NHL Gambling: Bet Of The Night Calgary Flames Over Los Angeles Kings

After a small hiatus were back with our NHL gambling bet of the night. Tonight it’s that the Calgary Flames can beat the Los Angeles Kings by at least two goals.

A cold knock me out for a few days, meaning I couldn’t get to the computer to put up out NHL gambling bet of the night on Monday and Tuesday. Now that I’m back to relative full-strength I’m also back to my full degenerative state.

In our bet of the night we like to bet on a dog. And by that we generally mean a team that shouldn’t win where we think they should. But since the NHL is going through their by-weeks in January we’re left with some nights were there are but a handful of games (or just one). So we had to adjust that a bit.

What we’ve don’t is find a bet with good value. Nothing below even odds will count for our bet of the night. Tonight’s bet is going to be that the Calgary Flames win by more than two goals at +170 odds. Good ol’ Canadian lines.

Bet Of The Night

los angeles kings[+135] Record : 25-18-5, Road Record : 13-9-2, Form (Last 5) :

LAK 2-4 ANA LAK 1-4 SJS LAK 1-3 PIT LAK 4-2 NYR LAK 2-6 VAN

calgary flames[-160] Record : 25-16-6, Home Record : 12-11-2, Form (Last 5) :

CGY 5-1 TBL CGY 4-2 FLA CGY 4-1 CAR CGY 1-2 WPG CGY 2-3 BUF

The Los Angeles Kings are absolutely terrible right now. Over their last five outings the Kings have gone 1-4-0, putting up a -9 goal differential. Of the four losses all have been by more than two goals.

The Calgary Flames on the other hand have been outscoring their opposition by 16-9 over their last five games. The Flames are scoring and scoring in bunches.

You see where I’m going with this already?

The only thing that could ruin this bet is the goaltending dual that’s shaping up between the two teams. At the time of writing Jonathan Quick and his fantastic 0.921 SV% and 2.44 GAA have yet to be confirmed as the starter, but it’s expected that he does.

While the Calgary Flames have confirmed that Mike Smith and his new post-Arizona lease on life with his 2.41 GAA and .926 SV% will get the start. These are two of the better goalies in the league at the moment. If anything this could be a low scoring affair.

I just don’t trust the Kings right now. They aren’t playing the type of game were used to seeing from them; physical and puck dominant. Which has inevitably led to them falling down the standings.

The Flames on the other hand are absolutely flying now. Just a few short weeks ago they were a few points out of a playoff spot. They now find themselves three points back of second place San Jose. The Kings will continue to sink as the Flames get hotter.

Tonight’s Bet: Calgary to win by 2 goals or more @-1.5 (+170)

Stats so far: (8/13) 61.5%

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NHL Gambling: Los Angeles Kings Over Anaheim Ducks 19-01-2018

We’ve lost two in a row now in our NHL gambling bet of the night. But tonight it’s going to be different, we’re going to end the week proper with taking the Los Angeles Kings over the Anaheim Ducks.

Yeah, we know that the entire point of our NHL gambling bet of the night is to win. So why are we taking a team that has literally lost all of its last five games?

It’s not very complicated but let us explain why at +135 the Kings are a good bet to make on the NHL’s limited Friday schedule.

Bet Of The Night

los angeles kings[+135] Record : 24-16-5, Road Record : 13-7-2, Form (Last 5) :

LAK 3-4 LAK LAK 3-4 LAK LAK 2-4 ANA LAK 1-4 SJS LAK 1-3 PIT

anaheim ducks[-155] Record : 21-16-9, Home Record : 11-8-3, Form (Last 5) :

ANA 1-2 EDM ANA 2-3 CGY ANA 4-2 LAK ANA 1-3 COL ANA 5-3 PIT

The Los Angeles Kings are a good team. This slide is uncharacteristic of their play this season. They control the play, they’re big, they’re physical, and they have one heck of a good goalie.

But sometimes that just ain’t enough to win hockey games. The Kings hit a wall we all knew they’d hit when Jeff Carter went down with injury. Where were the goals going to come from exactly?

For years now LA hasn’t been a goal scoring team. They’ve typically ranked somewhere in the middle of the pack if not lower in the NHL in terms of goal scoring. When you look at the last five games they scored an average of two goals a game. That ain’t enough to win hockey games in 2018. Maybe in 2003 when the Devils trap teams dominated, but not in the speed-crazed NHL of today.

So why does that change today? Because the Kings are going on the road…sort of. I know Anaheim isn’t too far, but the game isn’t at the Staples Center so it counts.

In the Kings last five road outings, they’re +6 in terms of goal differential scoring an average of 3.4 goals a game. That’s one heck of a difference.

Bet of the Night: Kings to win over Ducks @+135

Stats So Far (8/12) 67%

That’s two losses in a row. If we’re going to take a positive out of this its that we know what we feel like when a bet isn’t right. Both the Habs bet from two nights ago and the one for the Sens last night didn’t feel quite right.

Tonight is different. The Kings are better on the road than at home where they just don’t score. Not recently at least. Tonight, we get back to winning ways and 70%.

NHL Gambling Ottawa Senators Over St Louis Blues 18-01-2018

Our NHL gambling bet of the night did not come through last night. Thanks a lot Montréal Canadiens.

Our NHL gambling bet of the night is for the Ottawa Senators (at home) to get the win against the visiting St. Louis Blues. It’s not every day that we put money on a home dog, put tonight is the night.

stl[-120] Record : 27-17-3, Road Record : 12-8-3, Form (Last 5) :

STL 2-1 VGK STL 3-6 STL STL 3-4 WAS STL 4-7 FLA STL 2-1 TOR

ott[+100] Record : 15-18-9, Home Record : 9-8-5, Form (Last 5) :

OTT 6-5 SJS BOS 7-1 CAR OTT 6-3 TBL OTT 2-8 CHI OTT 4-3 TOR

Even though the line for the Ottawa Senators opened at +100 they are in fact a dog. With the Blues being a -120 favorite, Vegas believes that St. Louis will be the favorite in this tilt. And just looking at records will confirm that decision. So we’re shorting it.

