The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to be pure insanity not just a wagering perspective but in many other ways as well. And for the most part, not many are paying attention to the happenings.
ESPN just laid off three of their main hockey writers which shows a general lack of interest in the sport, however, after the underdogs were 22-20, +9.88 units in the first round of the playoffs, the dogs have continued to rule in the next series of games with a 6-2 mark and up +5.27 units. For those studying the NHL odds daily, this is even crazier than normal.
As you read this favorites Washington and Anaheim are down 0-2, losing both games at home, making it a real uphill climb to advance to Conference Finals, while the New York Rangers were the best road team in the regular season and they lost both contests at Ottawa when having one and two goal leads in the third period!
The only aspect that has flattened out somewhat in this round is the totals. After the UNDER was 20-13-9 in the opening round, thus far the OVER is 4-3-1.
Maybe all this will suddenly change and normalcy will return to those making NHL picks, but I would not bet on it!