avatar Written by Scott on Monday, January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year!

Hopefully everyone had a great night last night.

We have a slow day with only one game.

It’s the 10th annual Winter Classic.  Today’s game is the Rangers vs the Sabres and it takes place outside at Citi Field in Queens New York at 1:00pm ET.

It’s -26 where I live right now and that’s before the wind chill effect where it feels like -40.  It’s going to be freezing for this game.

I don’t have a tip for this game and will keep these short as the game starts in a couple hours.  Keep an eye on the comments and maybe someone will find something that you agree with.

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Rangers vs Sabres Betting Tips:

These games always look great and are nice to watch.  But the action doesn’t always translate to a good hockey game.

The other day at the World Juniors when Canada and the States played there was just so much snow.  The ice team was taking just piles of it off the ice with shovels, buckets and wheelbarrows.  That much snow slows the puck down and makes for some sloppy play.

Again these games look great but at the end of the year when you are fighting for a playoff spot it sucks for the teams that played in these games to miss out on a position due to this game and the ice conditions.

I’m not sure who will win this game or how many goals will be scored.  I’m not going to have a tip for this game.  Instead I’ll just watch the game for what it is.

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Juri Safoshin

Happy new year!!!
Like Rangers to win with OT, but will bet them InPlay probably.
GLTA @2018

Oliver Trigg

I want to take ML but there’s 0 value there.

Juri

True, i will bet it live, have been lucky betting on Rangers several times – and probably the odds will improve. It is a good match for Europe to watch and bet.

Oliver Trigg

Yeah not a bad idea, seeing how the teams settle in. I like looking at how many shots they’re getting off, seeing how much they’re in their opponents end etc. Other day I bet canes against the Blues in play and then turned the game on. Immediately regretted it, as I could see Blues were controlling te game and Canes struggling to get anything. Sure enough Blues scored a few minutes later.

Juri

Sometimes it is an opportunity to get the lost stake back or even get +, watching the match live makes me predict better )

Juri

Nice, I took it including OT )

Juri

0-1 already ))), odds were horrible, but the power play and the Rangers approach made me bet on them, 0.5 units only

SanDiegoBruins

Lehner should have had that one, but Carey was completely alone. I could have scored on him with that much time.

SanDiegoBruins

Shadows are going to be an issue. Put the puck on net and get some crazy bounces.

SanDiegoBruins

ha! Pierre just going on about the shadows

Richy

I can agree. 1st time watching winter classic, and i can tell already – love it, and game started quite early, 8pm not usualy at 2-3-4am 😀

Juri

Should have bet it rather heavily ))) 0-2 the the NY will score more, watching the match live.

Mbasari

#16 New York Rangers (n) – Buffalo Sabres
Full Event (Reg. Time) Home -0.50 (AH) @ 2.050
10/10 PINNACLE
Ice Hockey / NHL / Kick off: 01 Jan 2018, 19:05

fair value 1.668

The Sabres have been a very bad team this year, but they are off a nice road win over the Devils, while the Rangers have struggled of late, going just 4-5 in their last nine games. Still, the Sabres haven’t won back-to-back games since late October and Robin Lehner has a 3.50 GAA away from home, as opposed to a 1.94 GAA at home and he is 2-3 with a 3.27 GAA against the Rangers in his career. New York should be able to find its offense in this one, while Lundqvist will do the rest by keeping a bad buffalo offense quiet. The Rangers really need this game and I feel that they will take it, especially since they have won 10 of the last 13 games in this series.

BUFFALO is 10-28 ATS (+47.5 Units) in all games this season.
BUFFALO is 7-20 ATS (+32.3 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

#17 New York Rangers (n) – Buffalo Sabres
Full Event (OT Incl) Home -1.50 (AH) @ 2.920
7/10 PINNACLE
Ice Hockey / NHL / Kick off: 01 Jan 2018, 19:05

fair value 2.491

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6 W – 9 L
+45.57u
( flat stake 1u = +3.53 )

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!

