Sunday, April 08, 2012
Prop Betting Round One
-Over/Under Three and a Half (3.5) mentions during game broadcasts of Tim Thomas blowing off the President when the Bruins go to Washington DC: We all know the famous story of Tim Thomas not going to the White House because of his own political standpoint, but with the Bruins taking on the Capitals-- you can bet that someone will make the note when the Caps are the home squad.
-Moneyline of +1000 if President Barack Obama shows up to a Caps Playoff game: Despite living down the road from the Verizon Center, President Obama hasn't been to a Caps game, despite numerous calls for him to try to get to one. Maybe, as a gimmick, the POTUS could get down to see his local team and maybe stop by the locker rooms afterwords....
-Odds of 7/1 that the Vancouver Canucks will start Roberto Luongo for all of round one's games: The knock on Bobby Lu is that he can't take the pressure that well and is not going to be able to stay stable-- as been shown in past performances. The Canucks are blessed to have two solid keepers, so it's not that bad-- but for a guy who has about a decade left on his contract-- it's a bit troubling.
-Over/Under 10.5 mentions of how the Florida Panthers and Phoenix Coyotes are a high seed despite lower points totals: This has happened in the Southeast Division in the past, but this year the Pacific is in the fun as well. Many of the knowledgeable fans will know (and hate) this whole ordeal, but you can bet that some broadcasters will want to look smart and try to inform the viewer constantly.
-Odds of 1/3 that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers series has the most average PIMs per game than any other series: The fact these cross-state rivals just plain don't like each other is clear-- but with their match-up a weekend ago, it'll show that this series will be a brutal one and have the most hatred thrown across it.
-Moneyline of +150 of accusations of Sidney Crosby being a whiner by the Flyers: Craig Berube's comments coupled with what Mike Milbury, John Tortorella, and Don Cherry had said-- it's almost quick money to think that something will come up with this series.
-Over/Under Two and a Half (2.5) Shutouts for the St. Louis Blues: Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott have been lights out for the Blues and one the main reasons they're the 2nd seed in the West. Especially with playoff season being the season of goalies-- you can bet that tandem will be on their mark, whoever is playing in net.
-Over/Under Six and a Half (6.5) Games of the Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings series: The last two playoff meetings between these two teams went six games, with Detroit being the victors in both of those. With this being a solid 4/5 match-up, you can bet it'll be another barnburner for sure.
If you have anything else you want to throw in, go to the comments and make it happen. I'm sure I'll have some kind of preview before the series' start.