2017 NHL Playoffs First Round Series Odds

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are here and the table below shows 1st round series odds from BetOnline and 5Dimes. For comparison, you can also take a look at last year’s series odds to see how odds may change game-by-game. The Bruins got a big 2OT win on Friday night to keep their season alive….

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Futures Offering Value

The 1,230-game regular-season schedule has concluded, and the NHL playoffs are finally set to begin this evening. After scoring a league-best 118 points during the regular season, the Washington Capitals (+365) enter the postseason as the presumptive favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup. The Chicago Blackhawks, who led the Western Conference with 109 points, have the…

2017 NHL Playoffs: Zig-Zag Theory

The Zig-Zag theory is one of the most well-known sports betting systems, and the concept is quite simple — take whichever team lost their previous game. As part of our contrarian strategy, we constantly advocate buying on bad news and selling on good news as this enables bettors to capitalize on market overreactions and take…

2016-17 NHL Stanley Cup Odds

Sportsbook was the first book to release early 2016-17 NHL Stanley Cup odds and neither the Sharks or Penguins were favored to win it. In fact, neither were even favored to reach the Stanley Cup Final this season. However, 5Dimes then opened odds that made a little more sense and below shows a table of Stanley Cup…

How do NHL Replacement Coaches Perform?

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin may be the best two players of the past decade. However, despite having these two superstars and numerous other stars over the past several years, the Penguins had been held without a Stanley Cup since the 2008-09 season. That changed last year when Mike Sullivan (I washed his golf clubs…

Who Will be the Next Boston Bruins Head Coach?

Early Tuesday morning, as most of Boston sports fans were getting ready to watch the Patriots roll through the city on their Duck Boats, the Bruins announced the firing of their long-time head coach, Claude Julien. Julien, who was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL before being fired, had been on the hot seat for…