avatar Written by Graeme on Friday, February 2nd, 2018

It was a fun night of hockey but a slight losing night as we lost our 1u play but won our 0.5u play. That puts our 0.5 plays at 9-3 for the season crazily enough although we’d expect them to have higher variance so not a surprise it’s swung one way big.

That Leafs game yesterday was an interesting one. I’d said yesterday that this is the point of the season where you want to hang your hat on a team – a team that’s going to crush the 2nd half of the regular season in the run up to the playoffs.

I’d even specified the Leafs but warned not just yet. Despite the result I think it was the best move staying away from them – the odds just weren’t good enough considering everything. Do have to wonder if they’re just performing for the dads as well. Of course the dads trip isn’t a magic formula – see the Blues disappointing loss last night.

Avs finally got back on the winning track with a big win over the Oilers. Still amazes me the Oilers were such heavy favourites in that game. And what a fighting performance from Tampa to get us that 0.5u win. The Flames must hate 3rd periods at the moment. That’ll be something to consider for future games with them – the period by period stats for their opposition.

Man do I love this type of year though. Every game feels fresh, more exciting to watch and analyze. See who’s up for it and who isn’t etc.

It’s Friday, February 2nd and we’ve got 4 games on the board.

Capitals vs Penguins Betting Tips:

The last two between these two have been disappointments in terms of goalfests but we know these two can produce, and we’ve got to back over 5.5 with two offenses like this.

Both teams have the ability to score goals and Crosby is on a good streak point wise while Malkin is clicking. Caps took a bit to get going but came out of the all star break against Philly on fire and the Penguins did as well with that big win over the Sharks.

Pens offense has been excellent at home the last little while and haven’t let up since the Canes shut em out.

Neither team has been solid defensively this season – so many wins have been out and out shootouts.

Over 5.5 Goals

Canada: 1.91 Odds at Bodog.
USA: -110 Odds at Bovada.
Everyone Else: 1.91 Odds at Pinnacle Sports.

(Odds correct as of 2018/02/02 8:44:44 AM EST but are subject to change.)

Unit/Confidence Betting Tips:

Capitals/Penguins Over 5.5: 2u.

(We are experimenting with adding unit/confidence to our betting tips. For more details see this post.)

OHL / WHL / AHL / KHL Betting Tips:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental. )

OHL Betting Tips (23-10, +11.48u): 0.5u double on Sault Ste Marie & Sarnia Sting at 1.96.

AHL Betting Tips (17-16, +1.04u): Lehigh iin reg 2.05. 0.5u on Wilkes-Barre in reg 1.70. Chicago Wolves -1.5 at 2.05 0.5u. 0.5u on San Jose Barracuda incl OT/SO 2.23.

OHL, WHL & AHL & KHL Betting:

Canadians: Bodog and 888 Sports.
Americans: Bovada.
Everyone Else: 888 Sports.

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