|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Hockey betting has been a disaster with the Wild as they have shown to be lacking in offensive depth so far with the hockey betting odds as Eric Belanger and Andrew Brunette have been all of the offense so far. Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom has been not been a hockey betting liability as he had decent numbers with the hockey betting odds. Backstrom had a 2.50 goals against average and a NHL betting save percentage of .916 but cannot win games without offensive support.
Brunette had 7 goals while Belanger had 4 but the rest of the team had 2 or less except for Mikko Koivu with 3. It looks like a long cold hockey betting winter in Minnesota unless they pick up the offensive pace.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the worst teams in hockey betting so far as they won just 2 out of their first 13 games. Carolina was a surprise team in the hockey betting playoffs last year as they upset the top seeded Boston Bruins thanks to the outstanding goaltending of Cam Ward. Ward has not lived up to last spring’s hockey betting headlines, however, as he had a 3.07 goals against average and a save percentage of .898. The Carolina offense has not been impressive either as veteran Ray Whitney led the team in goals with just 4.
Things have been even worse with the Toronto Maple Leafs as they won just 1 out of their first 12 hockey betting matchups. It was understood that Toronto was facing a hockey betting rebuild job but things were not expected to be this bad. Goaltending has been atrocious with the threesome of Vesa Toskala, Jonas Gustavsson, and Joey MacDonald all with goals against averages of 3.22 or worse and with save percentages of .892 or worse.The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets have given bettors good lessons on value, or lack thereof. Detroit started the season 5-4-1-2 but was one of the biggest money losers on the board as was Columbus, who started 7-5-0-1. The reason for this is that both teams are often heavy overlay favorites that cost gamblers big when they lose.