The 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs brings the NHL betting season to an exciting point in its schedule making some games much more important than others depending on previous results, standings, dates and fixtures. At this point in the live STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting campaign, winning or losing big money all depends on knowing which teams are playing for what!
Firstly, a little background and history: The National Hockey League currently consists of 30 teams from the United States and Canada. The STANLEY CUP Playoffs were introduced to the schedule to make the season more exciting, and if you’re an NHL betting man or an online bookmaker, Playoff betting excitement is guaranteed right up until the Final.
STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting, particularly online STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting, increases in popularity each year with many online bookmakers getting in on the act with tips, free bets, predictors, and all kinds of internet bets and even U.K based online bookmakers will offers odds, free bets, and predictions to the fixtures schedule in order to drum up some action during these highlights.
The 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting, therefore, will be where a smart bettor who knows the game, history, results, standings, dates and fixtures well, and who also understands the various predictions, odds, tips and free bet offers proffered by online bookmakers, can make some very nice profits from the comfort of his or her PC and TV!
Once a serious bettor begins to study and the format and schedule of the 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs, he or she can be more than a match for the online bookmakers in Ice Hockey betting.
Following a tough NHL schedule of fixtures and depending on the divisional standings, teams will get further into the 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs and games right up to the Final will get a lot tighter mainly because the clubs at this stage will be more evenly matched.
One tip to remember is that Netminders, or Goalies, will also tend to concede less goals at this stage although it’s also worth remembering that even the best playoff goalies have bad STANLEY CUP Playoffs games and the 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting patterns will probably prove no different.
The 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting will follow a multiple game elimination style series. So for bettors, this type of Playoffs betting is as good as it gets, particularly for spread betting.
For example, online bookmakers know that the average punter will favour a 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs bet on the more popular teams in most games so there are some great chances to get good odds by making 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs bets against those teams.
Another good online STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting tip or predictor is to go for a ‘money line’ bet, popular in baseball and hockey. Money line betting is wagering on the actual contest based on fixed odds or prices rather than a spread of points so in a ‘two-horse race’, some good opportunities will arise for positive betting results.
One last thing, which some 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs betting fans would say is most important tip, to know who is playing Netminder for each of the teams involved. This is because, as games results get tighter, the goalie’s performance could make all the difference to your pocket. So keep a close watch on the starting line-ups and carefully monitor the injury reports of each team playing on a particular day just in case an less experienced substitute goalie starts the match you’re making your 2011 STANLEY CUP Playoffs bets on!