Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition
11/4/2009 5:00 PM EST
by The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the 2009 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 twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday, around 5PM Eastern Time.
Sports Marketplace – NHL Edition
We had a rough start in our first week of the NHL Marketwatch going 0-1, with the Coyotes losing on the road to the Rangers. Rangers star, Marian Gaborik, led the way in the their 5-2 victory over the Coyotes, scoring two goals with one assist. The Coyotes’ net minders struggled against the talented Rangers, with Ilya Bryzgalov leaving the game after giving up four goals and earning a .636 save percentage and backup, Jason LaBarbera, faring a little better giving up one goal with a .923 save percentage.
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: 0-1, 0%, -1.00 units
Sports MarketWatch – NHL Games to Watch
Columbus Blue Jackets +115 over San Jose Sharks
In tonight’s game, the (10-4-1) San Jose Sharks will travel to the (7-5-1) Columbus Blue Jackets to continue their 5-game winning streak and further assert themselves as one of the best in the league, and the solid Blue Jackets will try to take advantage of their home ice. After coming off a 5-4 rally to beat the 4th in points Washington Sunday, the Rick Nash led Blue Jackets will look for another big win against another league point leader.
The Sharks opened as a -120 favorite at Pinnacle, but has since dropped to -116 with a resounding 70 percent of the public taking the Sharks in moneyline bets. CRIS (6-5-1) triggering a steam move on the Blue Jackets, along the reverse line movement we like to see, we will take the Blue Jackets to upset the Rangers at home.
Columbus Blue Jackets +115 (SIA)
Games to Watch (0-1, -1.00 units)
Columbus Blue Jackets +145
It should be another exciting week in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch 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