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NHL Playoff Zig Zag Theory

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The Zig-Zag Theory is one of the most popular playoff betting strategies among sharp bettors, especially when it comes to wagering on the NBA postseason, but the NHL is not exempt from the idea. The premise behind the Zig-Zag Theory is that in a best-of-seven playoff series, the team coming off a loss is more likely to win the next game regardless of the other variables in play.

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How to Bet NHL Pucklines

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Similar to point spread betting in most sports and the runline in baseball, pucklines are also available for bettors willing to dig a little deeper for some profits when wagering on NHL games.

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How Does the NHL Moneyline Work?

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For those unfamiliar with the betting term moneyline, it involves wagering on a team to simply win a game straight-up opposed to needing to cover a point spread or puck line in hockey.

The NHL moneyline works just like it does in MLB, except that instead of being based mainly on starting pitchers, the number is set around the team as a whole. For example, if the Philadelphia Flyers are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at Wells Fargo Center, the moneyline could look like this:

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Handicapping NHL Hockey Based on Travel Schedules

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Since oddsmakers account for a team’s travel when setting NHL betting lines, it is essential for bettors to take this into account before making their wagers as well.

When handicapping hockey games, it is easy to see that a tired team just does not have as much in the tank as a rested team, but there is much more to consider when breaking down a team’s schedule in relation to their opponent.

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Capitals host the Hawks in Winter Classic

The Washington Capitals have five wins in their past seven games against the Chicago Blackhawks as the two teams head outside to participate in the 2015 Winter Classic at Nationals Park on Thursday.

The Capitals have already beaten the Blackhawks once this season, picking up a 3-2 victory as a road underdog in their first meeting of the year on November 7 in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The OVER/UNDER is 6-3-1 in the last 10 games between Washington and Chicago.

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673576
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Los Angeles Kings take on Canucks in NHL Betting Odds

The Vancouver Canucks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Los Angeles Kings arrive at Rogers Arena on Thursday.

The Vancouver Canucks bring a 21-11-3 record to the battle against the 18-12-8 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vancouver go 17-16-2 so far and the Kings go 15-15-8.

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673534
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Sharks on ice in Anaheim on Wednesday

The San Jose Sharks have picked up two victories in their three games against the Anaheim Ducks so far this season as those Pacific Division rivals hit the ice together once again on Wednesday night.

San Jose topped Anaheim 4-1 as a road underdog on October 26 and 6-4 as a home favorite on November 29 before the Ducks broke through with a 3-2 win as a home favorite on December 22. Overall the Sharks are 7-3 in their last 10 meetings with the OVER/UNDER going 5-5 on the totals.

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672594
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Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames Odds Preview with Prediction

Edmonton pays a visit to Calgary on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Flames snipers in hockey action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary will face the 8-22-7 Oilers. In totals betting, the Flames are 17-20-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Edmonton Oilers are 16-18-3.

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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Philadelphia Flyers vs Colorado Avalanche

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Philadelphia Flyers at Colorado battle on Wednesday at Pepsi Center as the Avalanche try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Supporters of the Philadelphia Flyers have seen them go 14-16-6 so far this season, while the Avalanche are at 13-14-8. In totals betting, the Colorado Avalanche are 17-17-1, while the Flyers are 19-16-1.

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672840
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Arizona Coyotes at Dallas Stars NHL Odds Report

The visiting Arizona Coyotes hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at American Airlines Center against the Dallas Stars.

Supporters of the Arizona Coyotes have seen them go 14-18-4 so far this season, while the Stars are at 16-14-5. In totals betting, the Dallas Stars are 18-17, while the Coyotes are 19-16-1.

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672882
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