Are you’re wondering what teams are the best valued NHL bets in the Western Conference? How about what team has been an absolute money guzzler over the last month. Take the time to read our insightful article which discloses the answers to these questions.
Hottest NHL Bets in the West
You can certainly make an extremely strong case for the Nashville Predators being the biggest surprise time in the first quarter of the NHL season. They’re currently tied with the St. Louis Blues for the top spot in the Western Conference standings. However, from a pure NHL betting value, they’ve been far superior compared to the Blues. At the time of this writing, the Predators had won the last 4, 6 of the last 7, and 9 of their last 11-games. During those last 11, the Predators have made $100 a game money line bettors $752. The only down side for Nashville backers is the fact that all the major sportsbooks have adjusted to their upstart team. During their current 4-game winning streak, they’ve been installed as a money line favorite of -181 or more on the NHL odds.
The Flames have quietly flown under the radar, and arguably have been the best NHL betting value in the Western Conference to this point. Try this on for size if you don’t think so. The Flames have seen 12 of their 15-wins this season come as a money line underdog, and just 3 of their 10-losses have come as a money line favorite. You certainly don’t require a MBA in calculus to figure out how good a NHL betting value the Flames have been in their first 25-games of the season.
By missing the playoffs a season ago, the Canucks have been far from an overvalued team despite their 16-7 money line start to the season. They’ve seen 6 of their first 16-wins come as a money line underdog, and they’ve lost just twice as a money line favorite in their first 23-games of the season. This is a team to keep on an eye on over the next couple of weeks when placing your NHL pick; since the books have been slow in adjusting to their fast start in the 2014-2015 campaign.
Western Money Guzzler
The Oilers are currently on a 9-game losing streak, and have dropped 13 of their last 15 overall. Despite their futility, they somehow have been installed as a money line favorite in 3 of those last 15-games, and cashed on just one of those occasions. By placing a $100 bet versus the money line on the Oilers during this most recent funk, you would’ve seen a loss of $1278 since October 29th.