|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NHLHockey betting has seen a very surprising list of teams that have been the most profitable so far with the hockey betting odds after a month of action. Hockey betting fans have also seen some surprises at the bottom of the hockey betting odds profit charts that includes a matchup from the 2008 western conference semi finals.
The Calgary Flames were the most profitable team in all of hockey betting through October and the New York Rangers were right behind them. While both teams made the hockey betting playoffs last year they were not considered to be top shelf teams.
What is even more surprising, especially with the Rangers, is that they are the two top scoring teams in all of hockey betting. Last year Calgary had a solid offense but the Rangers were one of the lowest scoring teams on the board. Marian Gaborik’s arrival from Minnesota has been the key hockey betting difference for the Broadway Blueshirts as he led the team with 8 goals and 7 assists.
The Colorado Avalanche may be the biggest surprise of all with the hockey betting odds as they were the third most profitable team on the NHL betting board after October. Colorado has been a balanced hockey betting commodity that ranked 10th in offense and a stellar 3rd in defense. Goaltender Craig Anderson arrived from Florida and has given the Avalanche a big hockey betting boost with a 2.14 goals against average and .936 save percentage as well as a record of 8-1-2.
The Atlanta Thrashers have also been a big hockey betting surprise out of the gate as they were 4th in profits through October after being one of the worst teams on the board last year. The Thrashers ranked 6th in total offense as Ilya Kovalchuk looks to be in prime form with 10 points. The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes have also been major surprises after missing the playoffs last year as they ranked 5th and 6th in profits respectively.
On the bottom the defending western conference champion Detroit Red Wings have stunned gamblers by ranking 28th out of the 30 teams against the money line and should consider changing their name to the “Red Inks” as that is what they have been to gamblers after a month of action. Detroit is always a huge overlay as the most popular team on the board and many believe age is catching up to them.
Detroit’s opponent in the western conference semi finals last year ranked 27th in the NHL against the money line as the Anaheim Ducks have not gotten the offensive production that they did last year.