This is Part 2 of our 3 part series on NHL Betting Tips for the 2013 draft which occurs this weekend.
If you missed part 1 with our betting tips, click here.
Part 3 is here.
Bovada(USA) or Bodog(Canada) or http://www.SportsInteraction.com for everyone else also has betting props based on the league the player played in before getting drafted. These bets are Over / Under bets. How many players who played in a certain league will be drafted in the first round. They will post a number and you have to bet on if there will be more or less players drafted from the specific league in the first round. Again we went over many mock drafts and will give you the most likely outcome.
How many players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will be drafted in the 1st Round?
- Over 7½: 2.00
- Under 7½: 1.71
As always the OHL produces a large number of players drafted and this year should be no exception. Sean Monahan and Darnell Nurse both played in the OHL and are expected to be picked in the top ten. Plus you have at least 3 players from the London Knights alone who are to be picked in the first round. That’s 5 players right there and there are many more scattered throughout the first round on many different Mock drafts. I would guess that there will be at least 8 players taken from the OHL in the first round and would suggest to bet over on this betting prop.
How many players from the Western Hockey League (WHL) will be drafted in the 1st Round?
- Over 6½: 1.71
- Under 6½: 2.00
There are plenty of players who played in the WHL last year who will be drafted in the first round this year. In addition to Seth Jones, who may or may not go first overall, there are another 4 who are sure things to go in this round; Hunter Shinkaruk, Mirco Mueller and Curtis Lazer. But will there be another 2 more taken? It’s very likely that there will be but this one makes me nervous. I would still bet that there will be more than 7 taken due to amazing talent the WHL produces each and every year.
How many players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMHL) will be drafted in the 1st Round?
- Over 7½: 1.71
- Under 7½: 2.00
This year seems to be the year of the QMJHL. There may be 2 players taken in the top 3 that played in this league last year. Nathan MacKinnon will probably go first overall and Jonathan Drouin will either go second or third. There may only be one goalie taken in the first round this year but he played in the QMJHL, Zachary Fucale. This is probably the safest bet out of the above mentioned ones and it should and will go over 8 players drafted in the first round of this years draft.
8 may seem high, but this league is churning out some incredible talent as of late. Bet OVER 7.5 players chosen in the first round out of the QMJHL
How many players from the USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program will be drafted in the 1st Round?
- Over ½ :2.00
- Under ½: 1.71
Well there isn’t expected to be a lot of players drafted from the Development Program this year. And with the number for the over / under at .5 you are betting either yes or no that there will be a player taken from the program at all in this years first round. I have seen some mixed results and sometimes there is and others there isn’t. But to win this bet we only need 1 single player to be taken from this league and I like the odds of that. Bet that there will be a player drafted in the first round who played in the USA Hockey’s National Development Program
How Many Trades will there be the Day of the Draft?
- Over 5.5: 1.83
- Under 5.5: 1.83
Ah trades. I love this part of the game and the Draft Day itself. Teams may see something that no other teams have seen and are willing to trade players and or picks to move up or down in the draft to get them. This year it should be very interesting on the day of the draft and I expect there to , as always, be a good number of trades made. I am betting Over 5.5 trades will be made on the day of the draft
This is a no-brainer for me. There is always a good number of trades made and with the cap going down and teams allowed to buy out players there will be action. Bet over 5.5 trades will be made at Bovada(USA) or Bodog(Canada) or http://www.SportsInteraction.com for everyone else