NHL Scoring is Up, But Don’t Go Blindly Betting ‘Overs’ Just Yet

by John Ewing • December 19, 2017

Scoring is up in hockey. On average, NHL teams have found the back of the net 2.97 times per game. That is the highest scoring rate since the 2005-06 season (3.08 goals). Rules changes implemented at the beginning of the season are one explanation for the increased scoring. Of note, the league put an emphasis […]

Most Profitable NHL Betting Systems

by John Ewing • October 3, 2017

Another NHL season begins tomorrow. Not a fan of hockey? No worries. You can still profit when the puck hits the ice, just follow these betting systems to get an edge. Home Favorites Early in Season In most sports, our Pro Systems focus on backing the underdogs but in hockey, especially early in the season, […]

2018 Stanley Cup Odds

by John Ewing • June 12, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 to win the 2017 Stanley Cup. The Pens are the early favorites to win the 2018 Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh is listed at +850 (5Dimes) and +900 (BetOnline) to three-peat. Five teams have won back-to-back-to-back titles but none since the Islanders in 1983. The Edmonton […]

Bet the UNDER in NHL Game 7s

by John Ewing • May 24, 2017

It is exhausting playing a seven game series in the Stanley Cup playoffs. If a series goes the distance, is there value betting the UNDER in Game 7? For those short on time, the answer is Yes. When teams are fresh early in a series, Games 1-4, the UNDER has gone 295-291 (50.3%), -28.8 units […]

NHL Game 7s are hard to predict

by John Ewing • May 24, 2017

Eastern Conference Game 7 Update The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday. Since 2005, home teams in Game 7s are 25-25 straight-up. Teams that won Game 6 are 25-25 straight-up in Game 7. The Favorite in Game 7s is 28-22 (56%). Originally posted on […]

Crowdsourced Stanley Cup Value Bets 4.24.17

by John Ewing • April 24, 2017

The second round of the NHL Playoffs is set. Only eight teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup. Which team should you bet to win it all? To answer that question we crowdsourced projections from four different simulations to create a consensus estimate on the most likely teams to hoist the Cup. To […]

Can NHL Playoff teams avoid being swept?

by John Ewing • April 18, 2017

The Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Flames and Wild are on the verge of elimination. Each team has started the 2017 NHL playoffs with three straight losses. Can these teams avoid being swept? Since 2005, teams down 0-3 have won Game 4 57.1% of the time (24-18). The Blue Jackets and Flames will play their elimination game […]

NHL First Round System

by Travis Reed • April 11, 2017

The NHL playoffs start this week and I dove into the Bet Labs software to see if there were any systems worth following focusing on the opening round.  After setting the round to Conference Quarterfinals, the next filter I looked at was Home / Visitor and found these results: Simply betting on the visiting team […]

Crowdsourced Stanley Cup Value Bets

by John Ewing • April 11, 2017

Which team should you bet to win the 2017 Stanley Cup? To answer that question we crowdsourced six projection systems to create a consensus champion. With the puck dropping on the NHL Playoffs Wednesday, these are the teams to wager on. To determine if a team has value we look at what their current odds […]

Consensus Odds to win the Stanley Cup

by John Ewing • April 10, 2017

The NHL playoffs start Wednesday. Which team will win the Stanley Cup? We complied simulations from six different sites to create the ultimate consensus NHL Playoff projection. Washington has home-ice throughout the playoffs and was the best team in the regular season (won President’s Trophy). The Capitals Stanley Cup probabilities range from 14.0% to 32.1% […]