Belarus Extraleague (playoffs)
Well well, I little "hesitated" bout this when the series is on line, as Minsk can go to finals with a win, BUT I know from the expirience in hockey that when we have clearly a stronger side playing at home even in this situation they aint gonna play by safe. Surely Minsk want to finish this job like they are use to at home-ice. Also the away team has to take some risks in offense when game goes on, as Minsk is gonna score goals here. Yes, Minsk offense is too good for this league what can see from regular season stats. Scoring 96 goals at 29 home games. I know some about this Minsk team, as I have even watched them when they play CHL every season from Belarus, AND this season even made it playoffs where lost only 2-3 at home to maybe the biggest and best DEL team Red Bull Munchen. So surely I believe that Minsk is gonna go through here to finals, but Im not so sure backing them with handicaps, as the games have been close so far, even here at Minsk.
There is few guys expirience from KHL with Minsk team, and especially Drozdov pop up to my eyes as he is still a young prospect -99 born, he has had now two almost full seasons with Dinamo Minsk. Prob one of the bigger talents from Belarus in recent years, which shows when he has this season played in Belarus league with stats 7+11= 18pts in 23 games. Important player in offensive end, surely.
Actually both of the Minsk home games this series have been O4.5. Also I noticed yesterday with my other pick that there was 5/6 goals scored on PP, which means this level teams are not good defending front of their net when they play shorthanded, and maybe allow too easy shots. That should be good thing also concidering this bet.