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Stanley Cup Final 2017 preview and betting tips

May 28th, 2017 at 13:15 Epic on Ice Hockey 0 comments 182 views

Another hockey season has past in a flash, leaving only one more series to be played in the NHL playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators will contend for the Stanley Cup this year. The Penguins will be looking to become the first team since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings to successfully defend the Cup, while the Predators will be making their Cup final debut after getting through the tough …

NHL Game Seven stats & trends

May 10th, 2017 at 22:32 undertherobe on Ice Hockey 0 comments 167 views

Tonight (May 10th) sees the NHL Playoffs play host to two Game Seven deciders in the Conference semi-finals. Washington host Pittsburgh in the East whilst Anaheim host Edmonton in the West. With so much on the line, game seven makes for great viewing for the neutral but are there any stats that can help pick out a bet or two? I’ve gone back over the last ten years and the 47 game …

The Stanley Cup playoffs are offering some good value bets

Apr 16th, 2017 at 16:19 Epic on Ice Hockey 1 comments 123 views

The Stanley Cup playoffs started this week and there's already been some great action. Multiple games have needed overtime to decide the winner and tight games have also lead to some surprises. Unexpected results have also brought some good opportunities to take advantage of value bets offered for series winners. MINNESOTA WILD VS ST. LOUIS BLUES Game 3 takes place in St. Louis tonight. The Blues have started a playoff series with …

The Washington Capitals had the best regular season record, but they won't win the Stanley Cup

Apr 10th, 2017 at 21:34 undertherobe on Ice Hockey 2 comments 235 views

The NHL playoffs are back and for the third straight year, I'm updating this blog to highlight why the President's Trophy winners may not be the best team to side with to grab Stanley Cup glory. For the second straight year, the President's Trophy has gone to the WASHINGTON CAPITALS. Read on to find out why your money should be spent elsewhere this spring. The President’s Trophy is awarded to the …

A fun weekend of NHL action with one final playoff spot up for grabs in the East

Apr 8th, 2017 at 20:30 undertherobe on Ice Hockey 0 comments 126 views

After another long, gruelling season, the NHL regular season comes to a close this weekend and whilst the eight teams vying for the Western Conference title are already known, the Eastern Conference still has one spot up for grabs. That spot will be taken by either the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning or New York Islanders and could actually be decided on Saturday night, leaving the Sunday games fairly meaningless. Current …

Can we crack the correct score market in the NHL?

Mar 5th, 2017 at 14:19 undertherobe on Ice Hockey 3 comments 252 views

The three main markets when betting on the NHL are the money line (match winner including any overtime or shootout), total goals (usually set a 5 or 5.5) and puck line (backing a team +/- 1.5 goals). But there are many more markets available and I want to look at one that whilst gets very little attention in the NHL, is very popular with those betting on football (or soccer …

A look at some key NHL trades at the deadline

Mar 2nd, 2017 at 18:52 undertherobe on Ice Hockey 1 comments 200 views

At 8pm UK time on March 1st, the door shut on yet another NHL trade deadline day. Impending free agents were let go in order for their team to recoup some investment, teams decided to go all in for a Stanley Cup run, whilst others decided that 16/17 just isn't going to be their year. As is always the case at times like these, everyone wants to predict the future and …

Bye weeks are making NHL players and bettors happy

Feb 18th, 2017 at 12:43 Epic on Ice Hockey 7 comments 265 views

A year ago, one of the conditions for the NHL players to agree to continue with the new 3 on 3 All-Star Game format was the introduction of bye weeks. Each team in the league gets 5 days off during the season to recharge the batteries before the final few weeks of the regular season. A lot of teams have already had theirs, but many sides still have the rest …

2017 Stanley Cup winner likely coming from the Metro division

Jan 18th, 2017 at 23:50 Epic on Ice Hockey 2 comments 199 views

With all teams having played at least 42 games, the NHL season has passed its halfway mark. One of the hottest topics of the first half was the success of teams in the Metropolitan division. Currently half of the league's TOP 8 sides come from the Metro. For the 2nd time in the league's history three sides from the same division have managed at least a 9-game winning streak and …

A view on how to increase your NHL profit

Jan 10th, 2017 at 22:35 undertherobe on Ice Hockey 1 comments 314 views

In terms of predicting winners, there aren't many tougher leagues than the NHL to do it in. With the salary cap and draft system, the league attempts to create parity amongst all 30 teams, making it as difficult as possible to turn a profit. Of course, bad management means that we have teams who experience lengthy playoff droughts whilst good management means that there are teams who experience plenty of success. …

The Oilers are Stanley Cup pretenders

Nov 10th, 2016 at 18:15 Epic on Ice Hockey 3 comments 452 views

The new NHL season is less than a month old, but there have already been some interesting developments regarding the eventual Stanley Cup champion. The Edmonton Oilers have made a wonderful start and many bookies rate them as the 2nd favorite to with the Cup next June. With a 9-4-1 record after 14 games, there's certainly some ground for these predictions, but I'm not convinced by the side which hasn't …

NHL season 2016/17 preview and betting tips

Oct 10th, 2016 at 17:17 Epic on Ice Hockey 0 comments 344 views

Can the Pittsburgh Penguins defend the Stanley Cup? Will the Tampa Bay Lightning finally make a breakthrough? Or will a Western Conference side reclaim the crown? These are the main questions of the 100th NHL season. The centennial season of the league starts on October 12 and we can expect eight months of great hockey action. Here's my preview of the season with betting tips and advice for everyone looking …