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How to handicap NHL betting odds?
When betting on the NHL, there are several avenues you can travel down in search of a handicapping edge.
The NHL schedule is always a good place to start your search for a betting advantage. Look for teams nearing the end of a long road trip. They’re bound to be tired and susceptible to an upset. East teams played on the West Coast may discover that their body clocks haven’t caught up with the time change. Teams playing an afternoon game on the heels of a night game are also prone to be beaten, especially if there is travel involved between the two games.
The total is another wager that can pay off handsomely for you if you stay on top of the scoring charts. Keep track of which teams can put the puck in the net. For example, during the 2017-18 NHL season, the free-scoring Chicago Blackhawks went over the total in 16 successive games. Had you wagered $100 on the Blackhawks to go over in the first game and kept rolling over your winnings each game, by the end of that 16-game run you would have pocketed $1.6 million. On the other hand, the teams that constantly play it close to the vest and are are tough to score against would be reliable under plays.
Staying on top of the news is also a vital component in handicapping. Don’t bet on the NHL unless you plan to devour every morsel of information at your disposal. Know who is injured and who is about to come off the injured list. Keep track of which teams are slumping and which ones are rolling along on a hot streak. Find out who the starting goalies will be before placing a wager on a game.
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