Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:30 am

Well CSKA duly won yesterday but in a crazy game of many goals it was in over time and so our bet was lost as they did not win in regulation time.The league is looking strong now for some teams.St Petersburg and CSKA are battling for top spot in the Western Conference with just 2 points between them.In the Eastern Conference Magnitogorsk have more or less wrapped up the regulation title as they are 14 points clear of Kazan.

We have only 2 games today so let us try to get a winner from both matches.I fancy the underdogs of each game to get a few goals.

Novgorod vs Spartak - Spartak OVER 1.5 goals@2.00

Spartak are in a dire run of form with a 10 match losing streak eased with a win over Chereopvets a few days ago.They are scoring goals though and have scored 2 or more in 7 of their last 9 away games.Novgorod have conceded 2 or more goals in each of their last 5 matches and 4 of those were at home.

Jokerit vs Minsk - Minsk OVER 2 goals@1.51

Minsk have scored 3 or more goals in 3 of their last 5 matches.Jokerit have conceded 3 or more goals in each of their last 9 matches.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:11 am

Minsk did the business for us yesterday as they out played Jokerit and got the 3 goals required.Spartak got hammered yet again but only scored the 1 goal.

Today we have many more games to pick from,some 6 in all.

Novosibirsk vs Kunlun - Kunlun to WIN on Moneyline@2.18

Kunlun are really doing the business for us recently and I see no reason for this not to continue today.They have gone 6 games undefeated in regulation time now and have won 4 of those games.Novosibirsk may of won their last 3 games but they were away games and their home form is not great.They have lost 8 of their last 14 games at home which is why they are not higher up the league.Kunlun have shown they are a strong match for anyone recently and I think they will win here too.

Zagreb vs Dynamo - Dynamo OVER 2.5 goals@1.50

Dynamo have a high scoring average of 2.7 goals a game and are capable of getting many goals against the lesser sides.They have scored 3 or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games and each of their last 6 away games.Zagreb have conceded 3 or more goals in each of their last 3 matches and 5 of their last 9 games.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:07 am

Well Dynamo duly won for us yesterday.They needed 3 goals and went goal mad and banged in 6.Great stuff.Kunlun lost though which ends their unbeaten run.5 of the 8 play off places are now filled in the Western Conference.Minsk are really close and Podolsk in great form right now should make it too.Then its anyone from Jokerit,Sochi and Bratislava for that final place.In the Eastern Conference we have just 3 places filled so far.Chelyabinsk should make it 4 soon (though probably not today) then it is a real free for all for the other 4 places as as many as 7 teams can still make it.

There are 7 games today.I think we will look at the big teams and go for them to get a few goals in their easy looking games.

Ufa vs St Petersburg - St Petersburg OVER 3.5 goals@1.74

Ufa are in dire form having lost each of their last 5 matches and 3 of their last 5 home games.The last thing they need is goal crazy St Petersburg in town.Ufa have conceded 4 or more goals in 3 of their last 5 matches and 3 of their last 5 home games.St Petersburg have scored 4 or more goals in 2 of their last 4 matches.Their season scoring average is still a stunning high of 4.2 goals a game.

Chelyabinsk vs CSKA - CSKA OVER 2 goals@1.52

CSKA have scored 3 or more goals in 3 of their last 4 matches and 3 of their last 5 away games.Chelyabinsk have conceded 3 or more goals in 4 of their last 5 matches.Their form is poor with 4 losses in their last 5 games and they wont be looking forward to facing big boys CSKA today.They need a few more points to get into the play offs but I cannot see them getting any today.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:52 am

CSKA got the goals needed for us yesterday albeit right near the end.St Petersburg settled for 3 goals though rather than go for the 4 goals.So far 4 of the 8 places in the Western Conference are now filled for a play off place.Minsk will be added probably tomorrow.In the Eastern still only 3 places filled and lots of teams still chasing places.

Today there are 6 games.We shall be picking 2 teams still needing points for a play off place.

Bratislava vs Dynamo - Bratislava DOUBLE CHANCE (1X)@1.74

Bratislava are on 80 points,5 points off a play off place.They really need to start getting points to make it now as games are running out.They have won or drawn in regulation time in 3 of their last 5 matches and each of their last 5 home games.Dynamo have qualified for the play offs and they have lost in regulation time only once in their last 5 games.However they may well be taking their foot off the goals pedal now so Bratislava will fancy getting at least something from this game.

