NHL Consensus Picks Expert’s Report Card: After 62 NHL Season Games
After every ten games or so I write an article about how every NHL team would have done if you bet $100 on the money line for every game. This is my sixth edition of the series.You can find the past six articles in the Sports Betting Blog section. The odds I use to keep track of this data can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus.
When the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, every team in the NHL had played at least sixty-two games. That means every team is in the final twenty game stretch. Some teams will be trying to make one last impressive push at the playoffs, while others toss in the towel and begin to prepare for next season.
Top NHL Hockey Teams
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights magical run continues to place them at the top of my list. Vegas is close to becoming the first ever expansion team to make the playoffs in their first season. If you bet $100 on every single Golden Knights games, you would have won $1838.26. The Golden Knights are in the midst of a three-game losing streak right now, but so far this season they have been a pretty safe bet.
The Avalanche are a single point out of the final wild-card spot, but they have been a very good team to bet on this season. You would have won $1188.57 if you bet $100 on all the Avalanche’s games. Colorado has found themselves to be constant underdogs after ending last season in the last place in the entire NHL.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning are sitting in first place of the entire NHL, but not by much. The Predators and Golden Knights are right on their heels. If you bet $100 on all sixty-six of the Lightning’s games, you would have won $1081.04. Tampa Bay is constantly a large favorite in their matchups but is probably the safest team to bet on in the NHL.
Bottom NHL Hockey Teams
The Canadiens have fallen to the bottom of this list for the first time. Arizona and Buffalo have found moderate success, which has allowed the Canadiens to pass them as the worst team to bet on. Montreal would have lost you $1714.70 if you bet $100 on all their games.
The Coyotes have been terrible all season, but for the first time in a while they are not the worst team on the list. Arizona would have lost you $1647.59 if you bet $100 on all their games. The Coyotes are in last place of the NHL right now, which gives them the best odds for the number one overall draft pick.
Like the Coyotes, the Sabres have been on this list all season. Buffalo was expected to have a better season this year, but instead have struggled to maintain any consistency. The Sabres are above only the Coyotes in the NHL. If you bet $100 on all of Buffalo’s games, you would have lost $1515.27.
NHL Hockey Teams With The Biggest Changes
St. Louis Blues
The Blues were looking like a Stanley Cup contender early in the season, but a recent losing streak has them one point out of the final Wild Card spot. If you bet $100 on every Blues game last article you would have won $332.72. Now if you bet $100 on every game, you would have lost $153.79.
The Flyers have jumped up the standings recently and that has shown in their betting totals. Philadelphia would have lost you $189.69 if you bet $100 on every game last article. Now the Flyers would have won you $376.63 if you bet $100 on every game.
The Blackhawks have had some big changes in the last stretch of the season before, but this year it is in the opposite direction. Chicago continues to fall in the standings. The Blackhawks are now fourteen points out of the final Wild Card spot. If you bet $100 on all of Chicago’s games last article, you would have lost $794.77. Now the Blackhawks would have lost you $1251.51 if you bet $100 on all their games.
The Predators got a taste of the Stanley Cup last season and they want to make it back to the promised land this season. Nashville is heating up at the right time. If you bet $100 on every Predators game last article you would have won $541.36. Now Nashville would have won you $976.92. The Predators are arguably the hottest team in the NHL right now, which makes them a safe team to bet on for now.
NHL Hockey – The Rest Of The Bunch
*Numbers in parenthesis are negative
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