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…

What’s at stake on the last weekend of the NHL season?

Heading into the last weekend of the NHL season, there is still an Eastern Conference wild card berth on the line as well as two Western Conference divisional titles. Currently the Bruins and Red Wings are in the Eastern Conference playoffs by 1 point over the Flyers. Prior to the season, Boston was -190 to make the…

Updated 2015-16 NHL Player Awards Odds

Before the start of the season, we examined the odds for several NHL awards ranging from MVP to Rookie of the Year. The season concludes on Sunday, but this morning Bovada posted updated odds for five of the most prestigious awards. It‘s interesting to note that MVP front-runner Patrick Kane, who leads the league in points, wasn’t…

2015-16 NHL Betting Against the Public Report

Before the start of every season, we post a series of Betting Against the Public articles where we highlight the sweet spots for contrarian betting. These systems typically highlight how sharp bettors can take advantage of public perception by wagering on teams that are being ignored by the betting public. Historically, bettors have overwhelmingly pounded…