NHL wagering handicappers should be aware that despite their poor record the Islanders are actually one of the biggest threats in hockey betting! NHL wagering, like baseball, is based on the money line odds. The New York Islanders have exploited that hockey betting system to be one of the most profitable teams on the board.
The Isles have a NHL wagering record of just 25-41-4-5 straight up but are a sensational 50-25 against the hockey odds. This is because when the Islanders do get a rare win, the payoff is so huge that it easily covers their losses and beyond. A great NHL wagering example of this comes from New York’s March 27 game at Detroit.
The Islanders were obviously a team that nobody in NHL wagering wanted to take against the defending Stanley Cup champions. In order to entice any hope of NHL wagering action towards New York the odds makers have to jack up the price so high that it becomes a value added play.
In the Islanders case against the Red Wings they were an astounding +$350 on the hockey betting board and got the cash with a stunning 2-0 upset win. This is a classic NHL wagering example of how you can never be too sure in NHL wagering and that overlays are potentially deadly to a bankroll.
The Washington Capitals have a NHL wagering mark of 46-23-2-5 straight up and 38-38 against the hockey odds. The Caps lead the southeast division standings and have the 2nd best record in the eastern conference. Alex Ovechkin is the man that makes the Caps go and is the ultimate NHL wagering asset.
Ovechkin has 53 goals and 47 assists to lead Washington while Nicklas Backstrom has 21 goals and 59 assists. Goaltender Jose Theodore has emerged as a solid contributor with a 2.80 goals against average and a save percentage of .902. The Capitals have a home record of 27-9-0-2 and are ranked 5th overall on offense.
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