NHL wagering fans had high expectations for the Chicago Blackhawks to begin the hockey bet season and so far they have not been disappointed as the Blackhawks opened with a record of 9-4-1-4 straight up and a strong 13-5 against the hockey gambling lines, demonstrating excellent NHL wagering value to begin the year!
In road action Chicago was 3-3-0-1. In over/under NHL wagering action Chicago was 12-5-1 over with a road mark of 5-1-1 over the total. The NHL wagering stat charts had Chicago ranked a most impressive 2nd overall on offense while ranking 12th on defense. Chicago was ranked 8th on both power plays and penalty kills.
Patrick Kane led Chicago in scoring at the start of the NHL wagering season with 10 goals, 14 assists, and 24 points. Nikolai Khabibulin, after not being claimed on waivers, has been stellar between the pipes with a 2.39 goals against average and .923 save percentage!
Chicago is winding down its long traditional November road trip to make room for the circus back home at United Center. After a slow start to the NHL wagering season the Los Angeles Kings have provided superb hockey bet value recently.
Los Angeles opened the NHL wagering season 8-8-1-1 straight up but was 13-5 against the hockey gambling odds, as they pretty much operated under the radar screen of the NHL wagering public with low expectations. On the over/under NHL wagering stat charts Los Angeles went 11-7 under including 7 out of 13 under the total at home.
The Kings were ranked 22nd overall on offense while ranking 7th overall on defense on the NHL wagering stat charts. LA was a nice 9th in penalty killing. Dustin Brown is an exciting player for the Kings as he led in goals with 7 and penalty minutes with 26. Erik Ersberg has been great in goal with a 1.96 goals against average.
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