The NHL regular season gets underway this week. As is the case with the NBA it will be a unique season given the start date, number of regular season games to be played the division realignment etc. For those of you that have been following me for a while this Grapevine will act as reminder for those of you new please take note. I am not interested in risking money on a 4 on 4 overtime which is basically shinny or even worse a shootout which is nothing more than a glorified skills competition. Could you imagine an MLB game tied being decided by a home run hitting contest because that is the equivalent. Therefore if the game is tied after 60 minutes and we are on the money line the bet is a push.
Two sportsbooks that are on my site that offer hockey lines for 60 minutes ONLY are Pinnacle and 5dimes. If you do not have an account open and funded at these places you need to in order to effectively bet hockey. Make sure when opening your new sports book account at these places you do so by clicking the text links banners FROM my site so the sports book knows where you are coming from.
Hockey lines move fast. Limits are lower volume of dollars bet are lower. It becomes increasingly important not to wait too long after I release the pick to make your bet or the line will be vastly different likely no longer having value. In order to facilitate this simply follow me on Twitter @ricksteel99 if not already done so hit the bell beside the follow button which will turn on the notifications. Each time I post a new bet(s) I always tweet out having done so the twitter notifications will alert you to pick up the new bets. Also make sure your notifications are turned on for the app as this will provide you with an additional alert that the app has been updated. Remember picks can be sent out at anytime based on line movement.
Similar to MLB with hockey we mainly deal with money lines. You will constantly hear me preach it is essential just like point spreads you shop for the best line possible. In order to shop effectively you MUST have at least 3 fully funded sports books that you can trust.
Regardless of the dollar value of your unit every penny that you pay more than what is posted on my site or every penny that you do not get if we are the dog will turn out to be huge percentage wise at the end of every year.
If anyone has any questions relating to the above topics do not hesitate to contact.