Betting Trends for Stanley Cup

NHL OddsA trend that has been gaining momentum on the Stanley Cup finals since and around Game 3 from the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning series, has turned some bettor faces creating a bit of a stir in the hockey world, not a breakthrough-trend in itself for the Cup finals as witnessed in the past history of Cup finals, the trend is a tied 1-1 on the series, in a total 26 times the away team won Game 3 13 times and the home team won Game 3 13 times. When the away team won Game 3, it went on to win the Stanley Cup all 13 times, the home team, meanwhile, went on to win the Cup just eight times after winning Game 3.

This trend predicts the outcome, and the outcome right now is Tampa Bay, after the Lightning stormed into Chicago and claimed the third game of the series, 4-3. the problem with the Blackhawks is, every time you look at the bench, they are throwing another line full of multi-Cup winning snipers over the boards. Plus, the Lightning were looking at -165 odds to win the series before Game 4. Put those two factors together and it made it tough for anyone to pull the trigger, It got harder for to make that bet after the Hawks won Game 4, 2-1. Continue Reading →

Pacer’s Odds In Limbo Over Paul’s Broken Leg

Paul GeorgeWho would have thought that one basketball player breaking his leg in the NBA offseason could have such wide ranging effects on the odds and futures being offered in Las Vegas on professional basketball for 2014-2015?

Playing ball for Team USA is certainly an honor… and a big one. Not that many pro athletes get to represent their country on an international stage against the best that the rest of the world has to offer? Paul George of the Indiana Pacers answered the call and paid the price. After breaking both the bones in the lower leg while in practice for the US National Team, George is now expected to miss the entire 2014 NBA season.

This severe blow to the Pacers chances in next years’ tight NBA competition did not go unnoticed in Las Vegas, Continue Reading →

Long Hot Summer In Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas NVIt’s the off season, right? The slowest time of the year for the wagering industry. There must be a lot of really bored sportsbook operators out there just pining away until football comes around again. However, things are not always as they appear to be.

Out in Las Vegas the guys running the big books are already setting up the shop to handle the upcoming football action. Even during a time when the only steady sports action comes from baseball, there is still a lot to do to be ready for September.

Oddsmakers, handicappers and operators are all trying to outguess each other by posting early numbers on season win totals for NFL teams even before the first snap from center. Early bettors can always find bargains at this time of the year. Continue Reading →

Fierce Battles Everywhere, Playoff Hockey Heating Up!

NHL OddsLast year’s Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks find themselves in an absolute dog fight with their feisty rival the St Louis Blues. The Blues quickly took both games 1 and game 2 on their home ice and left the Blackhawks reeling and In need of a quick wakeup call!

The Blackhawks regrouped back on home ice and handled their business, but the games were anything but blowouts. In fact four of the 5 games so far between these two teams have been decided by one goal in overtime! If the Hawks plan on getting back to the finals they will need to quickly get things in gear of they will be watching this year’s finals from home. Game 5 might have been that pivotal game as to which team is hungry enough to advance! Bookies had the Black hawks as small underdog at +112 with the total the game 5. The Hawks won in miraculous fashion in overtime on a breakaway by Captain Jonathan Toews. Game 6 will back in Chicago at the Madhouse on Madison and you can be that the place will be rocking as the Hawks now lead the series 3-2 one win away from advancing. Offshore bookmakers have the Blackhawks a -150 favorite on Sunday’s game 6. Continue Reading →

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