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Gambling in Sports - NHL Playoff Matchups and Trends

Gambling in sports excitement is more intense than ever as the Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing and offering plenty of challenges.

Gambling in sports handicappers have had some very stark reminders in the early going of just how dangerous it is to lay out big money with on line sports gambling chalks in the NHL Playoffs. Montreal scored a huge gambling in sports upset win in game one over the number one seed Washington Capitals in their Eastern Conference series.

Montreal was also trending under with 9 unders in their last 13 games.  Washington was the opposite in that they went over the total in 10 out of their last 15 games at home.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators split their first two gambling in sports matchups in the Steel City. Pittsburgh has done well in the quarterfinals with 9 wins in their last 12 games in that round.

11 out of their last 15 quarterfinal games went under the total.  Ottawa has also trended over in the quarterfinals with just 16 out of their last 53 games in that round going under the total.

The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers split their first two games with the NHL odds.  The home team has trended strongly in this series through the years with a mark of 35-16.

The Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins also split their first two gambling in sports matchups in Buffalo.  The home team has gotten the money in 9 out of their last 14 head to head matchups.

The Vancouver Canucks have enjoyed a recent advantage over the Los Angeles Kings in which they have won 6 out of the last 7 head to head matchups as the teams went under the gambling in sports total 5 out of 6 times.

The home team has gotten the money for those gambling in sports in 7 out of the last 8 head to head matchups between the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche.

The Detroit Red Wings have dominated the Phoenix Coyotes through the years with a mark of 25-8-6 including 7-1 as a host while the Chicago Blackhawks ad Nashville Predators have gone over the total in just 1 out of their last 7 matchups.