Omsk vs Kunlun - Kunlun - Kunlun DOUBLE CHANCE (2X)@2.10

Omsk have indeed taken their gas off the peddle after qualifying some time ago for the play offs.They have lost 4 games on the spin and 2 of their last 4 home games.Kunlun are just inside the play off zone and have not lost in regulation time in 4 of their last 5 matches and 2 of their last 3 away games.Points here will move them closer to their first ever play offs in the KHL in their first season too.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:30 am

The finishing line is in sight for most teams as play off places get filled almost on a daily basis now.Minsk should make it 6 from 8 filled in the Western Conference today and if Chelyabinsk win today too against lowly Cherepovets then 4 from 8 is filled in the Eastern Conference.

With 8 games today I am going to pick 2 teams that are scoring lots of goals recently.

Ufa vs CSKA - CSKA OVER 2.5 goals@1.53

Ufa are in a terrible run of form that has seen them conceded 21 goals in their last 5 games and 20 at home in the same period.That is 4 against most games.CSKA are a class side and should have no problem getting 3 or more goals especially as they have scored 18 goals in their last 5 games.

Astana vs Minsk - Minsk OVER 2 goals@1.49

If Minsk win this they will be up to 99 points and a certain play off place.They are in great form winning each of their last 5 games and each of their last 4 away games.They have scored 17 goals in their last 5 games.Astana have lost their last 2 matches and 3 of their last 4 home games.They are rocking at the moment but have 81 points and are one of a number of teams battling for a play off place.Their poor home form for me suggests Minsk can get goals here.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:11 pm

CSKA scored 5 at struggling Ufa so we got a winner again today.

On Saturday there are 4 games,1 which starts very early.

Novosibirsk vs Khabarovsk - Novosibirsk to WIN@1.60

The form of Novosibirsk is impressive with 5 straight wins and 4 of their last 5 home games winning games too.They are just inside the play off zone and should feel confident of beating a Khabarovsk side that has lost 2 of their last 4 away games and have little chance of making the play offs now.

Novokuznetsk vs Kunlun - Kunlun to WIN@1.50

A very early face off (0630am) so posting previous night.Novokuznetsk will be just hoping the season will finish now.A dreadful season has seen them concede 180 goals and win just 7 games from 56 matches.Things cannot get any worse for them.Kunlun lost their last 2 games but on 80 points are just inside the play off zone.They have to win this to keep up with other play off challengers and really probably wont have to get out of 2nd gear.The hosts have reverted to playing desperate defensive tactics so are not getting hammered as much but are still losing regularly.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:26 pm

Kunlun easily won today but Novosibirsk somewhat surprisingly lost their game.The games are running out for teams to make the play offs now.7 of the 16 places are still up for grabs.Its going to be a fight to the death for some.

There are 4 games on Sunday.The best games to pick are those that involve teams that are desperate for play off points as tactics go out the window as they go for all or nothing to show for their very long season.

Ekaterinburg vs Jokerit - Jokerit to WIN on Moneyline@1.90

The bookies cannot separate these two play off chasers.The stats show that Jokerit have won 3 of their last 4 matches and each of their last 3 away games.They are on 88 points and perhaps need 2 more wins for the Finish side to qualify.Ekaterinburg have lost 3 of their last 5 matches and 3 of their last 5 home games.They are known to collapse in overtime on many occasions so the moneyline bet is the way to go.

Astana vs Riga - Astana to WIN@1.50

Astana are on 84 points.A win against lowly Riga will all but put them into the play offs.They have won 3 of their last 5 matches and 2 of their last 3 home games.Riga are one of the worst teams in the league and have no chance of making the play offs.They have lost 3 of their last 4 matches and 3 of their last 5 away games.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:53 am

A cracking full house yesterday as we got 2 great winners.

There is only 1 game today so we will go for the team that need play off points.

Sochi vs Novgorod - Sochi to WIN on Moneyline@1.78

Sochi have 85 points and are in 9th place in the Western Conference.As I write this they are 4 points off a play off place and really need to win this game.Their form is good with 3 wins from their last 4 games and 2 wins in their last 4 home games.Novgorod have already qualified for the play offs so their form has dropped a little having lost 3 of their last 5 games.They are normally a solid good side but at this stage of the season it is amazing how many of the play off chasing sides raise their game to get much needed points.The bookies think so too.The price is solid for a home win which includes OT and pens.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:49 am

A great win for Sochi yesterday pushed them closer to the play off zone and gave us yet another good winner.

