The Stanley Cup betting action for 2010 has officially reached the halfway point with Game 4 of the hockey betting championship just hours away. The Chicago Blackhawks have staked out a 2-1 lead heading into the Game 4 NHL odds matchup in Philly and the Flyers would love to even things up at 2-2 after an inspiring Game 3 4-3 OT victory.
As to which team will win the next installment of the Stanley Cup betting action is up in the air, but with an NHL betting title on the line you can be sure that the hockey betting action will continue to be fast and furious in Game 4.
So far this NHL playoff betting series has been unbelievable. Each game has been decided by a single goal and several of these could have gone either way. We could just as easily be looking at a 2-1 Philly lead as a Chicago lead.
One key hockey betting factor to remember heading into this Stanley Cup betting Game 4 is the fact that home ice has been a key variable in this NHL odds matchup. The home team has won every game so far and that doesn’t seem likely to change in Game 4. Philadelphia is one of the most difficult places to play in the NHL playoff betting action and the Flyers have been superb on the home ice this year and have lost just 1 game the entire post season at home.
It’s hard to imagine the Flyers giving losing a game in Philly but the Blackhawks are a dangerous team and if there’s any team that could steal a hockey betting victory here it’s Chicago.
Despite losing Game 3 the Hawks finally got their leading scorers Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the board (Kane 1 goal and 1 assist, Toews 1 assist) and that could be a dangerous precedent for the Flyers. The Philly defenders have done a superb job shutting down Chicago’s super stars and forcing other players like fringe veteran Marion Hossa to beat them. But once big time players like Toews and Kane get smell of the net, it can be like a shark getting a taste of blood.
Still, with the likes of Chris Pronger patrolling the ice the Flyers should be able to continue to contain the Hawks superstars and outscore Chicago in Game 4.