2014 Stanley Cup Final: Rangers vs. Kings

The 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final is the Kings to lose, as they hold a 3-1 series lead over the Rangers. LA won Game 1 in overtime 3-2 after coming back from 2 goals down and then did the same in Game 2, winning 5-4 in double overtime. The Kings held a 3-game advantage looking…

2014 Conn Smythe Trophy Odds

The 2014 Stanley Cup Final has begun between the Kings and Rangers, and many NHL fans are wondering which player will be walking home with the 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy awarded to the playoff MVP. The Kings currently have a 3-1 series lead after coming back to win Game 1 in overtime 3-2 and Game 2…

NHL Game 7 Preview: Los Angeles Kings at Chicago Blackhawks

With their 4-3 victory on Friday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks forced a decisive Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals. We’re previously written about game 7 betting trends, and our research has indicated that road underdogs tend to be undervalued. That trend appears to be continuing in tonight’s game. According to our NHL…

NHL Playoffs: Game 7 Betting Trends

The NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting events on the sports calendar and there is yet another Game 7 on the horizon, as the Chicago Blackhawks will look to complete their comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Los Angeles Kings. Using our Bet Labs software, we researched the top trends for NHL…

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Odds

The NHL playoffs are in full swing and there’s been plenty of movement for each team’s Stanley Cup odds to win the title.  Below we compare the preseason odds, post trade deadline odds, pre playoff odds, and current odds via Bovada. Updated: 6/5/14 at 1:00 pm ET The Blackhawks have been getting the most attention…

How Does Game 1 Affect NHL Playoff Series Odds?

While it’s always noted that playoff series’ are a grind, the importance of the first game can not be overstated to both oddsmakers and bettors alike. The opening game this year caused series prices to shift by an average of 135 cents, or $1.35 (i.e. +150 to +285), but not all wins are created equal. …