avatar Written by Graeme on Friday, August 7th, 2020

Another good day in the betting as we went 2-1 including a big 2.35 win with the Blue Jackets.

I’ll take that one but honestly my analysis was way off on that game. I took the risk that the Leafs wouldn’t show up as strong as they did in Game 2 however they clearly did and picked up a big lead. Unfortunately for the Leafs they have an utterly trash defense and protecting a lead is just not something they are made for. Jackets managed to pull it back and win 4-3.

Hell I even said only to bet if Korp was in net and although he was, he ended up getting pulled!

Dirty win but I’ll take it. Much prefer to get a win with incorrect analysis as opposed to those times I feel my analysis is spot on yet it ends up being a loss. Those are always crushing.

Quick note that if you bet the Leafs to win at Bet365 you would have won your bet as they offer an NHL early payout special for most countries. If your team goes up by 3 goals you win the bet. Pretty sweet deal.

Flames did the business as expected and we had them in regulation. Loss was the Wild against the Canucks and I should have bloody stuck with my 3rd period being highest scoring period bet. Personal feeling overruled the math there.

For August 7th, we’ve got a busy day with six games on the board. I must admit I was excited at the idea of all day hockey but when it comes to tipping and betting on it – man, 6 games is a bloody lot.

Initially I said that we were aiming to tip every game but with it being me on my lonesome this week and with some crucial games – if I don’t see anything worth betting I’ll have to say so. Although that rule has motivated me to look into different areas of betting so we’ll see how it goes.

Apologies for any typos or glaring errors been up since 430 going through all of this.

Islanders vs Panthers Game 4 Betting Tips:

Is it a bad sign that these two teams played on Wednesday yet I can’t even remember the game? There’s just been so much hockey since then ha.

So the Panthers back the wall came alive. I knew they had an offense in there somewhere and they delivered. They are still underdogs in this one. They were a bit fortunate in that they had two PPGs.

I hate to say it but this one is a no bet for me. A few notes about bets I considered:

– I looked for statistical trends however nothing jumped out.
– I think this is very close and could go either way but don’t feel the value is there on the Panthers.
– The over 5 is probably the most tempting. However there was such a lack of offensive output and chances in that last game and the odds are only 1.71 on average. It’s the same situation as the last game too – one team needs a win to go through, the opposition has their playoff life on the line.

If I was to take a team to win it would be the Islanders but I’m just not happy with their price.

If you really want a bet – I’d say Barkov Over 2.5 Shots is the only real statistical play. Dude had 3 shots in the first two games then 5 in the backs against the wall game so a good chance he goes over that again. If you want to bet it you can bet it at:

Canada: 1.85 Odds at Mr. Green
USA: No odds yet but your best option for player props is Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.85 Odds at Mr. Green

(All odds listed are the best odds available for that particular bet. All odds correct as of 2020/08/07 7:58:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Predators vs Coyotes Game 4 Betting Tips:

A fun series thus far. Coyotes won the first game 4-3 then got generally dominated by the Preds in Game 2. However they bounced back and won 4-1 on Wednesday.

It’s kind of similar to the above series – feels very 50/50. My gut says the Preds even up the series and we saw what they are made of in Game 2. However they are heavy favourites and not someone I can back at that price.

Even the player props aren’t appealing for this one. Lot of bad odds like Hall Over/Under is set at 3.5 shots and Ekman-Larsson is at 1.5 but the over is just 1.50 odds.

I think Saros has been pretty poor overall. Kuemper however was excellent in that last game. Looking at historical Preds performances this season, I’m a bit concerned about their performances against the top goalies. If Kuemper is performing well they may struggle to beat him.

I do think there is value in the Coyotes line, but I can’t quite bring myself to back them. If you want to go with the value, the best odds are:

Canada: 2.28 Odds at Pinnacle Sports..
USA: 2.25 Odds at GT Bets.
Everyone Else: 2.28 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

(All odds listed are the best odds available for that particular bet. All odds correct as of 2020/08/07 7:58:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Canadiens vs Penguins Game 4 Betting Tips:

Big game here. The Habs have shown that they can go toe to toe with the Penguins. Hell 2 of the Penguins 3 goals were on a power play. Then the Habs were able to come back from 3-1 down when most teams would have tapped out.

However I think Pens take this one. It’s funny as the stats don’t jive with it at all. They were average on the bounce back this year. When they had to dig deep against the Islanders last year they failed to do it in every game. But I’ve got to go with my gut here. It’s led me well so far on this series.

Penguins in Regulation

Canada: 1.95 Odds at Sports Interaction (SIA) + free $20 bet.
USA: -115 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at Mr. Green

(All odds listed are the best odds available for that particular bet. All odds correct as of 2020/08/07 7:58:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)

OIlers vs Blackhawks Game 4 Betting Tips:

The over for this one is still 6.5. Interesting looking at the advanced metrics of the last one where the Oilers deserved to win 83% of the time. Yet watching the game I really never felt that. Blackhawks I felt generally deserved the victory as they hung in there.

I’m good with backing the Oilers. Plus I have many Oilers friends so even if they lose and they go out it’s win-win as I get to crap all over them.

This is not one where I can’t fathom the Oilers losing or anything like that. I have a lot of concerns about that team but I think they can take it here.

Oilers incl OT/SO

Canada: 1.77 Odds at BetOnline.]
USA: -129 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.77 Odds atBetOnline.

(All odds listed are the best odds available for that particular bet. All odds correct as of 2020/08/07 7:58:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Leafs vs Blue Jackets Betting Tips:

Nice to see that it doesn’t matter what month of the year it is. October. December. February. August. You can always count on the Leafs blowing a lead.

Leafs came out fast and furious in Game 2 however couldn’t get the puck past Korp early. They came out fast and furious yet again yesterday and did manage to score.

I’m fine backing the Leafs to do that again. It seems to be working for them. This is based just off the last couple of games as opposed to the regular season where the Leafs weren’t the best 1st period team by any means.

Leafs to win the 1st period – if it’s a tie then it’s a push.

Canada: 1.71 Odds at Bet365.
USA: No Odds yet but Bovada usually have period betting.
Everyone Else: 1.71 Odds at Bet365.

(All odds listed are the best odds available for that particular bet. All odds correct as of 2020/08/07 7:58:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Canucks vs Wild Game 4 Betting Tips:

It’s came in twice so far so why the hell not? I did the math prior to the series and it seems to be working out. Highest Scoring Period = 3rd.

Canada: 3.25 odds at Bodog.
USA: +225 Odds at Bovada..
Everyone Else: 3.00 Odds at Bet365.

(All odds listed are the best odds available for that particular bet. All odds correct as of 2020/08/07 7:58:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)




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