#### snooptodd

##### 3 of a Kind

I recently wrote a top-10 Stanley Cup Playoffs bets column, but was disappointed to see how few that sportsbooks really offer. One glaring one that was missing was a Stanley Cup Grand Salami (total goals in the playoffs).

I did a quick tally to try to figure out about where that number should be ... here's my results.

There will be at least 60 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year with a maximum of 105 games. If the average series length is 5.5 games, and the average over/under for those games is 5.25 goals, the Grand Salami for the tournament should be set 433.

Then I looked at last year's results; there were 520 goals scored, which is WAY more than I thought there would be. Of course, there were 93 games last year, with a whopping seven 7-game series (average series length was 6.2 games), so that made a huge difference. The average number of goals per game was 5.6, which was a bit higher than I expected, but not a huge difference.

Where do you think the line should be set? And yes, this is something I might be interested in making a small ($20-$50) wager on.