 SU this season, the No. 5 seed in the East, while Boston was 46-25-11 SU, the No. 3 seed in the conference.

Both teams had long rests going into the conference finals, as both swept their semifinal series. The Lightning stunned the East No. 1 seed Washington Capitals, taking them out in four straight games, while Bruins did the same to the No. 2 seeded Philadelphia Flyers.

The Western Conference Final gets started Sunday when the San Jose Sharks visit the Vancouver Canucks for Game 1 of their best-of-seven series at Rogers Arena (8 pm ET, VERSUS).

The Canucks are a -160 favorite and the total is 5.5 in NHL Playoff Oddsat betED.com.

San Jose is 5-4-0-1 SU in the past 10 head-to-head, but Vancouver won the season series 3-1 SU. The teams last met on March 10, when the Canucks edged the Sharks 5-4 and covered as a +125 road underdog.

The Canucks went 54-19-9 SU, the No. 1 seed in the West and the NHL, and the Sharks were 48-25-9 SU, the No. 2 seed in the West.

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