NHL Playoffs: Game 7 Betting Trends

The NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting events on the sports calendar and there is yet another Game 7 on the horizon, as the Chicago Blackhawks will look to complete their comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Los Angeles Kings. Using our Bet Labs software, we researched the top trends for NHL…

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Odds

The NHL playoffs are in full swing and there’s been plenty of movement for each team’s Stanley Cup odds to win the title.  Below we compare the preseason odds, post trade deadline odds, pre playoff odds, and current odds via Bovada. Updated: 6/5/14 at 1:00 pm ET The Blackhawks have been getting the most attention…

How Does Game 1 Affect NHL Playoff Series Odds?

While it’s always noted that playoff series’ are a grind, the importance of the first game can not be overstated to both oddsmakers and bettors alike. The opening game this year caused series prices to shift by an average of 135 cents, or $1.35 (i.e. +150 to +285), but not all wins are created equal. …

How Do Starting Goalies Affect NHL Lines?

With just one game remaining in the season, the Chicago Blackhawks (46-20-15, 107 points) already have the 5-seed locked up in the Western Conference playoffs and have very little to play for. Similarly, the Nashville Predators (36-32-12, 84 points) have nothing to play for as they have already been eliminated from playoff contention. In games…

2013-14 NHL Futures Movement

The NHL trade deadline for the 2013-14 season passed yesterday afternoon at 3 PM eastern, and as expected there were a flurry of trades including several prominent players. Among the notable names dealt were: Martin St. Louis, Ryan Callahan, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Vanek, Marian Gaborik, Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo. The table below, with data…