Quick note that with the regular season wrapping up this weekend, there’ll be no more OHL Tips for the season as I don’t trust the model when it comes to the playoffs. We finished the season at an EXCELLENT 28-15 for +17.57 units profit.
The OHL Tips will be returning next season, and I will be using that base model during the Summer to see how it will work on other leagues such as the AHL and other leagues and hopefully expand our tips next season into them. I MIGHT do series previews/betting tips for the OHL playoffs but not 100% sure yet.
As for NHL – it was a 1-2 night last night.
We put the ball in the Sens court so to speak – after their two wins there was still talks of playoff hopes in Ottawa. If you’re going to make the playoffs then you’re going to come out and wipe the floor with a Buffalo Sabres team. Ottawa didn’t do that. Worse – they completely lost their discipline in the game, and it was a disappointing performance all round.
We had the Predators to beat the Capitals based on the odds. Forsberg scored early in the 2nd to put the Predators up 1-0. The last few times the Capitals have conceded they haven’t really rose to the challenge like earlier in the season. Unfortunately that woke them up last night. That Kuznetsov pass though – holy shit. If you didn’t see it, here’s a link. Just ridiculous.
We won with the Blackhawks in regulation over the Jets. Blackhawks stopped their 4 game slump in spectacular fashion with Darling picking up his first shutout of the season I believe, as the Blackhawks got back on the winning track.
It’s Saturday which means a full plate of NHL games. Let’s get to it:
Flyers vs Penguins Betting Tips:
Always a good rivalry between these two. The way both of these teams are playing at the moment it has all the makings for a GREAT game. The Penguins offense is clicking, as is the Flyers offense who have been on fire the last few weeks.
This is a big game for both these teams and we like it to be a good offensive battle with both teams throwing caution to the wind and getting the goals. These games are always good for goals – Fleurys stats say it all. 1.75 GAA in his last 8, but against Flyers in the last 6 4.20 GAA.
Over 5 Goals.
Wild vs Hurricanes Betting Tips:
The Wild are coming off that huge 7-4 loss to the Devils. They’re going home where they’ve dropped their last two against the Oilers and the Blues. We like the Wild to come out for this one aiming for a solid and dominant win.
The Wild got caught off guard against the Devils. The only way I could see this going the Hurricanes way is if they also get off to an early start. They’re a decent 1st period team but the WIld are no pushover themselves and have lost I believe just 6 1st periods all season.
Wild have a good record against the Canes and we expect them to make it 6 in a row against Carolina tonight.
Wild in regulation.
Senators vs Canadiens Betting Tips:
In this type of game both teams are always up for it. Habs road form hasn’t been too bad. More importantly the Senators heads will be down after their loss last night. Despite their 2 home wins prior to that they haven’t been convincing at home.
Canadiens to win.
Experimental Betting Systems:
(Our 1st period systems are based on 3 levels of confidence that the system has for each pick. Ideally all 3 systems will be winners long runs, with the high confidence system doing the best but with the least amount of picks etc)
1st Period System Medium Confidence: Ottawa Senators (2.75)
1st Period System Low Confidence: Toronto Maple Leafs (3.00), Tampa Bay Lightning )2.60) , Carolina Hurricanes (3.80), New York Rangers (3.35), Dallas Stars (2.70)