Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition
3/24/2010 5:00 PM EST
by The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the 2009-10 NHL Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at SportsInsights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the sports marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch! Sports Marketwatch- NHL Edition will be published weekly on Wednesday, around 5PM Eastern Time.
Sports Marketplace – NHL Edition
The St. Louis Blues picked up a win last Thursday against the New York Rangers, and added a unit and change to our total for the year in the process. Paul Kariya picked up his 400th career goal late in the third to break a 3-3 tie and give the Blues the go-ahead goal. Both teams are currently short of the 8th and final play-off spot in their respective conferences, and will need to show something special to catch up.
Hockey can be a very profitable sport to bet on when you base it off moneyline odds, especially when betting underdogs. The “plus odds” is a reason that NHL moneyline dogs can show value over time. Most people like to win – thus overvaluing winning teams. Our selections on moneyline underdogs will normally hit at less than 50%, but the “plus odds” payoff makes it a profitable investment.
2009 NHL Games to Watch: 13-8, 61.9%, +9.43 units*
Sports MarketWatch – NHL Games to Watch
Los Angeles Kings +115 over Colorado Avalanche
With just three weeks left in the regular season we will be taking the Los Angeles Kings (42-24-5) to beat the Colorado Avalanche (40-25-7) at the Pepsi Center. The Kings have beat the Avalanche in their two previous meetings, including Monday at the Staples Center with an overtime goal by Drew Doughty. The Kings have one of the best road records (21-12-2) in the NHL and have won their last two games. The Avalanche are sitting in 7th, two spots bellow the Kings, in the Western Conference, and are missing several key players including Avalanche starting goalie, Craig Anderson, who is expected to sit out for rest.
The Avalanche opened at -125 at Pinnacle and is currently sitting at -118. Though the public has been pretty evenly split on this game for most of the day they have started to give a slight favor to the Avalanche with 54% taking them. Our system has trigged a Steam Move from 5Dimes (87-75, +6.3) on the Kings as well. So, with the current line and the positive Steam Move, we will be taking the Kings to go into Denver and do work.
Los Angeles Kings +115 (Bet365)
Games to Watch (13-8, +9.43 units)
Los Angeles Kings +115
We are looking forward to another exciting night in the NHL, and the sports betting marketplace. Keep the Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools. We’ll be back Wednesday with the new edition of the Sports Marketwatch – NHL Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com