Hilton delivers NBA, NHL props

Jun 9, 2009 7:26 PM
by Mark Mayer |

Even the NHL and NBA title series have caught the proposition betting bug so often associated with the Super Bowl and March Madness.

It’s a doubleheader tonight beginning with Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals between Detroit and Pittsburgh starting at 5:05 PT on Versus. Then at 6 p.m. PT on ABC, the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Magic in Orlando for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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Currently, the Magic are listed as a 4-point favorite at the Las Vegas Hilton with the projected total at 198. The Lakers lead the best of 7 series 2-0 and can clinch the championship by winning two games in Orlando. Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) are on the Magic’s home court.

The Red Wings are one victory away from their second straight Stanley Cup title over Pittsburgh. The Penguins trail the best of 7 series 3-2 with the home team winning the previous five games. Pittsburgh is currently a -125 favorite with the projected total at 5½.

The most interesting hockey prop is the points comparison (goals and assists) between Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby. Datsyuk, who had two assists in his return to the lineup for Game 5, is a +135 underdog. Crosby, who has scored just one goal in the series, is a -155 favorite.

In the NBA, some enticing props involve the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom. Bynum has an over / under of 12½ rebounds, while Odom has an over / under of 12½ points. We like Bynum under and Odom over.

On the Orlando side, the over / under on Dwight Howard is 20½ points and 7 free throws. We think Howard will go over both projected figures. Here are the rest of the props provided by the Hilton:


NHL (Game 6) : Detroit vs Pittsburgh
WILL EITHER TEAM SCORE IN FIRST 10 MINUTES OF GAME?
YES                         -120
NO                          EVEN

WILL THE TEAM THAT SCORES FIRST WIN?
YES                         -200
NO                          +175

MOST POINTS(Goals+Assists)
PAVEL DATSYUK (DET)         +135
SIDNEY CROSBY (PIT)         -155

MOST POINTS(Goals+Assists)
NICKLAS LIDSTROM (PIT)      +105
SERGEI GONCHAR (DET)        -125

TOTAL SHOTS ON GOAL BY: DETROIT RED WINGS
OVER                  33.5  -110
UNDER                 33.5  -110

TOTAL SHOTS ON GOAL BY: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
OVER                  30.5  -110
UNDER                 30.5  -110

NBA (Game 3) : LA Lakers at Orlando

TOTAL 3 POINT FIELD GOALS MADE BY: BOTH TEAMS
OVER           15.5  -110
UNDER          15.5  -110

LARGEST LEAD OF THE GAME BY: EITHER TEAM
OVER           15.5  -110
UNDER          15.5  -110

TEAM TO SCORE 10+ POINTS FIRST  
LAKERS               EVEN
MAGIC                -120

TEAM TO SCORE 15+ POINTS FIRST
LAKERS               +105
MAGIC                -125

TEAM TO SCORE 25+ POINTS FIRST
LAKERS               +120
MAGIC                -140

WILL TEAM THAT WINS 1ST QUARTER WIN GAME?
(If 1st Quarter is tied--all bets are refunded)
YES                  -190
NO                   +170

TOTAL POINTS+ASSISTS BY: KOBE BRYANT (LAL)
OVER           37.5  -110
UNDER          37.5  -110

TOTAL FREE THROWS MADE BY: KOBE BRYANT (LAL)
OVER            7.5  -130
UNDER           7.5  +110

TOTAL POINTS+ASSISTS BY: PAU GASOL (LAL)
OVER           20.5  -110
UNDER          20.5  -110

TOTAL POINTS BY: TREVOR ARIZA (LAL)
OVER           10.5  EVEN
UNDER          10.5  -120

TOTAL POINTS BY: DEREK FISHER (LAL)
OVER            8.5  EVEN
UNDER           8.5  -120

TOTAL POINTS+REBOUNDS BY: ANDREW BYNUM (LAL)
OVER           12.5  -110
UNDER          12.5  -110

TOTAL POINTS BY: LAMAR ODOM (LAL)
OVER           12.5  -110
UNDER          12.5  -110

TOTAL POINTS BY: LOS ANGELES LAKERS
OVER           96.5  -110
UNDER          96.5  -110

TOTAL POINTS BY: DWIGHT HOWARD (ORL)
OVER           20.5  EVEN
UNDER          20.5  -120

TOTAL FREE THROWS MADE BY DWIGHT HOWARD (ORL)
OVER              7  -130
UNDER             7  +110

TOTAL POINTS BY RASHARD LEWIS (ORL)
OVER           19.5  EVEN
UNDER          19.5  -120

TOTAL POINTS+REBOUNDS BY HEDO TURKOGLU (ORL)
OVER           21.5  -110
UNDER          21.5  -110

TOTAL POINTS+REBOUNDS BY MICKAEL PIETRUS (ORL)
OVER           14.5  -110
UNDER          14.5  -110

TOTAL POINTS BY: ORLANDO MAGIC
OVER          100.5  -110
UNDER         100.5  -110


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