Pittsburgh at Nashville Stanley Cup Betting Odds Game 4

Posted by Ted Merrick on June 5, 2017 in

After the first period of Game 3, it looked like the Pittsburgh Penguins were going to take a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, as they went into the locker room for the first intermission with a 1-0 lead. Then the Predators finally started turning their swarming style into goals, as Roman Josi and Frederick Gaudreau scored 42 seconds apart, and the rout was on, as Nashville rolled to a 5-1 laugher. Game 4 is set for Monday night, and the Predators have a chance to send things back to Pittsburgh all square at two games apiece. Here’s a look at the latest Stanley Cup odds for the game.

Pittsburgh at Nashville Stanley Cup Betting Odds Game 4

When: Monday, June 5, 2017, 8:00pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
TV: NBC Sports
Radio: Pittsburgh / Nashville
Live Stream: NHL.tv
NHL Odds: Predators at -1½

Why should you bet on the Penguins?

Despite the fact that they scored the game’s opening goal, the Penguins did not show the same bursts of energy that they showed up in Pittsburgh. Neither Sidney Crosby nor Evgeni Malkin registered a single shot on goal. The lone goal came from Jake Guentzel, who posted his 13th goal of these playoffs and his fourth goal in the Finals. Matt Murray had his first ugly game since returning to take the starting job back from Marc-Andre Fleury. If the Penguins can play at the same intensity level that they showed in Games 1 and 2, then they will have plenty of chances to break through that Nashville defense like they did in Games 1 and 2.

Why should you put your money on the Predators?

Pekka Rinne finally looked confident against the Pittsburgh Penguins; in the first two games combined, he permitted eight goals on 36 shots. In Game 3, he stopped 26 of the 27 shots that he saw. It also helped that the Predators came out with more energy as a team. Playing in front of one of the loudest and most boisterous crowds in the entire league, the Predators spread the scoring around, as James Neal, Mattias Ekholm and Craig Smith all lit the lamp. With similar energy levels in Game 4, the Predators have a real shot at evening up the series.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It was nice to see the Predators show some confidence on the game’s biggest stage. Now that they have figured out that they can hang with the Penguins, I see them evening up this series with a 4-2 win.