The NHL has just about hit the halfway point of the regular season. As the season goes along, I write about how each team does against the money line every ten games or so. This helps bettors know which teams are the safest to bet on and which ones are best to keep away from. I also like to show how teams are trending. I calculate this by taking lines from BetOnline before each game. You can find the other articles in this series in the blog section of The Sports Geek.
Just about every team in the NHL has reached the 41 game mark of the season, which is the halfway point. Nine teams have not hit the halfway point of the season yet. The New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets are all at the 40 game mark of the season, while the St. Louis Blues have played 39 games. The standings are starting to create a divide between the contenders and the pretenders, but there is still plenty of time for some of the teams to turn it around this NHL season.
- $100 Bet on every Tampa Bay game = +$1089.51
- $100 Bet on every Islanders games = +$1085.80
- $100 Bet on every Flames games = +$607.50
- $100 Bet on every Flyers game = -$1123.57
- $100 Bet on every Blackhawks game = -$889.99
- $100 Bet on every Panthers game = -$779.74
Teams with Biggest Changes
The Avalanche jumped out to a real fast start this season, but have hit some struggles recently. Colorado has lost seven of their last ten games and it shows in their money line total this season. Last article, the Avalanche would have won you $243.37 if you bet $100 on each of their games. Now Colorado would have lost you $375.35. I believe the Avalanche will turn around their losing streak sometime soon.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit has been a very up and down team to this point in the season. The Red Wings have had a lot of injuries on their defensive line. Detroit is also a pretty young team, which leads to some inconsistency. The Red Wings would have won you $220.33 last article. Now if you had bet $100 on every Detroit game, you would have lost $314.67. I believe the Red Wings are a team to be cautious with when betting on them.
The Penguins were off to a tough start to the season in terms of their total against the money line. Pittsburgh has been really hot recently, winning nine of their last ten games. The Penguins would have lost you $714.67 if you bet $100 on each of their games heading up to the last article. Now Pittsburgh would have only lost you $6.27 if you bet $100 on all of their games.
Edmonton has been an up and down team all season. Right now, the Oilers are on a down slope. Edmonton has lost eight of their last ten games. The Oilers would have won you $338.25 if you bet $100 on all of their games last article. Now Edmonton would have lost you $277.00 if you bet $100 on all of their games. The Oilers still have a very talented roster offensively, which makes me believe they could catch fire at some point this season.
Rest of the NHL
Here is how the rest of the NHL would have done if you bet $100 on each of their games to this point in the season.
BOLD represents teams with negative values.