avatar Written by Graeme on Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Apologies for lateness in tips. One of those Sundays where the day just got away from me.

Not sure what the heck happened. Been up since 4am. Got a bunch of work done, looked through a bunch of stuff for the hockey, let it sit in my head while I took a break about 8am….and now it’s 2:40pm and I am just sitting down to do this.

Just one of those days where things kept popping up. My apologies.

Yesterday the biggest result in hockey was probably the statement game from the Leafs. A sound 4-0 thrashing of the Oilers without Matthews. That is huge. Props to the Leafs for that even though we had the Oilers.

We won nice and easy with the Flyers early. Knights couldn’t get the job done in regulation. I didn’t get the chance to go through those other games as thoroughly as I liked but did post Tampa in reg in the comments so hopefully some people hopped on that. I ended up throwing some money on the Sharks and Jets and that was money well spent especially for that Sharks game. Hell of a game that was and really thought they might pull off that comeback.

Interesting seeing Bruins bounce back today. Wonder if that thrashing will have woken them up and they come in nice and motivated for the next little while.

And crap I am just realizing the Jackets and Preds game and Devils Caps game kick off at 3pm EST. What a bad day to get tips up late.

If you’re seeing these in time – I wouldn’t touch the Jackets as the price isn’t that good. I think they are showing some serious issues.

Caps in regulation probably worth a play.

Blackhawks/Wings no play there. This season is so freaking ludicrous. Hawks got beat 5-3 by the Wings yet are 1.50 favourites? What a world.

I’m tempted by the over in the Pens/Islanders game. Nice game yesterday. Seems all the games the Islanders host between those two are high scoring. Offensively Islanders games at home seem good.

Not too much 2nd leg back to back data to go on in terms of fatigue etc. I don’t even believe Pens have played a back to back before today.

Pens seem to have Islanders number this season. 3 of the 5 games between them have went over.

It’s very, very possible that the lack of rest will affect the game today and not see the goals.

Ah let’s go with the Over 5.5 Goals incl OT/SO. I think there’s enough to qualify it.

Edit: luckily the mailing list came out late and most of you missed this bet. This was a dumb one I am regretting. Penguins are such a disappointment this season. Sorry to anyone who tailed. This was one bet I can look back at and honestly say it was the wrong call.

Canada: 1.88 Odds at BetOnline..
USA: -113 Odds at BetOnline..
Everyone Else: 1.88 Odds at BetOnline..

(Odds correct as of 2021/02/28 2:57:52 PM EST but are subject to change.)

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Geir Aage R Jensen

Had Bruins Reg and Islanders ML

Matt Martin

When you guys cap games, how much weight do you give percentage of tickets vs percentage of money? Like I’m seeing the under in the pit game getting 26% of the bets but 83% of the money. A 57% differential seems pretty substantial. I always feel like I should follow the money when it’s that big of a difference. Just curious about your thoughts.


Where do you find this info? Good call by the way

Matt Martin

I use the action network app. I find it VERY useful. Like Graeme said it’s not something I would blindly follow, but yesterday it kept me off that over which I view as a win. When the differential is that high between bets and money you have to look.


Yeah I mean I wish betting hockey was that easy – being able to just follow the “sharp money” and profit. But that’s just not the case. One can probably just go back historical analysis for like a week or two and see how off it is or can be.

However like I said it can be something to consider when it comes to finalizing bets. Looking at line movements, where the action is etc – then if my opinion is way off I can have a look and see if I am missing something etc.

It’s probably not the worst thing in the world for betting units either as it can be tough deciding how much to bet if using a variable bankroll. One could decide what they bet on and then base their unit size on that sort of thing.


0 percent. Like I may look at the action and if it’s way off what I expect I will have a look to see if I am missing but that’s about it. I’ve explored “following the money” or “following the smart money” before and found it honestly has zero relevance. Remember too that over 90 percent of sports bettors lose money.