Thankfully the Ottawa line went up by the time we went to put money don’t on the game. By noon the line had moved from +100 to +120 for the Sens to win at home.

When we look at a game line we like to see in what shape the team is currently. Who cares if the Sens are, for examples sake 0-10 at home versus the Blues? (I don’t think that in anyway accurate, it’s just an example to highlight a point). It doesn’t matter.

Over their last five games the Sens are 4-1-0. That’s a grat record for a team that was a goal away from the Stanley Cup finals last season. The Sens should be better than what their record shows.

The Blues are still riding high in the Central division, but are absoltuely .500 right now with a 2-2-1 form. Don’t get me wrong, the Blues are dangerous even on the road, picking up three of a possible six points in their last three road games. But with the Sens starting to wake from their slumber, they should be able to take points at home from the Blues.

Bet: Ottawa Senators to win over the St. Louis Blues @ +120

Stats So Far (8/11) – 73%

We finally lost a bet. After a straight run of eight wins in a row we lost last night’s bet of the night of the Montréal Canadiens over the Boston Bruins. It started well with the Habs winning, but the Bruins slowly took over and won 4-1.

At least we can get that loss and know what it feels like, sometimes winning too much just gets to you. You start getting risky and careless with the success. So in a way, thank you for lossing Montréal.u

NHL Gambling Bet Of The Night: Montreal Canadiens Over Boston Bruins

Our NHL gambling bet of the night continues with a bit of controversy in the Ridin Pine camp over today’s pick.

There are only two games scheduled tonight. So NHL gambling on a viable dog gets tough. That difficulty is coumpounded when one game has two favourites. The Penguins are -105 on the road in Anaheim who are -115 at the opening.

Which means we have to ignore both lines. We could have gone to the Canadian line, but we didn’t beleive that the Ducks could lose by two goals or more at home.

But we also didn’t think the Habs could win in Boston.

mtl[+170] Record : 18-20-6, Road Record : 7-12-1, Form (Last 5) :

MTL 1-4 SJS MTL 2-1 TBL MTL 5-2 VAN MTL 3-4 BOS MTL 4-5 NYI

bos[-210] Record : 24-10-8, Home Record : 14-5-4, Form (Last 5) :

BOS 5-1 NYI BOS 7-1 CAR BOS 5-6 PIT BOS 4-3 MTL BOS 2-3 DAL

And that’s where the controversy came from. Both the Habs winning and the Ducks losing by two or more didn’t seem plausible.

Sure the Ducks don’t score, but they don’t let up much either. And with a 10-8-3 home record its hard to see the Ducks losing and losing big at home.

So Mitch thought of going with the bog dog, the Habs winning on the road against Boston.  team that’s steam rolled most of their opposition recently.

But if form tables say anything it’s that Boston is headed towards a slide while the Habs are on the uptick. Sure the Bruins haven’t lost much recently, but neither have the Habs. The Canadiens have dropped but four points recently.

They should have won against the Islanders. If not for an uncharacteristly bad night for Carey Price, the Habs should have taken both points as they desimated the Islanders with 56 shots against. 56!

After much debate over that Habs getting better and the Bruins having to drop a game at some point, the +170 line on the Habs was too much to pass up. So That’s our bet.

Bet: Montréal Canadiens to win over the Boston Bruins @ +170

Stats So Far (8/10) – 80%

With last nights overtime win by the St. Louis Blues over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the ACC we’re now at 80% success in 2018.

Our sample size is still small, but we’re starting to enter unprecidented territory. We’ll never be 100%. Which is fine. But anything above 60% is what we’re aiming for with our daily bets.

Make sure to follow us and our bets throughout this season.

NHL Gambling Bet Of The Night: St. Louis Blues Over Toronto Maple Leafs 16-01-28

In tonight’s NHL gambling action take the St. Louis Blues over the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the Leafs being .500 at home over their last five, its the perfect time for St. Louis to play at the ACC.

stl[+125] Record : 26-17-3, Road Record : 11-8-3, Form (Last 5) :

STL 3-2 NJD STL 2-1 VGK STL 3-6 PHI STL 3-4 WAS STL 4-7 FLA

tor[-145] Record : 25-17-3, Home Record : 13-7-1, Form (Last 5) :

TOR 0-2 TBL TOR 3-2 SJS TOR 3-2 VAN TOR 2-3 CBJ TOR 3-4 OTT

Both of these teams seem at the same crossroads. They started the year well but have hit a wall at the halfway mark. Both are in similar form, picking up five of a possible ten points over their last five games.

So why take the Blues over the Leafs at home?

First, Jake Allen won’t be playing, The Blues starter is going through a rough patch at the moment. In steps the league leader in GAA and SV% with 1.84 and 0.940. There no metrics for identifying the emotional bump players get from having a confident and competent shot stopper between the pipes, but you have to imagine its high with Hutton there right now.

Second, the Leafs haven’t been as good as their record shows at the ACC. Not recently anyway. In that five-game sample size, the Leafs played every game at home. A .500 team at home isn’t a good one.

There’s no doubt that Toronto are better than this and that they will eventually return to form, But for the time being the Leafs are vulnerable at home. For any team, of any quality. The Coyotes would fancy two points on the road in Toronto.

Stats So Far – (7/9) 78%

Our little run here has been unprecedented (for us at least). We haven’t lost in seven straight days. If you haven’t been following out Bets Of The Night, get in on it now.