NHL wagering fans can get burned by taking teams such as Tampa Bay lightly as they often get added hockey betting value from the odds makers. This has been a difficult and embarrassing NHL wagering season for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It started when they shocked the hockey betting community by firing coach Barry Melrose after hiring him away from ESPN just a couple of months before. The Lighting had an overall NHL wagering mark of 24-35-7-10 straight up but were a slightly profitable 39-37 against the hockey odds.
The reason for this discrepancy is because Tampa Bay gets better than deserved NHL wagering value from the sportsbooks that are trying to entice action their way. Few NHL wagering fans will consider Tampa Bay unless they get a huge price and when Tampa Bay does come through with a payoff it covers any losses associated with them.
Martin St. Louis must feel trapped with the Lightning as he has had another strong NHL wagering season with 77 points. Tampa Bay doesn’t have a true hockey betting strength as they ranked 23rd overall on offense and 26th overall on defense.
The Lightning went on a bad NHL wagering run from March 17 through March 29 as they lost 6 out of 7 games. The New Jersey Devils had a NHL wagering record of 47-25-2-2 straight up and 40-36 against the hockey odds. As is always the case the Devils have been a strong defensive team, ranking 4th overall in the NHL.
Goaltender Martin Brodeur has returned and has looked sharp in goal. Zach Parise has proven to be a NHL wagering asset with 89 points to lead New Jersey in scoring. The Devils have trended under this NHL wagering season as just 32 out of 76 games went over the total.
The Devils have cooled off somewhat as of late; however, as in a span from March 18 through March 30 they got the cash in just 1 out of 7 games. In that same span just 2 of those games went over the total.
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