NHL Predictions - How To Bet Games That Have Big Injuries

Steven Stamkos in action

Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:25 PM GMT

During the season all players are exposed to injuries and teams need to be prepared for those situations. Read how to bet games with injuries involved in this article.

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How I Attack Betting Games That Have Big injuries

In recent days we've seen big-time injuries to big time players so how does that affect the way we bet this teams?. For me, it's simple, stay away for a few games. Bettors often make the mistake of thinking they're going to take advantage of an injury because they don't understand the structure of the team. Most successful organizations have the next man up mentality so when we look at a team like the Tampa Bay Lightning, after the Steven Stamkos injury, we have to look deeper than the surface note that seems to indicate that losing Stamkos will be devastating.

In his absence against Buffalo was Vladislav Namestikov who will never be mistaken for Stamkos but he is just as defensively responsible and has the ability to make his teammates better. The Lightning have enough offensive talent to just move forward so let's not overreact unless we see the bookmakers doing the same.

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