avatar Written by Graeme on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Sorry for the delay in tips today. I wanted to spend some extra time going over everything and looking back at past results. I also wanted to wait to see what was happening with the Devils goalie situation as I was wanting to take them tonight. Things seem a mess there though so I’m going to give it a miss.

After much analysis there are no picks today. It’s a nice little Friday night with exactly 6 games on the board but nothing that we really like. There’s a few thoughts below though.

The Devils look to make it 4 in a row as they host the sliding Montreal Canadiens. The Red Wings visit Buffalo where they also hope to make it 4 in a row.

The underperforming Blackhawks go to Boston in what should be a good one and the Penguins hope they have their mojo back because it’s a trip to Carlina. The Hurricanes are playing some damn solid hockey this season – especially at home.

It’s been quite a weird season for a lot of teams in terms of inconsistency etc – and so many better teams unable to wrap games up in regulation etc. It could be simple variance but over the next little while you’re going to see less tips out of us each day. We usually start with about 6-7 tips depending on the day then narrow it down to 3. However over the next little while we’re going to aim to narrow it down to to 1 or 2 unless there’s 3 games we really feel strongly about.

If you’re restricted to at least 3 games for betting, feel free to ask in the comments and we can tell you what additional picks we’d advise.

Here are quick thoughts for today:

Blackhawks/Bruins: I love the Blackhawks at the 2.50+ odds you can get them at. While they’re not playing optimally(especially their defense) they’re still the better team here and have the ability to win against any opposition. Rask also is struggling a bit. However with lots of rumours about Julien being fired I’m wary of how that may affect the Bruins in a positive manner. There’s also a ton of money going on the Over 5 and the bookies haven’t changed the line so that concerns me that they’re expecting an extremely tight 2-0 or 2-1 win. If that’s the case it’d probably be for the Bruins so I can’t advise it here, although will be betting the Hawks.

Canadiens/Devils: I’d bet the Devils here. Not that I believe they have turned a corner or any crap that the media are saying at the moment but just because the Habs have been punching above their weight and it looks to be catching up with them. Their offense is not looking good. However the Devils goalie situation is all up in the air and that’s enough to put me off them.

Oilers/Predators: The Predators are one of those teams you feel should be doing so much better. They’ve had so many disappointing results. You can’t bank on Oilers at all at the moment even moreso at home where they are unable to wrap it up in regulation. I like the value on the Predators to win tonight. Their inconsistencies are what are keeping me away but if you like to bet for value, the Preds is a good one in my opinion.

Mathematical/Experimental Betting Systems:

(All below systems are based mainly on mathematics and statistics with very little human input and are deemed experimental. Previous Records: OHL 15/16 28-15 (+17.15u)

WHL Betting Tips(22-21, -3.02u): Prince George Cougars in regulation at 1.75 odds.

OHL, WHL & AHL Betting:

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

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I think Chicago will roll all over the Bruins today .


As a Bs fan, I agree with you. Bs are in complete disarray.


What you think about Pens PL and Oilers PL ??


Canes are a pesky team and not a pushover. They come to play every night which is more than I can say about Pens. Last time these teams played Pens won 3-2. Preds have won 4 of last 5. True that those wins were not against great teams, but they are playing with confidence. I wouldn’t take PL on either game or any of the games tonight.

Henry Del Valle Sr.

I lean the Under in Edm/Nash. Talbot has been terrific and so have Preds on this trip. Edm should win and maybe in OT. Don’t like PL or in regulation either.

Henry Del Valle Sr.

This is a decent situational spot for Canes. 5-0-1 on Fridays. Also terrific home record. Top penalty kill unit in league. Very disciplined defensively. Penguins may not come full throttle here with tough weekend games looming.


They got crushed

Henry Del Valle Sr.

That’s why I didn’t bet it. The tiniest possibility of Pens doing what they just did.

Henry Del Valle Sr.

SDB you are down on the Bs and I’m down on my Hawks. And both of us think the other team will win tonight! Lol


I am going with Pens ML and Oilers ML tonight. Both teams are rolling right now and have a lot of confidence so hopefully they both pull out a win tonight.

Henry Del Valle Sr.

Blackhawks TT Over 2.5 – notnsure about the complete Over on the game, as Graeme states. I think they can get 2 and then hit the empty net!

Vancouver ML – FL is 2-12 L14 at Van. This is the Panthers 4th game in 6 nights so I expect some tired legs here. Canucks will be going on a road trip and wanna finish the home stand strong. Nucks 3, FL 1.

Leans: MTL, Carolina.

Good luck to all!

Peter Jordan

I too didn’t see any safe bets so I took 2 shots at hitting a decent line:
Nashville ML
CHI/BOS under 5.


I made a rather sizable bet on CHI + 1.5. ($280 which is sizable enough to me). I think BOS may start (continue) to slip here. On a UFC note…Shevchenko is a small dog to Pena on SI…if I win this, I’m tossin it all on Valentina.

GL Peeps.


I think you’re good with Hawks +1.5 what were the odds?


Hey bud. I hope so.. 😉

I got 1.48 @ Sports inter….

Arto Reinikainen

Blackhawks in regulation @ 3.30
Sabres in regulation @ 2.55
Pens-Canes OT @ 4.10
Canadiens in regulation @ 2.37
Oilers -1.5 @ 3.00
Canucks -1.5 @ 3.30


P. Kane to score for Hawks @ 3.60

GL !

Norbert Buzási

Nice one. I went with BH moneyline at 2.56 and Pens moneyline at 1.87.
Since I’ve felt those two a bit risky themselves I didn’t pull it on the Habs. That would be nice, but I am not complaining with 2-0 either.


You guys are pretty good. Looking forward to following along and reading your picks.

Keep up the good work !