NHL Western Conference Finals: Blackhawks vs Ducks Game 5Published May 25, 2015 by Sol FH
Chicago and Anaheim get set for Game 5 tonight at 2:00 (UK) and pre-game online gambling odds are hotter than ever.
With the series now tied at two games apiece, Chicago and Anaheim are set on taking Game 5 for a 3-2 series lead. It may be a bit easier for the Ducks having home ice advantage, but that will not stop the Blackhawks on their quest for a Stanley Cup Final berth. The Blackhawks have won virtually every close game this off-season, taking their latest one in Game 4 against the Ducks.
Chicago has been winning in OT more than any other team in the playoffs. "We just need to bypass the first three periods and just play OT, it seems like," Chicago forward Bryan Bickell related. They have been able to do what no other team could do regularly and that is reach the back of Frederik Andersen’s net. The Blackhawks are now 4-0 in games making it to OT and are proving that they could be the team that deserves to raise Stanley this season.
The Ducks have been trying hard to break down the Anaheim defense, which is proving much harder than they originally thought. This play has left them open to counter-attack from the high flying Chicago forwards. "It’s going to wear them down," related Ducks center Ryan Kesler. "No human can withstand that many hits. We’re going to keep banging out there and going after them."
One thing is for sure, this series is just getting hotter with each and every game played and for punters looking to get in on the online gambling action, there is a ton of online props available.
Bet365 Sports is one of the leading online bookmakers in the world and is offering live coverage of tonight’s game. The Blackhawks are very slim underdogs at 2.10, while the Ducks come in at 1.76, mostly due to the home ice advantage.
Punters have the option for pre-game props including the Puck Line and additional team props, score props and much more.