Predators (-105): Putting my faith in Rinne and Co. that they can get this done at home and force a game 7. This is a Predators team that gets tough when their backs are against the wall. There’s no denying the Sharks absolutely dominated them on Saturday, but I think a high character team like the Preds can get off the mat and come out punching tonight. It’s also worth noting that Sharks Power Play which has been lights out at home during the playoffs has been a bit more pedestrian on the road. That Sharks Power Play is a huge part of their success and if the Preds can keep that in check I really like their chances here.
Stars (+140): The Blues are the better of these two teams. I’ve said that since before Game 1 and I haven’t changed my mind once. That said, +140 is too high for this game. I happily took the Stars at +125 in Game 4 and cashed that one, so at +140 tonight I’ll jump right back in there again. The +140 line here implies about a 41.7% chance of victory for the Stars. I put that number around 45% meaning at +140 I just can’t stay away.