Conn Artists: Handicapping the NHL Playoff MVP Race

Heading into the finals, Chris Osgood, Henrik Zetterberg, and Johan Franzen were the favorites for Detroit, with Dan Cleary able to make a case with a very strong final series. The favorites in Pittsburgh were the usual suspects: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Marc-Andre Fleury as possible but unlikely third option. Before the Detroit-Pittsburgh series […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on June 12, 2009

What Bettors Need To Know: Stanley Cup Finals Game 7

Ari previews game 7 over at Covers: Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings (-180, 5.5) Home ice is nice The home team has won every game this series and Pittsburgh must try to break that trend in order to win its first Stanley Cup since 1992. The Wings have only lost once at home (11-1) […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on June 12, 2009

What Bettors Need To Know: Wings at Pens Game 6

I know it’s a little late, but here’s my preview of game 6 from Covers: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins (-140, 5.5): Matchup and trends The Hank and Pav show Pavel Datsyuk returned in a big way on Saturday, registering two assists and a +2 rating in 17:38 of ice time. Datsyuk, along with […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on June 9, 2009

Stanley Cup Finals: Betting Preview and Pick

Here is an excerpt from my Cup Finals preview over at Covers: Regardless of who wins the Stanley Cup finals, it has the potential to be a classic. This rematch of last year’s finals features two of the league’s most talented offenses. Pittsburgh enters the finals as the highest scoring team in the playoffs, averaging […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on May 30, 2009

Pens vs. Wings – The Great Debate

Yesterday on Covers, Ari debated Covers expert Dustin Neilson about who will take home the Stanley Cup. The NHL playoffs are finally down to two teams. If this situation seems familiar it’s because the Red Wings and Penguins faced each other in last year’s Stanley Cup finals. Our hockey experts, Ari Baum-Cohen and Dustin Nielson, go toe-to-toe […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on May 29, 2009

What Bettors Need to Know: Wings at Hawks

Excerpts from Ari’s article on Covers looking at tonight’s Wings/Hawks game from a bettor’s perspective: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks (-125, 5.5) Will Datsyuk Play? Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk missed Thursday’s practice and his status is uncertain for Friday’s game. The Hart Trophy finalist was injured during Game 2 when he was hit in […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on May 22, 2009

What bettors need to know: Hurricanes at Penguins

Excerpts from Ari’s article on Covers looking at tonight’s Canes/Pens game from a bettor’s perspective: Line Adjustments Pittsburgh won as -185 favorites in Game 1 of this series.  The line opened with Pittsburgh as -200 favorites for Game 2 and is currently at -190. The total is set at 5.5 -120, the same price as […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on May 21, 2009

Who Will (Probably) Win the Stanley Cup?

No hunches or homer opinions here – just straight up numbers. If you are not aware, the odds on each team to win an event corresponds to a % chance of them winning that event. For example, in a world with no vig, a team that is +100 (2.00 in European odds) has a 50% […]

Posted by Ari in Frozen Assets on May 9, 2009