|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NHLHockey betting odds handicappers head into the US Thanksgiving weekend with some hockey betting surprise teams that have brought added board value. Hockey betting odds wagering will continue to focus on these teams that have been consistently near the top of the hockey betting profit charts this season.
The New York Islanders continue to be one of the most dangerous teams to bet against with the hockey betting odds. While the Islanders split their first 23 hockey betting matchups they were such huge NHL betting underdogs in most of those games that all they had to do was win half the time for huge profits with the hockey betting odds. A great example of this is when the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on November 16 as $155 dogs with the hockey betting odds.
The Atlanta Thrashers were another surprise team with the hockey betting odds after two months of play. Atlanta was 10-7-0-2 to begin the season after missing the playoffs last year. The Thrashers success with the hockey betting odds could be attributed in large part to their explosive offense, which was the highest scoring unit in the NHL. Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk, who has so much potential but who was so disappointing last year, is rebounding with a great start as he had 13 goals to lead the team.
The Colorado Avalanche, like Atlanta and the Islanders, missed the playoffs last year and had low expectations heading into this season. Colorado has been a great surprise with the hockey betting odds as they were 13-7-0-3 to start the season including 6-2 with the hockey betting odds at home. Milan Hejduk had 10 goals to pace the Avs while goaltender Craig Anderson had 12 wins and a 2.52 goals against average.
The Nashville Predators are yet another team that has emerged as a leading contender after missing the playoffs last year. The Preds were one of the hottest teams on the board in the last month as they won 9 out of 11 games for gamblers from October 28 through November 21. Nashville was particularly tough at home with a mark of 7-3.