Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition
3/31/2010 5:00 PM EST
by The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the 2009-10 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
We took a loss in units last week when the Kings lost to the Avalanche in a shootout Wednesday, but we are holding our heads high and trudging on with the knowledge that there is still season left. The 4-3 Avalanche win was the result of a Kings 2-goal comeback in the third powered by goals from Drew Doughty and Alexander Frolov. The Avalanche came out on top in the shootout with goals by Peter Mueller and Chris Stewart and a strong performance from goalie, Craig Anderson.
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: 13-9, 59.1%, +8.43 units*
Sports MarketWatch – NHL Games to Watch
Minnesota Wild +120 over Chicago Blackhawks
This week we will take the Minnesota Wild (37-33-6) at home against the Chicago Blackhawks (46-22-7). The Wild have a solid 25-10-3 record at home, and the Blackhawks are coming off three losses including a 4-2 loss to St. Louis Tuesday. The Wild beat the Blackhawks in their last meeting on January 9 with an impressive comeback. We expect to see a good game from the feisty Wild.
The Blackhawks opened at -128 at Matchbook and is now sitting at -122. The public is heavily behind the Western Conference Central leaders with 75% of the moneyline bets. Our betting system’s Smart Money plays triggered a play on the Wild from BetUS (9-7, +4.12). We like this line as well as the move from a positive units triggering book, and we are excited to take the Wild in tonight’s game.
Minnesota Wild +120 (Phoenix)
Games to Watch (13-9, +8.43 units)
Minnesota Wild +120
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