Mbasari

#16 LOST -10u
#17 LOST -7u

6 W – 11 L
+28.57u
( flat stake 1u = +1.53u )

Oliver Trigg

Happy New Year Guys- finished off on a great note. Didn’t manage a proper post yesterday as I was travelling and the Wi-Fi in Qatar airport was awful. For those of you saw my comment to take Stars, Knights, Ducks and Bolts it was an extremely comfortable night. Managed to quadruple my bank roll in the last week so it was a good way to end the year. To everyone in this forum, thanks for contributing and following. On a little note I think we must all be mindful of following our guts and putting too much faith in teams that should be good. I think Scott went with last night’s tips based on too much respect for the Hawks and Pens. Both teams have generally be superb in the NHL over the years, but have been bad this season. In fact I actually put a small play on Detroit last night, and went with a medium play on Avalanche. I saw a few of you went with the Isles too yesterday. Sometimes just ignore the history of these teams, and see they’re just not deserving favourite odds at the moment. Anyway, on with today

Rangers Reg (70%) – At risk of doing exactly what I’ve just warned against, I do like the Rangers tonight. Even with Kreider and the conditions of the game, Rangers are the better team and have been good all season. They’ve taken a bit of a dip lately, but again this is crunch time right now – and I’m more inclined to take the Rangers to start to pick up steam over a Sabres team who haven’t won back to back games since October. The Rangers have owned the Sabres on the road, and although this game isn’t technically a home game for the Sabres I see a NYR win. This pick is a trust pick in what the Rangers are cable of doing and what the Sabres tend to do. I feel comfortable taking the Rangers as they’ve not been an underperforming team like the Pens or Hawks this season, and as such they’ve got a bit more of my trust..

If any of you have anything to add please do 🙂

Bjørn Marcelius Stensberg

After the preformance Buffalo had against Devils I like over 5.5 for this game. Rangers can also score and probably will against Buffalo, but I also think Buffalo will be able to find the net aswell.

Oliver Trigg

With Lehner and Lundqvist playing super well and the conditions I see this going under tbh. Teams don’t often know how to handle this sorts of situations. O’Reilly for Sabres has already said the puck isn’t moving normally and getting passes going has been hard.

Bjørn Marcelius Stensberg

Well, yeah. You seem to have taken a better look at this game than me. I just have a gut feeling about this… We’ll have to wait and see

Oliver Trigg

What did I say 😉 ?

Bjørn Marcelius Stensberg

Hahah, knew that was coming. However it felt like it could’ve ended both over and under, but as you said, two good goalies made it tight

Oliver Trigg

*** Added small play – Rangers PL – 5/7 Rangers wins away to Sabres have been by more than 1 goal. Don’t generally play PL but this is for fun.

SanDiegoBruins

took the same bet (for fun)

SanDiegoBruins

Happy new year and congrats on a great night/month! I hope your travel wasn’t too brutal. I was green all last week except for one day so I too finished 2017 on a high note. I’m quite sure the hockey gods will take it away as easily as they have given it.

For anyone who has played hockey all their life nothing beats the exhilaration of playing outside. When it’s below freezing there’s nothing like the sound of the blades on the crisp ice. It’s a great day for hockey!

Geir Aage R Jensen

Geir project 1/8

Sabres win Reg

Good luck everyone!

Goalkeeper for Sabres have been playing well ?

magus1349

-10.5units on december overall. A bad month for me.
Tonight 5units on Buffalo in reg. and 5 units on Ryan O’Reilly to score.

SanDiegoBruins

when I asked about football yesterday I meant N. American football (NFL). didn’t you say you did well at that? Maybe it was another guy here.

magus1349

About american football i know nothing Jon Snow.:))

SanDiegoBruins

🙂 got to remember who was the football expert.

Bulletproof

These games are great for the fans and league marketing. There always close and in my opinion Buffalo has as good chance here as Rangers for the W.

