Sports Betting - Saturday 1 June 2013 by

Eastern Conference Final: Boston vs. Pittsburgh Betting Odds

Regular readers here at Advantage Sports Betting know we are sitting in an enviable position as the 2013 NHL Eastern Conference Final gets underway on Saturday. Our futures wager from April 29 is still alive as we have Pittsburgh with +120 ML odds to win the East. Based on the recently posted odds at Bodog, we have a chance for a double dip as this series begins with an 8:00 PM ET puck drop on June 1, 2013, at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Eastern Conference Final: Boston vs. Pittsburgh Betting Odds

Penguins stacked squad opens East Final at home

After getting a bit of rough ride against a pesky New York  Islanders team in round one of the 2013 NHL playoffs, Pittsburgh flexed their scoring muscles and buried the Ottawa Senators is round two action. As the best club in the Eastern Conference during the NHL regular season the Penguins open the East Final on their home pond. With the big bad Boston Bruins as their opponents, fans of fantastic hockey won’t be disappointed by what will be a thrilling series.

Boston Bruins: Recover from Toronto scare to rub out the Rangers

Down 4-1 with under ten minutes to play in Game Seven of their opening round series against the Toronto Maples Leafs, the Bruins dug deep to tie the game with under a minute to play and then won it in overtime to advance to round two. A New York Rangers club in turmoil was next up and Boston cruised to convincing 4-1 series win as they outscored the Blueshirts 16-10 to set up this battle against the Penguins. Boston is in tough vs. this high scoring Pittsburgh team.

NHL Futures investment in Pittsburgh has us poised to take a double dip in the East Final

Our five hundred unit investment that backed the Penguins to represent the East in the Stanley Cup Final allows us to move some money around and possibly bank two wins on this series. With a possible 600 unit win on the horizon, we are going to take 500 units and back the Bruins at the online sportsbook with the +2.5 (-260) series spread. When the Penguins win the East Final, by a 4-2 or a 4-3 count, we will add an additional 192 units to our bankroll.

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