2016 Stanley Cup Final: Sharks vs. Penguins

The 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final will feature the Pittsburgh Penguins against the San Jose Sharks. Although the matchup isn’t riveting for non-NHL fans, there are star players (Crosby, Malkin, Kessel, Thornton, Pavelski), an up-and-coming head coach (Mike Sullivan), and two young goaltenders (Murray, Jones) who have led their teams throughout the playoffs. Not many…

Lightning at Penguins Game 7 Preview

The Lightning will face the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Tampa Bay found themselves up 3 games to 2 with a chance to close out Pittsburgh at home in Game 6, but the Penguins kept the pressure on to avoid elimination and are now big -210 favorites to…

Blackhawks vs. Blues Game 7 Preview

The Blues and Blackhawks have played one of the most intriguing playoff series in recent memory and have now given fans the joy of being able to watch a Game 7. St. Louis went up 3 games to 1 with a chance to knock off the defending Stanley Cup champions but Chicago was able to…

2016 NHL Playoff Series Odds

The NHL playoffs are underway and we’ll be tracking how the series prices fluctuate from game to game, starting with Round 1. Below shows the opening series odds and current series odds from 5Dimes sportsbook: April 25 update: The Blues and Blackhawks will play a Game 7 on Monday night. Chicago came back to win…

2016 NHL Playoffs: Undervalued Contrarian Favorites

One of our main philosophies is to bet against the public and take a contrarian stance in the sports betting marketplace. During the regular season this strategy includes buying on bad news and selling on good. Bettors should be taking teams that are being widely ignored, coming off a loss while ignoring the hottest teams that make nightly appearances on Sports…

2015-16 NHL Stanley Cup and Conference Odds

The 2015-16 NHL Playoffs are now set and here are the series prices for the opening round (via SIA), along with conference odds and Stanley Cup futures (via 5Dimes). EAST: Capitals -411 vs. Flyers +255 Penguins -141 vs. Rangers +101 Lightning -195 vs. Red Wings +130 Panthers -181 vs. Islanders +129 The Capitals have been…