NHL Game 7 Betting Tips – Tempting Underdogs All Over The Place

Game 7 Betting Tips – Tempting Underdogs All Over The Place

Three series remain in play in the first round of the 2014 NHL Stanely Cup Playoffs, and thus we have three separate NHL playoff game 7 betting tips to hand out tonight. Can the Flyers, Wild and Kings complete their comebacks? It’s hard to bet against the underdogs, who seem to have all the momentum.

NHL Game 7 Betting Tips

Bet the Philadelphia Flyers +135 over the NEW YORK RANGERS -155 (7pm EST)

The strong majority of gamblers, handicappers and experts are taking the Rangers to win this game largely because they’re at home and also because they’re a more stable asset. However, I’m throwing all logic out the proverbial window when I lay down these NHL Game 7 betting tips because playoff hockey – for me – is more about toughness and producing in the moment.

Philadelphia staved off elimination with a dominant 5-2 win in Game 6 in front of their home crowd. With a touch of momentum, some confidence and a commitment to playing the physical brand of Flyers hockey we all know and hate, they’ll roll the Rangers right in to golf season.

Bet the COLORADO AVALANCHE -140 over the Minnesota Wild +120 (9:30pm EST)

Raise your hand if you saw this Game 7 coming? “Oh oh! Pick me! I did!” Like everyone involved I think Colorado is an actual Stanley Cup contender, but Minnesota has a ton of qualities that could allow them to go on an unexpected playoff run. Most importantly, they have that unknown goalie in Darcy Kuemper who has staged a ridiculous 1.54 GAA in 5 games so far this season.

Kuemper’s insertion has made this a literal back-and-forth series. In the beginning, Colorado was rampaging the net. In the end, it’s been Minnesota rallying to win. And in reality this is really just a one of those series where the win goes to which ever team has home ice. It’s not one of the sturdiest NHL Game 7 betting tips out there, but with the Avalanche returning to the comfort of the mountains tonight they have the distinct advantage.

I would not count out Minnesota, but that’s where the trends are leading most of us and there is a serious belief hanging out there that Kuemper’s bow is about to break.

Bet the Los Angeles Kings +120 over the SAN JOSE SHARKS -140 (10:30pm EST)

Bothe teams are worthy plays here, but there is no way in blue hell that I’m trusting Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks in a make or break matchup. The Sharks have never had the stones to survive these pressure cookers, while Quick and the Kings appear galvanized by those very flames. Follow my final NHL Game 7 betting tip of the night and take the underdog Kings over the overrated Sharks.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Game 5 NBA Betting Trends

Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Game 5 NBA Betting Trends

Going into game 5 tonight at home, the Houston Rockets remain confident they can rebound from a 3-1 deficit in their first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Portland has gone 2-1-1 against the spread in the series so far and are showing the tenacity that they opened the season with. Terry Stotts’ Rip City Blazers have also covered both games in Houston by winning outright, but failed to cover at home.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets are 5.5 point favorites over the Portland Trail Blazers in game 5.
Starts: 04/30/2014 9:30PM
Toyota Center, 1510 Polk Street
HoustonTexas

Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Game 5 NBA Betting Trends

The Portland Trail Blazers are:

  • 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games.
  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 first round playoffs games.
  • 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog.
  • 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
  • 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

The Houston Rockets are:

  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss.
  • 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
  • 1-6 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a home underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.
  • 10-4 ATS in their last 14 playoff games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as a favorite.
  • 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
  • 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as an underdog.

Head to Head Betting Trends:

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Portland
  • Houston is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
  • Houston is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Portland
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Game 5 NBA Betting Trends

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Game 5 NBA Betting Trends

The San Antonio Spurs should be somewhat relieved after game four where they could of put them selves in 1-3 hole against the 8th seeded Dallas Mavericks. Instead they will host the Mavs with the series tied at 2 with the chance to get thing back in control of the series. Game tips today at 7 PM ET live from the AT&T Center.

Manu Ginobili has been the Spurs saving grace this series; he scored 27 points in game two despite the loss, then took control of the fourth quarter in game three and scored what should have been the winning shot (if it wasn’t for the now infamous three from Vince Carter). Monday he was the leading scorer with 23 points. The Mavericks don’t have an answer for him.

With that said, betting on the Mavs would be my advice. Despite the series being tied at two games per side; Dallas is 4-0 against the spread and they get a big 7 points tonight.

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
The Dallas Mavericks are 7 point underdogs in the spread against the San Antonio Spurs in game 5 of the NBA first round playoffs series.
Starts: 04/30/2014 7:00PM
AT&T Center, One AT&T Center,
San AntonioTexas

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Game 5 NBA Betting Trends

The Dallas Mavericks are:

  • 41-14 ATS in their last 55 games following a SU loss.
  • 23-9 ATS in their last 32 Wednesday games.
  • 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 first round playoffs games.
  • 7-2 ATS in their last 9 playoff games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • 6-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
  • 49-19 ATS in their last 68 road games.
  • 38-17 ATS in their last 55 games as an underdog.
  • 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as a favorite.
  • 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • 38-15 ATS in their last 53 games as a road underdog.
  • 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 playoff games as an underdog.
  • 43-15 ATS in their last 58 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5.
  • 41-14 ATS in their last 55 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

The San Antonio Spurs are:

  • 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
  • 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
  • 0-4 ATS in their last 4 first round playoff games.
  • 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 1-5 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning SU record.
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.
  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater.
  • 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater.
  • 0-4 ATS in their last 4 playoff games as a favorite.
  • 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Head To Head Betting Trends:

  • San Antonio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • San Antonio is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Dallas
  • San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Dallas
  • San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Antonio’s last 13 games when playing at home against Dallas