avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Note: The NHL have decided to go on strike/join the boycott and will not be playing tonight.

It was a fun and high scoring day yesterday in the NHL.

How about that Flyers vs Islanders game? Wow. We were both on the Islanders there and they were 3-0 down after an incredible 1st period. They came back to tie it up only to lose in OT. Amazing.

We were both on the right bets in the Avs vs Stars game. Graeme had the over and Scott had faith in the Avs and they pulled it off 6-4. Who would have thought that we’d be writing stuff like “The Avs had to bring the goals to defeat the high scoring Stars?”. Just an amazing series and great to see Dallas perform like this.

The Boston Bruins showed solidarity with the NBA and Milwaukee Brewers by taking the night off I guess – only way to explain that 7-1 thumping. We had the over and the Tampa team over there so a nice betting day.

The Flyer and Islanders go at it again today and we have the Knights vs the Canucks in action.

Flyers vs Islanders Betting Tips:

Graeme: From a betting perspective I am starting to hate this series. I mean yesterday you had Varlamov going in on the back of a couple of sick performances and you had Hart who I thought if the Flyers would win it’d be based on him. Yet that wasn’t the case at all as they brought a 7 goal thriller to the mix.

Personally I think the Islanders win however honestly there is no value there. It truly is a coinflip it seems so that’s essentially what you’re doing – betting on a coinflip. Even the over/under. Line is set at 5 but even though they had a 7 goal thriller yesterday it’s just as likely they have a 2-1 game today. That sort of thinking also affects all prop bets as you never know what to expect.

I think for today I am going to go with the Islanders. They bounced back from losses to the Capitals and Panthers and that’s a good sign. I respect the shit outta Trotz and think he is one of the better coaches and will make the necessary adjustments. After three games hopefully I can spot some trends and do some prop bets instead. Like I said though I feel like I am literally betting a coin flip here and getting slightly worse odds.

Islanders to win incl OT

Canada: 1.92 Odds at BetOnline.
USA: -108 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.92 Odds at BetOnline.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/27 9:15:51 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Scott: Well Varlamov had his shutout streak ended. Hayes scored twice, the first just under 2 minutes in, to open the game. The Flyers were up 3-0 after the 1st but the Isles clawled their way back into the game scoring 3 in a row to tie it up. Early in overtime the Flyers scored to pick up the 4-3 OT win.

Now that the Flyers have a win and were able to put 3 past Varlamov and chase him from the game, I have to think the momentum gained from that OT victory will carry them to a win in this game.

Flyers win incl OT

Canada: 2.00 Odds at 5Dimes.
USA: +100 Odds at
Everyone Else: 2.00 Odds at 5Dimes.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/27 9:15:51 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Knights vs Canucks Betting Tips:

Graeme: I couldn’t talk myself into taking the Canucks last time despite that high value. However I was able to go with the over and won that with my thinking that the Canucks would at least be competitive.

You’ve got two teams who have scored 5 goals in each game. No surprise the line has moved to 6. The Knights had some quality shots against the Canucks in the last game and were unlucky honestly. Variance will see those goals come in more. In saying that Markstrom has been a real difference maker for the Canucks even if he isn’t spoken about as much.

A quick look at the playoffs this year suggests that when teams are split 1-1, Game 3 is a much tighter affair. It’s not set in stone but it’s a trend that makes sense. Both teams have a W and are more conservative.

I absolutely LOVE betting unders here because they usually get blown out of the water. I still remember one a few years back where I took the under 5.5 based on a wide variety of reasons. And I even said “This might be my only under bet of the season if it gets blown away” and it ended up being like a 12 goal thriller. Always fun to get humiliated like that. So let’s go with it again:

Under 6 Goals incl OT

Canada: 1.95 Odds at 5Dimes.
USA: -105 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at 5Dimes.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/27 9:15:51 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Based on my history of betting unders, expect there to be an 8 goal 1st period.

Scott: Well the Canucks responded big time in game 2. They scored the first two goals, Markstrom made 40 saves and the Canucks won 5-2. The Knights showed their frustration towards the end of the game as Pacioretty and Tuch took some unnecessary roughing penalties.

The last game is what I expected from these teams; fast hockey with back and forth action.
I think the Knights bounce back in game 3. When two of their leaders take roughing calls, I’m sure it was a tense dressing room after the game and the team will respond.

Knights win in regulation

Canada: 1.84 Odds at Sports Interaction (SIA) + free $20 bet.
USA: -130 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.83 Odds at Bet365.

(Odds correct as of 2020/08/27 9:15:51 AM EST but are subject to change.)




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