Series Odds + Playoff Preview

The odds in Vegas can often tell you a lot about sports.

So far, the oddsmakers are saying the Flyers will have a tough time against Boston in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – which starts tomorrow afternoon at TD Garden. Here are the current odds:

Odds to win series:
+120 Flyers
-150 Bruins

Odds to win the Stanley Cup:
Pittsburgh Penguins 5/2
Chicago Blackhawks 15/4
San Jose Sharks 5/1
Detroit Red Wings 5/1
Vancouver Canucks 11/2
Boston Bruins 12/1
Montreal Canadiens 15/1
Philadelphia Flyers 16/1

Odds for the series score:
Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 14/1
Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 15/2
Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 9/2
Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 5/1
Boston Bruins 4-0 9/1
Boston Bruins 4-1 9/2
Boston Bruins 4-2 9/2
Boston Bruins 4-3 15/4

Odds for total amount of games:
Over Games 5.5 (-190)
Under Games 5.5 (+155)

Also, a few prop bets:

Patrice Bergeron 2nd Round Points vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Over/Under 4.5

Zdeno Chara 2nd Round Points vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Over/Under 3

Mike Richards 2nd Round Points vs. Boston Bruins
Over/Under 4.5

Daniel Briere 2nd Round Points vs. Boston Bruins
Over/Under 4.5

Odds are courtesy of What do you think is the best bet here?


If you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy of today’s Daily News, which featured our second round preview, here is a composite list of links:

Our series predictions and why.

Position-by-position breakdown of the Flyers and Bruins.

Bernard Fernandez’s story about Brian Boucher’s allegiances as a hockey fan growing up in Woonsocket, R.I..

Story about Danny Briere and dealing with family and the pressure of playoffs.

There were a few other boxes - keys to the series, injury reports and series history - that you can only get in the paper.


The Flyers brought Jared Ross, Jon Kalinski, Andreas Nodl and Danny Syvret with them on the trip to Boston.

Here are the expected lines:
Van Riemsdyk-Ross-Asham

The Flyers will not have a pre-game skate tomorrow with the 12:30 start.

Expect an update on Simon Gagne’s MRI later today.

Also, be sure to read Matt Carle's latest blog for the Daily News!

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