The 2010-11 NHL Season is starting and Sports Insights’ researchers are pleased to update our popular series of “Betting Against the Public” articles to help our Sports Insights Members< improve their hockey results. Although hockey is not a hugely popular sport, many sports investors are excited to have the NHL season begin. The NHL offers many profit opportunities — with many teams playing many games — from October through late spring.
Sports Insights is pleased that betting against the public in the NHL continues to perform well. The information on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Use of this information in violation of any federal, state, or local laws is prohibited.
Sports Insights Database and NHL Research
Sports Insights (SIs) has collected betting data for every major U.S. sport since the 2003. We collect the opening and closing lines (and “line movement,” for various sportsbooks) as well as final scores — and perhaps most importantly, SIs’ proprietary “betting percentages,” Our research team also “cleans” our data — to ensure our historical data is useful for our research articles and our Members. Sports Insights’ historical database for each sport is an important part of our research and value-added for our Members. It is the backbone for our contrarian sports investing methods and you can’t find this kind of data and information anywhere else!
Our database and contrarian methods are backed by tens of thousands of games across every major U.S. sport. The NHL instituted some major rules after the strike (the 2003-04 season which was lost to the NHL strike). Most notable for hockey fans and bettors: overtime and the “shootout” have eliminated “ties.” This led to the elimination of the 0.5 goal spreads and made the NHL a “pure moneyline” sport like baseball. The hockey data for this article includes:
Betting System Ideas
Over the years, Sports Insights has shown that “Betting Against the Public” can help give you an edge. In previous years, we mentioned a filter to focus on a “narrower range of odds” — but with additional data, we now list results for the entire database. Please visit our recap of academic studies on sports betting on the NHL and other sports as well as on football. Below are some other thoughts on betting system development. Sports Insights’ team of analysts and researchers use these methods and more to bring our Members valuable sports handicapping information.
Thoughts on the NHL
Betting Against the Public – NHL
“Betting Against the Public” is a contrarian approach that can help investors identify “value.” The table below displays the “units won” as well as a “return on investment” type of number for a range of “betting percentages.”
Table 1: NHL and Betting Against the Public (2005-2011)
|Betting %||Units W/L||ROI||Win %||Num Games|
Summary and Notes about the NHL “Bet Against the Public” Results
Results for Sports Insights’ betting percentages continue to post profitable results for the NHL — and across all major U.S. sports.
The units earned, especially in the “<35% bet against” and “< 40% range” results in fewer plays and a higher ROI (“return on investment”).
We hope you will use this and other Sports Insights tools to help you invest in the sports marketplace. Our Premium and Premium Pro Members can access even more tools to make the upcoming NHL, NBA, and College Basketball Seasons — as well as current NFL and College Football Seasons — “profitable Sports Investing campaigns.”
We do not guarantee that the trends and biases we’ve found will continue to exist. It is impossible to predict the future. Any serious academic research in the field of “market efficiencies” recognizes that inefficiencies may disappear over time. Once inefficiencies are discovered, it is only a matter of time before the market corrects itself. We do not guarantee our data is error-free. However, we’ve tried our best to make sure every score and percentage is correct.