Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition
1/21/2010 5:00 PM EST
by The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the 2010 NHL Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at SportsInsights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch! Sports Marketwatch- NHL Edition will be published weekly on Wednesday, around 5PM Eastern Time.
Sports Marketplace – NHL Edition
Last week we picked up a unit and some change with a win by the Phoenix Coyotes over the New Jersey Devils. Daniel Winnik gave the Coyotes the go ahead goal with 8:08 remaining, sustaining a cut off a high stick from the stick of Mark Fraser. Fraser received a minor penalty for the high stick, and Zbynek Michalek scored with a shot from the point 1:16 into the Coyotes power play. The Devils were able to get one more past Ilya Bryzgalov with 4:44 to bring the score to the 4-3 final.
Hockey can be a very profitable sport to bet on when you base it off moneyline odds, especially when betting underdogs. The “plus odds” is a reason that NHL moneyline dogs can show value over time. Most people like to win – thus overvaluing winning teams. Our selections on moneyline underdogs will normally hit at less than 50%, but the “plus odds” payoff makes it a profitable investment.
2009 NHL Games to Watch: 8-5, 61.5%, +5.87 units*
Sports MarketWatch – NHL Games to Watch
Buffalo Sabres +102 over Los Angeles Kings
For our game tonight we are taking the Buffalo Sabres (30-12-6) to defeat the slipping Los Angeles Kings (27-19-3) at the Staples Center. The Kings, who looked to have a one way ticket to the play-offs, have had a difficult time of late sitting in eighth place in the Western Conference with only one point separating them from the Red Wings. Despite a disappointing loss to the Ducks Tuesday with league leading net-minder Ryan Miller sitting out for rest, the Sabres have gone 7-1-2 in their past ten.
The Kings moneyline opened at -117 at Matchbook, but has since dropped to -105, with 56% of the public backing the Kings in moneyline bets. A Steam Move has been triggered on the Sabres by SIA (5-1-0, 83%, +2.32 units), and with the support of the stream and solid line movement we will take the Sabres to win.
Buffalo Sabres +102 (Phoenix)
Games to Watch (8-5, +5.87 units)
Buffalo Sabres +102
We are looking forward to another exciting night in the NHL, and the sports betting marketplace. Keep the Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools. We’ll be back Wednesday with the new edition of the Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com