|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NHLHockey betting odds handicappers continue to be amazed at the hockey betting success of the New York Islanders, who have been the most profitable team on the board. Hockey betting odds have consistently underrated the Islanders who had an overall hockey betting record of 7-6-3-4. The Isles are profitable because they are big dogs in most games.
The Islanders ranked 8th with the hockey betting odds for power play efficiency and that has been their main hockey betting strength. Left winger John Tavares has been a major NHL betting asset with 8 goals, including 4 on the power play, and 10 assists. The Islanders have been particularly effective with the hockey betting odds at home where they lost only 2 out of 9 games played.
The Calgary Flames have been one of the most consistently profitable teams with the hockey betting odds this year. The Flames have been in a neck and neck race with the Colorado Avalanche versus the hockey betting odds for first place in the Northwest Division. Calgary ranked 6th overall for goal scoring and 10th in goals against. Left winger Rene Bourque had 6 goals and 14 assists while right winger Jarome Iginla had 11 goals and 6 assists to pace the Flames. Goaltender Mikka Kiprusoff had a 2.35 goals against average.
Speaking of the Avalanche, they have also been one of the top teams this year with the hockey betting odds. Colorado has snuck under the radar screen with the hockey betting odds as they were not expected to be a contender this year. The Avs have been led by the goaltending of Craig Anderson who had a 2.42 goals against average.
In a young season full of surprises so far with the hockey betting odds the Atlanta Thrashers have also been an unexpectedly profitable team. Atlanta was right behind the Washington Capitals in the Southeast Division race and had the 2nd best offense in the league. Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk, long considered to be the most important player on the team, had 12 goals to lead the team.