avatar Written by Graeme on Saturday, December 17th, 2016

It was a 1-2 night last night with the NHL Tips on a night with some real interesting games.

I said yesterday that I wasn’t sold on the Lightning and I was on the money there as Tampa got beat by the Canucks. Tampa started strong but blew their lead. We had Over 5.5 in that one and thankfully an empty netter got it for us. Honestly I expected more from the Tampa offense.

Unfortunately I didn’t doubt the Flames enough – or maybe I just didn’t give the Jackets enough credit. We had the Flames to win but the Jackets got a big win. I watched that one this morning and there’s something beautiful about the Jackets at the moment – team cohesion and spirit is at an all time high.

And finally we lost with the Over 5.5 in the Kings/Penguins game and I don’t even want to talk about that one!

We turn our attention to Saturday, December 17th. An interesting day. Apparently Price is going to start for the Habs. After last night are they going to bond together and put on a huge performance? Or is pulling him going to cause a lot of drama?

Write-ups are going to be short today and no odds comparison. I am used to working with my desktop computer and multiple monitors etc. I have a pretty rad setup. However we had multiple kids stay over last night and I am reduced to this:


Which hey is a nice enough setup but I am just not used to working on a laptop as much. This is my usual setup:


Which in the morning has all the NHL action going from the previous night, or previous matchups between teams who are playing tonight or sports recap shows etc.

Quite the difference.

Coyotes vs Wild Betting Tips:

I’ve got to take the Arizona Coyotes here with Darcy Kuemper in net. Bet based on Smith being in net for the Coyotes.

Coyotes are around 3.30-3.35 and that line just feels like it reflects Dubs being in net. Other than the Sens game Kuemper has been poor all all season I’ve felt. Wild are more than just Dubs but until Kuemper can step up I’ve got to bet against him.

Devils vs Senators Betting Tips:

I like the Devils to win tonight and end their slump. They’ve been poor on the road but their performances in Ottawa over the past couple of seasons will give them the confidence – knowing they can win here.

Condon looks to be in net for the Sens and he’s been strugging these last few games to put it lightly. While they get Borowiecki back they are without Hoffman which is a big loss. Knowing Borowiecki he’ll probably give the Devils a PP within a minute of the game starting.

Lightning vs Oilers Betting Tips:

Tampa are one of those teams that really just need to adapt a kamikaze attitude. “We can’t stop the goals going in so let’s just try and score as many as we bloody can” and hopefully they do just that tonight against the Oilers.

Always competitive games between the teams and two top 10 offenses. The way Tampa are at the moment I’d be scared to bet them to win or lose but I see this being a very open high scoring game and am taking Over 5.5 Goals. I’m liking the line changes in Edmonton to help with this.

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)

OHL Betting Tips(12-11, +0.27u): Saginaw Spirit in regulation at 2.00 odds. Owen Sound Attack in regulation at 1.90 odds.

WHL Betting Tips(18-18, -2.97u): Everett Silvertips in Regulation at 1.65 odds. Swift Current Broncos in regulation at 1.70 odds. Saskatoon Blades in regulation at 2.20 odds.

AHL Betting Tips(16-9, +8.06u): None today.

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.
Everyone Else: 888 Sports.

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