avatar Written by Graeme on Thursday, October 20th, 2016

It was a win last night for our lone consensus pick, as the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets game went Over 5.5

It was funny too because with 5 goals and half the game left, we were talking and slightly worried that the Leafs might “shut up shop”. We even checked what the cashout odds were at Bet365 as we were debating cashing out the bet.

We needn’t have worried, as Scotts individual pick of the Leafs winning went up in flames as the Leafs gave up 5 freaking goals to lose in overtime. Absolutely amazing stuff.

In the other game we stayed away from the Wings/Rangers game. That was an interesting one where the Rangers were the better team but Howard put on a tremendous performance to keep them at bay.

We move onto Thursday, and 11 games on the board. There’s a lot of tricky games tonight. You’d have to have real balls to bet the Canucks/Sabres game. The Flyers are a decent enough price in their first home game against the winless Ducks – especially with the tribute to Ed Snider to spur them on. Sharks would be a decent bet but the odds have them as the favourite and after that pounding from the Habs, you’d think the Penguins bounce back strong.

Yak goes up against the Oilers. There’s probably some value in the Blues there as you can get them at 1.90 or above but it’s hard to bet against the Oilers this early in the season due to their ability to score goals.

Avalanche vs Lightning Betting Tips:

On Tuesday, I had individually picked the Capitals to beat the Avalanche in regulation. Like I said on that day – I pay a lot of attention to the Avs, I feel they play at an extremely fast pace and I felt back to back would be a killer for them against a controlling Washington team. I was right.

They’ve had one night off from that defeat and I’m hoping that will be enough in this one as we take Over 5.5 Goals Lightning have been a complete mess in every game they’ve played this season defensively – but they make up for it offensively. We’re hoping for a similar situation tonight.

Canada: 2.05 Odds at Sports Interaction + $20 Free Bet.
USA: -105 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 2.00 Odds at Bet365.

Capitals vs Panthers Betting Tips:

We absolutely hate betting Under 5 goals in a game. It’s not that mathematically it’s a bad bet or anything – it just makes it so hard to watch a game. Plus with hockey being hockey you can see what looks like a tight game, then have 6 goals in the first period making you look like an idiot.

Regardless, we both like Under 5 in this clash. Capitals have played very tight defensively, and Panthers have Luongo starting again it looks like. This is one we’re backing based on the goalies for sure – so assuming Holtby and Luongo are in net – take Under 5 goals. You may want to wait until that’s confirmed though(we are).

Canada: 2.10 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: +105 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 2.10 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

Kings vs Stars Betting Tips:

It can be tough betting against a team like the Kings. Sure Quick is out but you know they have the quality to turn things around. Regardless we’re going to be hoping it doesn’t happen here.

To be fair the Kings have had 3 tough matchups to open the season. However we like the way the Stars are playing as a team. There’s a couple of absences but nothing too big and we’re thinking they can take advantage of Quick being gone. Even with Quick in net we’d be leaning towards the Stars here so it’s a must bet for us. Stars to win.

Canada: 1.70 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.
USA: -140 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.70 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

Devils vs Bruins Betting Tips:

The Devils offense have been disappointing thus far. It’ll get better we’re sure – but could be a couple of weeks before they all start clicking. In the meantime they’re going against a Bruins team who should have Bergeron back and who are at home. Their home form was disappointing last season but this is one Bruins should be winning. Bruins win.

However this is a tricky one odds wise. We got on this one last night and the odds were 1.69. At this time the odds have dropped to 1.66 which is usually below our threshold. We’re still going to advise it though. Just wanted to clarify for long term readers who know we rarely go below 1.70.

Canada: 1.66 Odds at BetOnline..
USA: -151 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.66 Odds at BetOnline..

Leafs:

One thing I wanted to comment on briefly is the Leafs. During the season, you get those teams who can seemingly win or lose a game on any given night. The Leafs are looking like that team right now.

I always look for teams like that because I feel there’s always a lot of value to be found. You can honestly through the form sheet and stat sheet out the window. It makes it hard for bookies to accurately price and it gives up value.

Tonight for example based on the stats etc the Wild are clear favourites to beat the Leafs. However like I said – I believe you can throw the form book out the window at this time. It’s my own personal opinion that betting the Leafs to win in regulation at 3.60 odds represents a ton of value. You’re going to lose more bets than you win but historically I’ve found with spots like that you’re always going to be profitable.

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(1-2, -0.8u): Petes/Sting Over 7 goals, 1.75 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.
Everyone Else: 888 Sports.


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BetNHL.ca ยป Posts ยป Tonights Tips ยป October 20th, 2016 NHL Betting Tips
  • Simona Razmoska

    do you have something for 1st period?

