NHL betting information for Round 2 of 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs

In the Stanley Cup playoffs’ first round, favorites had a slight advantage. Six of eight series favorites won. Favorites overall were +0.85 unit. Favorites, who were +35.9 during the regular season, enjoyed another profitable season.

Recent seasons have seen many upsets in the second round. In the past five postseasons, underdogs and favorites have split the 20 series equally (10-10). For each game, the favorites were +21.6 units during this round.

The Overs have been also successful, going 31-18-2. The Rangers-Penguins series surpassed the total in each game. It was the first seven-game series of NHL history to have at least seven goals.

Also, puck lines have become more profitable. 75% of games were decided with at least two goals, up from 49% in two previous postseasons.

Caesars Sportsbook Odds. Historical series odds from SportsOddsHistory.com.

St. Louis Blues (+320) vs. Colorado Avalanche (-410)

  • This is the longest series line in the second round of the tournament since 2010, when it was created. Pittsburgh Penguins(-430). Montreal Canadiens (+335). Montreal beat Pittsburgh in seven matches

  • Series underdogs at least +300 have been 4-4 in playoff series (+10.55 unit) since 2010. They have been 9-16 (+18.65%) in the last 20 postseasons.

  • The Avalanche (-500), swept the Blues (+400) when these teams met in round one of last season’s playoffs.

  • The total was exceeded by all three regular season meetings.

  • When the Blues are the underdogs, overs are 21-8-1 The Blues are currently 15-12-3 underdogs (+4.05 units).

  • This season, the Avalanche are 34-5-4 home (+10.25 units). They are the 2nd most profitable team in the NHL at-home.

Edmonton Oilers (+170) vs. Calgary Flames (-200)

  • Edmonton will be an underdog in the playoffs for the first time since 2017. In the playoffs, Edmonton was the underdog in Game 1. They had been 5-10 (-10.85 unit) the Oilers during the last three seasons.

  • The Oilers were not series underdogs in this manner since 2006 Western Conference Semifinals (+170 Sharks vs Oilers) which was won in 6.

  • Edmonton is a 28-11 home favorite in this season (+8.5 units).

  • The Flames lost -12.2 units at their home, compared to +7.9 on the road during the regular season. They went 3-1 at their home (+0.6 units) while they were 1-2 on the road (0-2.2 units).

  • All four regular season meetings were won by the home team.

Tampa Bay Lightning (+130) vs. Florida Panthers (-150)

  • Since the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals, when the Lightning were +175 vs. the Penguins and lost in 7, this is the first series the Lightning have been plus money to win. The Lightning were favored in 12 straight series, before defeating the Maple Leafs at -105 in the first round.

  • Jon Cooper’s postseason series have the Lightning at 5-1.

  • Lightning have never been less than +140 in any of their games this season. They have also not been more that +145 in any of their last five seasons.

  • The Lightning are currently 30-14-3 (+16.97) as an underdog over the last five seasons and 11-3 in playoffs as an underdog (+19.3 units). Tampa is 6-6-2 this season as an underdog (+1.5 units), including 2-2 in playoffs (+0.3).

  • The Panthers have +27.3 units Sergei BobrovskyIn net, the NHL’s best mark and the highest mark made by any goalie in a single year in the past five seasons.

  • The Panthers have a home record of +16.3 units (36-8-0), which makes them the most profitable NHL team.

New York Rangers (+180) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (-220)

  • When the Hurricanes beat the Rangers in Round 2 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Qualifying round, they were -140 series favourites.

  • The Rangers were last underdog in the +175 series when they played in the 1st round of 2009 (+210 vs Capitals), which was lost in seven games.

  • The Rangers are 12-8 as an underdog with Igor ShesterkinIn net (+7.15 Units).

  • All seven Rangers playoff games have exceeded the total. Rangers games in the regular season were 46-32-4 to under, which is the highest under percentage in NHL. Shesterkin starts were 33-18-1.

  • Rangers are at +17.5 units for the season, which is best in NHL. They are top four in the NHL with +8.6 and +8.9 at home, respectively.

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