• Blues aim for home-and-home sweep of Kings

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The St. Louis Blues will see what kind of encore Vladimir Tarasenko has in store on Thursday night when they go for a sweep of a home-and-home series with the Los Angeles Kings. Tarasenko netted his second career hat trick in Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over the Kings in St. Louis. He added an assist to give him six goals and four assists over a six-game point streak while extending St. Louis’ winning streak to five straight games. The 23-year-old’s first hat trick came at Dallas on Oct. 28 of this season and Tarasenko is now tied for second…

  • Ducks, Habs clash on special night for Koivu

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Anaheim Ducks had a sizeable winning streak halted last time out and would love to do the same to the hosting Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at Bell Centre. However, the Habs come in with a streaking offense and could get another emotional lift when longtime captain Saku Koivu is honored following the end of his 18-year career. Montreal returned home last week following a 1-3-0 road trip, but has won the first three of a five-game homestand, scoring 13 goals over that span while allowing just four. The Canadiens are on their longest winning streak since…

  • Hapless Oilers shoot for a rare win in San Jose

    (SportsNetwork.com) – Craig MacTavish and Todd Nelson got a closer look on Tuesday just how rough of a season it has been for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers look to rebound from yet another heart-breaking loss and avoid a sixth setback in a row on Thursday night as they visit the San Jose Sharks. Edmonton hit the ice on Tuesday to take on the hosting Arizona Coyotes just one day after the club fired Dallas Eakins as its head coach. MacTavish, the general manager, joined Nelson on the bench and will help coach for the near future until Nelson is…

  • Caps eye rebound effort against streaking Blue Jackets

    (SportsNetwork.com) – After losing the longest shootout in NHL history, the Washington Capitals hope to rebound with a road win Thursday against the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington dropped a 2-1 decision against the Panthers on Thursday, losing after an epic 20-round shootout battle. Despite the loss — the Capitals’ second in three outings — Washington was able to extend its point streak to six games (4-0-2). Tuesday’s game featured a total of two goals through 65 minutes, but the clubs combined to hit the net 11 times in the shootout phase. Both teams went through their entire lineup once,…

  • Ill Pens hope to stay hot against Avalanche

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have gained five out of a possible six points without Sidney Crosby in the lineup the last three games, but they still hope to have their captain back Thursday when they host the Colorado Avalanche at Consol Energy Center. Crosby has sat out the last three games with a case of the mumps, but he was back skating Wednesday morning and could be ready to go in tonight’s clash with the Avalanche. He expects to be a game-time decision for Thursday’s tilt. “Not having skated for several days, that’s more of our concern then obviously…

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Separating Media Hype from a Team’s True Feelings

Dec 16, 2014

Primary goal of most any organization is the survival of said entity.  With newspapers and yes even websites, buzzwords are used to entice the reader to not only stay but keep coming back.  So when you have your morning cup of coffee and read that a big test is on hand FOR YOUR TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS! , how can you sift through what is meant for views and the times in which the players accurately portray their feelings on a key game.  APEXhockeybetting will attempt to sift through the ingredients today to accurately gauge the motivation Toronto might see in playing…

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Result Orientated Euphoria in NHL Wagering

Dec 14, 2014

  Few things make life worth living more than being correct and winning money on top of it.  Colors seem brighter and there is a pep in one’s step that propels them through the day.  We are going through this at ATB right now with our NHL Consensus Article Series.  In it, we take the NHL team with the highest percentage of public opinion that will win and wager on them.  One straight bet and always to win $100.  Sometimes it means wagering in excess of over $200 to get that one hundred dollar carrot.  Now we will look at…

Blues aim for home-and-home sweep of Kings

Dec 18, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – The St. Louis Blues will see what kind of encore Vladimir Tarasenko has in store on Thursday night when they go for a sweep of a home-and-home series with the Los Angeles Kings. Tarasenko netted his second career hat trick in Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over the Kings in…

Ducks, Habs clash on special night for Koivu

Dec 18, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – The Anaheim Ducks had a sizeable winning streak halted last time out and would love to do the same to the hosting Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at Bell Centre. However, the Habs come in with a streaking offense and could get another emotional lift when longtime captain…

Hapless Oilers shoot for a rare win in San Jose

Dec 18, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – Craig MacTavish and Todd Nelson got a closer look on Tuesday just how rough of a season it has been for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers look to rebound from yet another heart-breaking loss and avoid a sixth setback in a row on Thursday night as they visit…

Caps eye rebound effort against streaking Blue Jackets

Dec 18, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – After losing the longest shootout in NHL history, the Washington Capitals hope to rebound with a road win Thursday against the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington dropped a 2-1 decision against the Panthers on Thursday, losing after an epic 20-round shootout battle. Despite the loss — the Capitals’…

Ill Pens hope to stay hot against Avalanche

Dec 18, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have gained five out of a possible six points without Sidney Crosby in the lineup the last three games, but they still hope to have their captain back Thursday when they host the Colorado Avalanche at Consol Energy Center. Crosby has sat out the last…

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Dangers of MoneyLine Every Game and Corsi Part Two

In the first part of the series, we were examining the metric Corsi percentage and how it could be used for hockey wagering.  The stats were looked at and it was given that the San Jose Sharks were vastly underperforming in their record against the perceived possession that their hockey team was getting.  The pronouncement was made that this team would be the one to watch.  They had two games this week.  Let us look at what happened in each and the unit result if we bet on each and equally. Calgary 2 at San Jose 0 It is always…

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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…