NHL playoffs: Betting odds, lines for Friday’s Bruins-Maple Leafs, Flames-Avalanche games

In today’s SportsbookWire Best Bets series, we focus on Friday’s NHL playoff action, where there is a two-game slate.

Full breakdowns on each matchup can be found at SportsbookWire.USATODAY.com.

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins

Moneyline: Boston’s laying -145 as a home favorite. It went 1-1 as the favorite in Games 1 and 2 before being listed as the underdog in both games in Toronto. Take the Bruins to win a second consecutive game in the series for the first time after going 29-9-3 at home in the regular season.

Against the spread: Take the more experienced Bruins at +185 odds to win by two or more and take their first lead of the series.

Over/under: The total of 6 pays -105 on either side. Take another UNDER after Game 4’s outburst.

— Esten McLaren / Access full story at SportsbookWire

Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames

Moneyline: The Flames are heavy home favorites at -171 as they face elimination. We’ll back them for the outright win as they fight to see a Game 6.

Against the spread: Calgary won the series opener 4-0 in convincing fashion. Take them to cover -1.5 at +165 odds as a way to extract some value.

Over/under: Still just one of the four games thus far have gone over Friday’s total of 6. Take the UNDER at -105.

— Esten McLaren / Access full story at SportsbookWire

NHL odds courtesy of PointsBet; for a full listing of today’s odds, check out USA TODAY Sports’ odds page.

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