NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 4 Betting Trends

In the world of sports, it’s often rare that a highly anticipated championship matchup between two heavyweight teams actually lives up to its billing. More often than not, the hype machine promotes a “showdown for the ages” to boost TV ratings only to see one team wipe the floor with the other. In the past…

NHL Betting Trends: Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues

Despite only three games in the NHL tonight, hockey fans will be treated to a phenomenal game when the Boston Bruins (35-20-2, 72 points) travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues (36-16-7, 79 points). The Blues opened as a -130 favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NHL Betting Trends,…

NHL Betting Trends: Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks opened as a -200 favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NHL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 80% of moneyline wagers. This one-sided betting percentage has pushed the line to -210. In our pre-season NHL Betting Against the Public article, we detailed the sweet spots for contrarian betting. Between…

NHL Betting Against the Public: Road Teams Under 25%

As detailed in our 2011 NHL Betting Against the Public article, our historical data has found a terrific return on investment betting against the public — specifically on teams receiving less than 35% of moneyline wagers. That same article also revealed that visiting teams are undervalued, so what happens when we combine these two philosophies?…