Archive for October 14th, 2014

Betting on NHL season 2012/2013

The regular 2012/2013 season in NHL will begin on December 1 and will continue until April 13. The reason for the calendar to be shortened this year is the lockout, which was announced after the clubs’ owners and the hockey players have failed to agree on the distribution of the income.

What does it mean for our betting opportunities? In a nutshell, it would be chaos. As we can see in allpro sportsbook the most important conclusion or warning that can be made when we have a situation like this with the shortened season is that all the betting trends and conclusions we have seen in the normal seasons are absolutely irrelevant in the shortened one.

So if you have a betting system for matches from NHL which has been successful for many years, just put it aside as not to lose any money.

The same thing happened last year when we had a lockout in another professional sport in the U.S. – basketball from the National Basketball Association. The NBA stars boycotted last year’s season and played fewer matches than usual. As a result, none of the well-known trends in basketball matches proved to be profitable. People who still decided to risk betting on the usual systems lost a lot of money, something that they will surely remember for the rest of their lives.

Of course, all those bettors who love to bet on riskier betting systems can use the lack of stability in trends offered by the lockout in the NHL. For example, you can try betting on a long series of under or over matches, which is more usual to happen when we have this unstable situation.

Of course there are many more betting options today in NHL, but what is certainly clear is that the season for hockey bettors this year won’t offer the same betting options as the last few years. Keep this in mind when setting your betting systems for the new season in NHL.