• Ducks acquire D Brewer from Lightning for pick

    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Anaheim Ducks acquired veteran defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The draft pick that Tampa Bay received was originally acquired by Anaheim from Edmonton in the trade that sent goaltender Viktor Fasth to the Oilers on March 4. Brewer, who has tallied four assists through 17 games so far this season, was drafted fifth overall by the New York Islanders in 1997 and has played in 982 games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and the Islanders, totaling 74 goals and…

  • Blank Friday: Talbot stymies Flyers again

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Cam Talbot flustered the Flyers again and Martin St. Louis reached a milestone, as the New York Rangers went to Philadelphia in the opener of a home-and-home set and left with a 3-0 victory. Talbot hadn’t played since making 31 saves in a 2-0 triumph over the Flyers on Nov. 19 at Madison Square Garden and on Friday turned aside all 26 shots he faced to give the Rangers a third win in their last four tries. All three of those wins have come via shutout, as Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots in 5-0 win over…

  • McDonagh returns for Rangers

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is set to return to the lineup for Friday’s game against Philadelphia after recovering from a separated shoulder. McDonagh was hurt in a Nov. 1 game against Winnipeg. The Rangers were 4-4-3 in the 11 games he missed. In 10 games this season entering Friday’s action, the Rangers captain notched three assists.

  • Habs try to rebound in matchup with Sabres

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Montreal Canadiens have had plenty of time to think about a lopsided loss in their last trip to the ice. The first-place Habs hope to take out their frustrations Friday night when they visit the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Montreal last played on Sunday when it was handed a 5-0 loss by the New York Rangers. It marked the fourth time the Canadiens were blanked this season, but the Habs responded from their previous three shutout losses with victories in the next game. The Canadiens are 8-2-0 over their last 10 games, but they were…

  • Jets try to secure 3rd straight win vs. Bruins

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Winnipeg Jets opened November on a three-game winning streak and can close the month the same way when they visit the Boston Bruins for Friday’s battle at TD Garden. The Jets are 8-4-2 in November after going 4-5-1 in the opening month of the season. After this evening’s game in Beantown, Winnipeg will be off until hosting Edmonton on Wednesday. Winnipeg is coming off consecutive victories in Columbus and Buffalo and can complete a perfect three-game road trip tonight. The Jets own a solid 8-4-2 record as the visiting team this season compared to a 4-5-1 mark…

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Corsi Percentage

Corsi Percentage Metric and a Team to Tail for the Month

Nov 25, 2014

Corsi percentage is what we covered in the first article last week.  I will pick up where my esteemed co-worker left off.  NHL fans are now catching onto a team that has surprising results so far.  Does the Corsi percentage indicate that the results are warranted or are they a flash in the pan?  Also we will look at a disappointment in the standings and see if they languish in our metric tracking as well.  Join ApexHocketBetting.com as we continue to look at the wild world of hockey metrics. Under the Radar No More Profit has come heavy and hard…

NHL Home Underdog

An Odd Reality in the NHL Chicago Visiting Vancouver Tonight!

Nov 23, 2014

During the first half of the NHL season, we typically get a few Twilight Zone games.  The linesmakers do not know what to think  of the game.  This necessitates them throwing out a cautious number hoping that by doing so they will not get one sided action.  In reality, the odds are not a true representation of the strength of the game but a preventative measure.  Tonight we have one of those circumstances as Chicago (12-7-1) visits Vancouver (13-6-1) for some late night weekend profit starting at 9:30PM. America’s Bookie and Their Take on the Blackhawks Devotion to defense is…

Ducks acquire D Brewer from Lightning for pick

Nov 28, 2014
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Anaheim Ducks acquired veteran defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The draft pick that Tampa Bay received was originally acquired by Anaheim from Edmonton in the trade that sent goaltender Viktor…

Blank Friday: Talbot stymies Flyers again

Nov 28, 2014
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Cam Talbot flustered the Flyers again and Martin St. Louis reached a milestone, as the New York Rangers went to Philadelphia in the opener of a home-and-home set and left with a 3-0 victory. Talbot hadn’t played since making 31 saves in a 2-0 triumph over…

McDonagh returns for Rangers

Nov 28, 2014
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is set to return to the lineup for Friday’s game against Philadelphia after recovering from a separated shoulder. McDonagh was hurt in a Nov. 1 game against Winnipeg. The Rangers were 4-4-3 in the 11 games he missed. In 10…

Habs try to rebound in matchup with Sabres

Nov 28, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – The Montreal Canadiens have had plenty of time to think about a lopsided loss in their last trip to the ice. The first-place Habs hope to take out their frustrations Friday night when they visit the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Montreal last played on Sunday when…

Jets try to secure 3rd straight win vs. Bruins

Nov 28, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – The Winnipeg Jets opened November on a three-game winning streak and can close the month the same way when they visit the Boston Bruins for Friday’s battle at TD Garden. The Jets are 8-4-2 in November after going 4-5-1 in the opening month of the season. After this…

How To Bet On Hockey

NHL Metrics

Hockey Handicapping and Metrics Made Easy Part One : Fenwick and Corsi

In a world of touts and bad comedy teams, Fenwick and Corsi sounds like the last stop on a Vaudeville tour.  However, make no mistake that these two names are actually terms that can raise your hockey handicapping ability.  They are technically metrics and attempt to quantify on ice dominance.  They are nice easy numbers that relate to on ice puck possession that teams have on even strength.  The first part of this series will give you their definitions and from there we will apply it our our hockey wagering patterns. No More Minding the Stopwatch Possession and how long…

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Introduction to Betting on Hockey

Anyone who has been involved with sports betting for any length of time has probably heard the story about the down-and-out gambler who went on a horrible losing streak in football, then shifted his attention to basketball, with the same degree of non-success. He just could not pick a winner, and this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he simply did not have a firm grasp of handicapping principles. With a certain desperation, he had a conversation with a friend as he explained his woes. The friend, trying to be helpful, suggested that maybe the desperate loser could take…

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Money Lines and Puck Lines in Hockey

There are a few different ways to bet on hockey, and we will go over them. The one that will be easiest for the general public to understand is the MONEY LINE, which essentially allows the bettor to place a wager on the outright winner of a game, with a price on the favorite and a price on the underdog. You will find these prices expressed in odds that are referred to as “American,” and not fractional. So as the hockey bettor, you are analyzing the “value” that appears in the line on either side, as you perceive it. Here…

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Futures Wagering in Hockey

What is a “futures” bet? Well, it is a wager that is placed on a future event, whether there are two wagering options or two hundred. In hockey there are a number of different things that can be the subject of a futures wager. And they need to be explored. Maybe the most common is a futures bet on who is going to win the Stanley Cup. That would include all 30 teams in the NHL, at least at the outset of the season. All of them will carry with them a price on winning the league championship. You can…