Today there is one more game before the KHL has its final mini shut down.We will be on the visitors who are bang in form.

Minsk vs Podolsk - Podolsk to WIN on Moneyline@2.40

A huge price but the stats are good.Podolsk have won 8 games on the spin including their last 2 away games to push them really close to play off qualification.They have beat some good teams in that run like Kazan,Magnitogorsk and Chelyabinsk,teams who have already made it to the last 16.Minsk are in pretty good form too although they were hammered at Astana recently.They have lost 3 of their last 6 home games though and crucially have already made the play offs so don't need to win.Podolsk will make it with a win here and the high price is generous from Unibet which includes OT and pens.

After this game there is a 6 day break then the league resumes on 13/2 to complete the regulation season.That will be finished by 18/2 so we will have a final regulation table.

Then the small matter of the play offs start..

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:54 am

The KHL returns today for its final run in of regulation season.Between today and Saturday all remaining league games will be played and play off places confirmed.So far,6 of the 8 places in the Western Conference have been filled with the remaining 2 will be taken by 2 of Podolsk,Jokerit and Sochi.In the Eastern Conference,only 4 of the 8 places have been filled and as many as 7 teams will be battling for those 4 places.

The returning fixtures sees just 1 game today with a huge list of games for tomorrow.

Yaroslavl vs Vladivostok - Vladivostok OVER 1.5 goals@1.92

Yaroslavl have made it into the play offs,mainly thanks to their strong back line that don't concede many goals.Their home form is pretty solid having won 5 of their last 7 games here but they have been conceding goals too since qualification was achieved.They have conceded 10 goals in their last 3 home games,albeit against top sides.Not a stat that they have been doing all season but the players are now just playing out the season.Vladivostok need another win or 2 to be sure of a play off place and will attack here.They have won 4 of their last 6 games and have scored 2 or more goals in 7 of their last 8 matches.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:16 am

With 12 games today,the KHL is going to be very busy.We shall concentrate on teams that are in form and require play off points.

Podolsk vs Kunlun - Podolsk to WIN on Moneyline@1.63

Podolsk are in great form with 4 wins from their last 5 games and have won each of their last 5 home games.Victory will take them to 96 points and an assured play off place.Kunlun are in a play off fight too but have lost 2 of their last 3 matches and 2 of their last 3 away games.

Astana vs Novosibirsk - Novosibirsk to WIN on Moneyline@2.00

A really tough one to predict.Both teams need play off points.Astana have lost 2 of their last 4 matches and 2 of their last 5 home games.Novosibirsk have to win this or their play off hopes could vanish.They have won 4 of their last 5 matches and each of their last 3 away games.A close battle expected but I think the away side can just nick it.

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Re: Daily Thread - Russia KHL Betting 2016-2017

Postby stretchpaul » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:01 am

There was a crazy amount of goals yesterday as teams went for broke in a desperate attempt to get last chance play off points.If I had gone for goals rather than wins I would of found it hard to lose.Still,we got 1 solid winner.10 play off places have now been filled from the 16 available and the finishing line for regulation is in sight.

We have only 2 games today,the calm before the storm so to speak.Tomorrow is going to be another crazy day as a full fixture list kicks in again.So for today we shall look at goals in the 2 matches on offer.

Chelyabinsk vs Magnitogorsk - MOZYAKIN,Sergei to be ANYTIME SCORER@1.98

Wow is this guy a legend or what.So far he has an incredible 47 goals this season which is a KHL record.No other player has been as consistent as him at finding the net.He joined Magnitogorsk in 2011 and has scored 234 goals in that time and is closing in on 400 appearances.He is determined to get 50 goals this season too and has 2 games to do it,both against today's opponents today and in 2 days time.Good luck to him.

Bratislava vs Zagreb - Zagreb OVER 2 goals@176

A dead rubber match as neither team can make the play offs.So a relaxed game of hockey looks likely.Bratislava are the better side but have conceded at least 2 goals in each of their last 4 home games.Zagreb are in awful form but have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 4 matches.

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