It was a 2-1 night last night with the NHL Tips.
Due to the Bruins goaltender situation we took the Wild. It was a bit of a nervy first period but after that things settled down and the Wild steamrolled over them for our first win of the night.
It was the complete opposite of a nervy first period in the Lightning/Leafs game. We had Over 5.5 goals in that one and Tampa were up 3-0 by the end of the first. That one ended up going over easily.
Our loss was the underdog play of the Blue Jackets. That was a good pick that unfortunately just didn’t work out. Blue Jackets let the Kings get too much of the puck in the third, and Bobrovksy was unlucky to not stop that Doughty shot.
It was an interesting night in the NHL. The Calgary Flames got a massive win over the St. Louis Blues. We expect a lot of people lost money there – Blues looked a cert for the win and were in my early leans, but Scott opposed that one and we didn’t go with it. Glad we stayed away.
Tonight is a much quieter night in the NHL with just four games. It all starts with the Habs visiting New York to take on the Islanders. The Rangers then host the Bruins, and the later games feature the Capitals vs Oilers and Predators vs Ducks.
Bruins vs Rangers Betting Tips:
There are no easy bets in hockey. Hockey is one of the most volatile sports in terms of results that there is. Sometimes the “obvious” ones – such as the Blues last night – are the ones we’ll argue about the most. Trying to argue off the “easy” bet etc.
We can’t do that tonight with the New York Rangers.
The Bruins could win this game. They’ve shown a strict defense in a couple of the games this season. Their offense hasn’t been too shabby and maybe they’ll go for broke tonight. if McIntyre starts maybe he’ll have the game of his life. If Subban starts maybe he’ll come out all pumped up after not even being able to finish last night. the fact is that these guys are in the NHL for a reason and they could quite easily record a shutout.
However we’ve got to take the Rangers tonight. For the most part their offense is clicking, Girardi is back for their defense and they should be able to take care of the Bruins here. At the odds especially it’d be a mistake not to take NYR tonight.
Rangers in Regulation.
Other Games Thoughts:
No other bets tonight however all three underdogs look good for a bet.
In Capitals vs Oilers – it’s just way too hard to call. There’s probably value on the Oilers at their price which we’re missing out on – but we’re not convinced by them yet. This is a big test for them and we’re going to hold off on betting it.
Montoya is in net for the Habs, and while he’s been damn solid we’re going to stay away. Islanders have a nice little run going. Greiss is in net so we’re leaning towards the Habs but we just can’t pull the trigger.
Finally the Predators struggle on the road. The Ducks haven’t been convincing this season but this is one we think they can win.
While we’re not officially tipping any of them – if you’re looking fo bets in those games, we think the Canadiens, Oilers and Ducks as underdogs represent some nice value.
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(5-0, +4.32u): Victoria Royals to win at 1.98, Prince George Cougars to win in regulation at 1.60 units. Note Bodog/Bovada don’t have lines up yet Canadians use 888 Sports.
OHL, WHL & AHL Betting: