NHL Playoffs

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% […]

Finding Value on the Sharks in Game 5

by John Ewing • June 7, 2016

The Sharks are down 3-1 in the Stanley Cup after losing to Pittsburgh 3-1 in Game 4 Monday night. How likely is San Jose to rally in their first-ever finals? Through the 2016 playoffs, there have been 285 teams that have taken a 3-1 series lead. Only 28 times has the team trailing in the […]