Coming from a 0-3 deficit the Detroit Red Wings are just one win away to achieve the unthinkable as they take on the San Jose Sharks this Thursday, at HP Pavilion at 9:00 PM ET, in what could to be a tremendous game seven to bet on.
NHL Betting Odds:
Detroit Red Wings +1
San Jose Shark -1
Detroit’s 3-1 win on Tuesday was the first time any of these teams won a game by more than one score.
Before the series started the Sharks were the big favorites and they showed in the first three games but now the momentum switched completely and is on the Wings side.
Over the years just the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers, the 1975 New York Islanders, and 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs came back from a 0-3 deficit, meaning this is anything but an easy task.
Last season the Flyers not only came from a 0-3 deficit but they had to finish the series visiting the Boston Bruins in game seven, just like Detroit tonight. Philadelphia started losing the game 3-0 to them win it 4-3 in one of the most impressive and improbable comebacks in sports history.
Detroit will be the eighth team in NHL history to force a game 7 after being down 3-0, three completed the task and four failed in the attempt.
Keep in mind these NHL betting trends before making your bet:
26-15 OVER off an Under
17-12 ATS after a win by 2 goals or more
7-9 ATS after a 3 game unbeaten streak
28-24 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record
15-4 SU off a road loss by 3+ goals
21-15 ATS in a home game where the total is 5.5
33-26 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record
22-13 ATS revenging a loss versus opponent
13-5 ATS after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game
Simmons’ pick: Take the Sharks.