|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NHLHockey betting odds handicappers have seen the New York Islanders emerge as the most profitable team on the hockey betting board so far this season. Hockey betting odds have seen the Islanders split their first 17 games but make huge hockey betting profits because of their consistent role as big underdogs.
A great example of the hockey betting odds value that the Islanders have brought comes from October 30 when they scored a 4-3 hockey betting win at Washington as +$190 under dogs. When the Islanders beat the hockey betting odds as such heavy underdogs they can make profits for value oriented gamblers even as they split the straight up results.
The Calgary Flames remained as one of the most consistent money makers with the hockey betting odds as they were 10-4-1-0 to start the season. The Flames success with the hockey betting odds is due in large part to their offense that is ranked 3rd best in the league for scoring and a power play that is ranked 5th in the league. Left winger Rene Bourque led the Flames in scoring with 6 goals and 11 assists while veteran captain Jarome Iginla had 8 goals.
Another big surprise with the hockey betting odds have been the Colorado Avalanche as they lost just 4 out of their first 18 games. Colorado was one of the worst teams on the hockey betting odds board last year and snuck up on most everyone to start this season as expectations were low. The Avs have been consistent on both ends of the ice as they ranked 10th in scoring and 3rd for goals against. Work-horse goaltender Craig Anderson has played in all but 1 game to start the season and has been a major asset for the Avs with the hockey betting odds as he had a 2.32 goals against average.
On the other end of the spectrum the struggles of the Detroit Red Wings continue to baffle hockey handicappers as the defending western conference champions were the biggest money loser on the board. Age seems to be finally catching up to this veteran team.