avatar Written by Graeme on Friday, December 16th, 2016

It was quite the thrilling night of hockey last night.

It started off strong with goal fests in both the Ducks game and the Blackhawks game. Both games were just fantastic to watch early on and they were both tight games with the road teams coming out ahead.

The Coyotes pulled off the upset against the Leafs, and Winnipeg fought back big to take out the Panthers. The Wild stepped up again and what’s impressive is how little shots they got on net against Rinne.

We had no tips last night so of course every single thing we were leaning towars actually won. Figures. In saying that, only the Ducks/Bruins over was a dominant one. The Hawks pick was based on Darling playing tight and he didn’t exactly do that last night and both Coyotes and Jets relied on shootouts. So while they all won they were still close enough that they could have gone either way.

Some lovely weather in Kingston at the moment:


Fun stuff. And now a ton of snow is predicted over night. Sounds like the perfect weekend to stay at home and just watch sports. So pumped for the Super Sage fight.

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Penguins vs Kings Betting Tips:

My only real concern about this one is low scoring in past games. Only 1 game in the last 9 meetups between the two has went Over 5.5 goals. That was back in 2015 when the Kings won 5-3 at home.

But based on recent performances of the teams, I’ve got to take the Over here. The Penguins have went Over 5.5 every game this month and you have to go back to November 19th for their last under. The Kings have had a few solid games from the goaltending and defensive end of things but are usually going over. Both offenses are on fire at the moment and we may have the bonus of a rusty Fleury in net although either goalie is fine with me. Letang is out too.

Over 5.5 Goals

Canada: 2.06 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: +105 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 2.06 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

Flames vs Blue Jackets Betting Tips:

I’m going to go with the Calgary Flames to bounce back after their loss to Tampa a couple of nights ago.

They were on a nice winning run prior to that game and I think the break hurt them. The momentum was gone and they just looked overall sloppy.

I’ve liked what I have seen from Calgary this season and I feel they match up well with the Jackets. Jackets are doing well of course but the Flames got that big 2-0 win in Columbus last month and they play a style which I think can frustrate the Jackets.

I’m going with the home underdogs tonight – Calgary Flames to win incl OT/SO if Johnson is in net.

Canada: 2.10 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Bet.
USA: +110 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 2.05 Odds at Bet365.

Canucks vs Lightning Betting Tips:

Tampa are pretty big favourites on the road but I’m not sold on them yet. Of course I can’t back the Canucks either especially after that Hurricanes game. They’re just not a team you can count on.

Both teams are brutal on defense at the moment. The Tampa offense has been looking good in the last two games though and the 5-1 loss at home to Vancouver will be fresh in their memory.

I’m going with Over 5 incl OT/SO.

Canada: 1.80 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Bet.
USA: -120 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.76 Odds at Bet365.

Mathematical/Experimental Betting Systems:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental. Previous Records: 1st Period System 30-36 (+15.99u), OHL 28-15 (+17.15u)

WHL Betting Tips(18-17, -1.97u): Portland Winterhawks in regulation at 2.40 odds.

AHL Betting Tips(17-8, +8.31u): Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in regulation at 1.75 odds.Syracuse Crunch in regulation at 2.05 odds.

1st Period Betting:

Canadians: Sports Interaction, Bet365 & 888 Sports.
Americans: BetOnline or Bovada.
Everyone Else: Bet365 or 888 Sports.

OHL, WHL & AHL Betting:

Canadians: Bodog and 888 Sports.
Americans: Bovada.
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