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2020 NHL Western Conference Playoffs First Round Betting Odds, Analysis and Picks

2020 NHL Western Conference Playoffs First Round Betting Odds, Analysis and Picks

Last week we were reminded of how the NHL Playoffs stand apart. When the NHL Hub teams were announced the 12th seeds were sneered at. Chicago was that last team invited in the West. Owing to their four-game win over Edmonton in the qualifier round was a stark reminder. In the NHL Playoffs, there are ...
2020 NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round Odds, Predictions and Analysis

2020 NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs First Round Odds, Predictions and Analysis

Compared to the top-heavy Western Conference the East features far different pricing structures.  Oddsmakers have priced the Eastern Conference with the hockey betting expectation of close series.  Only the Canadiens and Blue Jackets have the look of long shots.  Yet nearly everyone understands their capability of blowing up the playoffs.  In 2019 the eight seed ...
Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets – Game 4 NHL Betting Odds, Picks and Analysis

Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets – Game 4 NHL Betting Odds, Picks and Analysis

A clear difference was seen in the Jets and Flames regular seasons. Winnipeg was a top hockey betting pick to win the Western Conference. Calgary was considered a marginal bubble team for the postseason. Yet each team did not fit their scripts. The Jets underachieved until right before the break. Few teams exceeded expectations and ...
New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers, Game 3 NHL Best Bets and Odds

New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers, Game 3 NHL Best Bets and Odds

Few teams bring more defense and tight-checking than the Islanders.  Coach Barry Trotz is a defensive and motivational mastermind.  As a result, the Islanders have been transformed into a hockey betting contender.  Florida goes the other route for their success.  Offense, speed, and skill put the Panthers into the expanded postseason.  Offsetting that is a ...
Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Game 2 Hockey Betting Preview, Odds and Predictions

Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Game 2 Hockey Betting Preview, Odds and Predictions

Based on pure talent and record the Penguins should dominate the Canadiens.  Montreal was going nowhere fast before COVID-19 opened new doors.  Causal hockey fans feel as if they know Pittsburgh.  Astute NHL handicappers know the Canadiens can’t match the Pens depth.  However, they also realize that the Penguins will command a premium price.  Much ...