I’ll ride the +150 train and I’ll take a stab at Buffalo winning the 1st.

No way I’d back at team at -180 lol on a outdoor game with temp hovering around -20

GL

Oliver Trigg

Not a bad bet I’ll admit. Sabres have been pesky lately and Rangers not in the best shape.

Bulletproof

It’s 50 50 lol

For +150 and Sabres not playing to shabby lately why not?? With zero offence last 3, no Ranger player hot right now why not throw a 1st period decent value win for Buffalo

Kane is a beast and Eichel is hot right now.

Oliver Trigg

I just can’t take it due to Sabres largely having no offensive capability. When Rangers do shoot the puck they shoot it well. I won’t disagree this feels like somewhat of a coin flip.

Bulletproof

Total coin flip. On paper Rangers are the far better team. This is not an ordinary home ice – away game.

And it’s -20 lol

I like value plays and Buffalo backs value here.

Oliver Trigg

Numbers play. I can respect that

SanDiegoBruins

I’ll go the other way and take NYR PL. 1/2u

SanDiegoBruins

#pondhockeyforever

Stay warm Scott.

Rangers PL

Happy new year to my BetNHL buds, may we all have a fun and prosperous 2018.

GLTA SDB

SanDiegoBruins

Hate the camera angles

Oliver Trigg

Ugh yeah they’re painful why are they doing it so weirdly? Congrats on your year man, and thanks again for your contributions here. Your opinions are highly valued. What I’m doing is taking a decent amount of that profit out and spending it. With a hobby like this it’s important to sometimes see the cash outside of the bookie account. That night after we all took a hit by those weird underdog wins I decided if I got green I was going to take some of the cash and run.

istaybricking

This ^

SanDiegoBruins

Ha! I just told my bookie (I place my bets with on a site, but bank is through a bookie) to cash me out if I finish this week over $500. I’d like to discuss some things with you away from the site, do you mind sharing your email with me? I’m aronws @ gmail

Oliver Trigg
SanDiegoBruins

The cameras are NFL style. They are remotely controlled and ride along cables above the ice. Different speeds, lenses etc.

magus1349

The 2th was really insane.

SanDiegoBruins

SAbres took it to them. great hockey

Oliver Trigg

Sabres being pesky Sabres. They love creating a bit of turbulence. I wouldn’t be surprised if this went to OT again and they lose in OT.

SanDiegoBruins

They aren’t filled with talent, but they bring it every game. Rangers are their own worst enemy. Nash super lazy.

Oliver Trigg

Holden even worse.

SanDiegoBruins

So much for my PL, looked good at the end of the 1st
LOL

magus1349

Yep. Also some bad luck for me to. The game go to OT and O’Reilly hit the pipe in the 1th.

Oliver Trigg

I played it small – £10. Not too bothered. Played reg and ML for Rangers and ended with a £8 loss so nothing bad.

SanDiegoBruins

Me too -$10

Oliver Trigg

Hey, let’s play Nets -2 and Bulls ML on NBA. Liking both. See if we can make a bit off nba tonight instead.

SanDiegoBruins

I’m on it

SanDiegoBruins

I’m sorry to hear that things aren’t going well elsewhere in your life. I hope things get better.

Oliver Trigg

Thank you it’s appreciated.

istaybricking

Hope everybody had a merry christmas and a happy new year. Let’s hope for some success in real life and in betting in 2018.

I had a double with Rangers ML and Rob Cross winning the Dart World Championship final tonight and after a unbelievable performance by Rob Cross, he won the final and secured me some serious cash. I was unable to post the double, because I was on a flight from New York to LA, but I’m back now and looking forward to the next few games coming up soon.

Oliver Trigg

Congrats man. Get the rest of us in on the cash next time 😉

istaybricking

Will do, hope you had a nice holiday mate 😉 I literally made the bet while i was preparing to enter the plane and right when i sat down on my seat I fell asleep – probably the best nap I’ve had in months lol

Juniorfuerte2013@gmail.com

Hii