Frozen Assets: SOL (Shootout Losses)

One of the most frustrating events for hockey bettors is when the team they bet on loses in a shootout. To be so close to winning and come away empty handed can drive a bettor crazy – after all even the team that loses gets something (a single point). Who has been the best and […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on November 6, 2009

Pucking the trends: No-vechkin and swine flu issues

This week at Covers.com, Ari looks at the Ovechkin injury, H1N1 in the dressing room, Tampa’s shootout woes and more. No-vechkin The Washington Capitals announced that Alex Ovechkin is week-to-week with an upper-body strain. According to Washington Times writer Corey Masisak, the Capitals don’t usually place the “week-to-week” label on a player unless the injury […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on November 4, 2009

Frozen Assets: Keep This Jay-Oh-Bee – Cranderson and the Bryz

Very few people, and certainly not oddsmakers, were ready for some of the hot starts this year. Phoenix and Colorado, ranked 3rd and 4th respectively on TSN’s Power Rankings, are two teams that were expected to compete for last place in their divisions, but instead have been winning consistently. Why? Both teams’ goaltenders, acquired for […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on October 30, 2009

Who Do the Real Experts Think Will Win the Stanley Cup: Part II

On August 14th, I looked at how the oddsmakers ranked each team by averaging the odds on each team to win the Stanley Cup from many different sportsbooks. As Richard’s Puck Prospectus article Cinderella and the Disappointment highlights, some unexpected teams are off to hot starts, while other teams, expected to be among the league’s […]

Posted by Ari in Columns,Frozen Assets on October 23, 2009

Pucking the Trends: NHL Betting News & Notes

Read an excerpt from Ari’s Covers.com contribution: Pucking the Trends: NHL Betting News & Notes.

This week’s column looks at the large percentage of close and high-scoring games so far, the early struggles of the Hurricanes and Canucks, and the offensive success of the Blackhawks.

Posted by Ari in Columns,Frozen Assets on October 14, 2009

Biggest Improvements and Disappointments? Ask the Oddsmakers

Which teams have improved from last October? Which teams have declined? Sure, Philadelphia added Chris Pronger, Calgary added Jay Bouwmeester and the Rangers added Marian Gaborik, but how have those teams’ chances to win the cup really improved. Comparing odds on each team to win the Stanley Cup from October 30th of last year to […]

Posted by Ari in Columns,Frozen Assets on October 9, 2009

Division Betting Preview: Favorites, Darkhorses, and Value Plays

I have taken the best odds from sites offering NHL division betting odds. Please contact me privately if you would like to know which site is offering a specific bet. Sites offering division odds are: 5Dimes, Expekt, Gamebookers, Intertops, Ladbrokes, Sportingbet, Stan James, Unibet Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Team………………………………Odds Pittsburgh Penguins…………..-125 Philadelphia Flyers……………+320 New Jersey […]

Posted by Ari in Columns,Frozen Assets on September 28, 2009