Bruins vs Penguins Game 1 Odds

Published on June 1st, 2013 12:51 am EST

The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins will square off in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday evening.

The final four teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs are the four teams who last won the Stanley Cup, which makes this a "tournament of champions" of sorts. The LA Kings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins are the last four teams to have won the Stanley Cup.

There are plenty of interesting storylines in the upcoming Boston vs Pittsburgh series. Will the Bruins be able to wear down the Penguins with their physical play? Will the Penguins' goaltending continue to hold? How will Jarome Iginla perform against the team that he turned down at the trade deadline? Will Crosby, Neal and others be able to continue their torrid play against the Bruins?

We'll start to find out the answers to these questions on Saturday evening.

Let's look at the current betting odds for Game 1:

Boston Bruins, +1 1/2, 1.50
Pittsburgh Penguins, -1 1/2, 2.70

Straight Up Odds

Boston Bruins, 2.65
Pittsburgh Penguins, 1.53

Over/Under

Over 5 1/2 Goals, 1.95
Under 5 1/2 Goals, 1.87

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Finally, the series price:

Boston Bruins, 2.65
Pittsburgh Penguins, 1.53

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Boston / Pittsburgh is THE marquee match-up for the Eastern Conference finals. Two rabid hockey markets, two of the best teams in the league, some of the best talent in the league - this should be a great series.

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