    • BetNHL.ca

      No sorry – had left the 1st period betting options part in there by mistake. Probably won’t be any 1st period betting for another week or so.

  • Johnny Hockey

    Canadiens? With Price back in net…@betnhlca:disqus

  • Johnny Hockey

    Blues? Canadiens? With Price back in net…@betnhlca:disqus

  • Nick the greek

    Wild in regular,tampa,montreal over 5,5

  • BLS

    Your Picks are just pure rubbish ๐Ÿ‘Ž

    • Johnny Hockey

      They’re making a good job. Every season = Profit.Tell us your great picks ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Pat

        I guess BLS was talking about someone in the comments and not S&G ..

        • SanDiegoBruins

          probably me.

      • BLS

        Soon

  • lion

    Tonight picks

    Ducks win %100
    Kings win %100
    Blues win %100
    Hurricanes win %100
    Capitals win %100

    Good luck everyone

    • dusan

      In regular game?

      • lion

        never

    • lion

      Dont really understand what is going with Blues! I will give chance to them next game who ever they are going to play against.

  • Jens Denmark

    Boston in reg & Montreal in reg

  • SanDiegoBruins

    Some really interesting opportunities today:
    G. pointed out the Leafs/Wild game. Good value in Leafs ML, win reg and ov2.5. Their GA is among highest, Dubnyk’s GAA is 3+ and Enroth should be motivated with his first start. I also like this game to go o5.5, both teams have high GF.

    Stars in reg is a very solid bet with + odds and -1.5 has good value too. I’m taking both, but higher units with win in reg. Kings are starting Peter Budaj who has played in two NHL games in the past two years. Granted he had a good GAA in the O but the show is a different story and he’s facing a team with a lot of fire power.

    I like Flyers to win in reg and score o2.5. Ducks are pathetic–can’t score and can’t keep puck out (3 GA). Flyers are scoring at 2x the rate that Ducks are (GF 3.67). Their GA sucks, so hopefully they tighten up against the quack-less Ducks.

    Taking Bruins in reg and to score o2.5. Rask is in good form and Devils are scoring at half the rate that Bruins are (GF 3.67). I don’t see this one going to OT. Bruins win 3-1 with EN. Good value if you want to go Bs -1.5

    Oilers o2.5. cuz they are wicked fast and score a lot of goals. I’ll throw a small unit bet on o5.5

    Small units on Cats/Caps u5 just for fun.

    8u bet on Stars in reg. everything else is 4 units or less

  • magus1349

    Ducks, Kings, Flames and Canucks.

  • HeiaDenSaaVinne

    Canadiens, Blues and Bruins

  • kuupo

    First off, I really love what you guys are doing and I wish you another profitable season ๐Ÿ™‚

    After what you wrote on the Leafs, I am just wondering if you think the same logic applies to the Sabres tonight. The best odds available at the moment for the Sabres in regulation seem to be 3.00.

    I assumed from your comments that you expect that anything might happen in that game. If so, do you guys have any specific reason why not to just go with the underdog (according to the bookies) in a game like this while making sure you go with the absolute best odds you can find?

    • BetNHL.ca

      It generally applies more to a team who at a point in the season can look like they can either win or lose a game at will at any night. There’s no real statistical analysis behind it just more of a feeling/vibe than anything else and the betting odds generally don’t affect it.

      I have that with the Leafs right now – I don’t have it with the Sabres. Part of it can be opponent dependent too. It’s just extremely hard to bet against the Canucks right now.

      In regard to the odds there’s merit in betting blindly the underdogs at x odds in regulation but I’ve went through those numbers before and I couldn’t find a sweet spot which made it worth it due to the variance.

      • kuupo

        Fair enough and I appreciate the reply.

        I decided to take a tiny bet with the Sabres tonight. Mostly following your tips for the rest in addition to over 5.5 on the Leafs’ game.

        Good luck tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pat

    Good morning at 5pm,

    Just a little thoughts on today’s schedule.
    -Carey Price starts against Arizona (no comments?) as MTL 1.85 to win regulation.

    • BetNHL.ca

      Scott liked it. I was hesitant. The odds are good and maybe I’m just too close to it being a Habs fan but after he missed the first few games I’m just a tad concerned about the pressure. With Smith out for the Coyotes it’s probably a good bet but goalies can make or break a game and I’d rather wait and see Price in net first.

  • SanDiegoBruins

    So much for the low scoring Cats/Caps affair

  • chris osborn

    Flyers killed my ticket . As well as under on caps

  • chris osborn

    Lightning gets shut out