Ross Benjamin shares some noteworthy team trends to follow during the remainder of regular season action. Go inside to read this insightful NHL betting blog article, and receive some resourceful tips for making winning picks.
If the Philadelphia Flyers miss the playoffs, all they’ll need to look back on is their ineptitude exhibited in away games since mid-January. During that course of time, Philadelphia has been an abysmal 5-19 on enemy ice. The Flyers have also gone an atrocious 1-9 in their last 10 games following a win.Not So Wild about Minnesota
After going on a prolonged torrid winning pace, the Minnesota Wild have cooled off considerably in recent weeks. Minnesota is 2-9 during their last 11 games. I would be apprehensive about using Minnesota for one your NHL picks right now, and especially so as a money line favorite. I’m sure they’ll break out of this downward spiral sooner rather than later. Nevertheless, betting a team that’s due is a poker equivalent of attempting catch an inside straight on the river card.Saturdays and Recent Home Games Hurting Isles Playoff Chances
Despite being on the threshold of an Eastern Conference wild card spot, the Islanders have managed to lose 4 straight home games when they needed to win most. Furthermore, and for whatever reason, the Islanders have gone a money draining 2-13 this season when playing on Saturdays. Paying attention to NHL betting odds when the Islanders host Nashville on Wednesday may be in your best interest. By the way, the Isles have one regular season Saturday game left, and that will come on 4/8 at New Jersey.
Model of Consistency
The Columbus Blue Jackets haven’t lost 3 straight games all season. As a matter of fact, they’ve dropped 2 in a row only 7 times, and obviously followed up those 2-game losing streaks with a win on each occasion. This is something to store in the memory bank when Stanley Cup Playoff action begins. It’s highly probable at some point of the postseason, Columbus will endure losing 2 in a row.
Recent Oilers Domination at Home
The Edmonton Oilers have won 5 consecutive home games, and did so in an emphatic manner. During those 5 victories, Edmonton outscored their opponents by a cumulative score of 23-6. Here’s another noteworthy item pertaining to the Oilers. Since game 42 of their season, Edmonton is a perfect 11-0 when facing teams who’ve converted on 14.5% or worse of their power play opportunities for the season.Kings Doldrums
The Los Angeles Kings are coming off a 3-0 home loss this past Saturday (3/25) which virtually put an end to any of their realistic playoff chances. It marked the 10th time this season that Los Angeles had been shutout. Additionally, Los Angeles is now 1-7 in their last 8 games following a win.