We all know wagering on sports is no simple task and to win consistently you need the best information you can find. However, sometimes it just pays not to over think the obvious.
While great information is not always easy to find, on occasion, something falls into your lap that cannot be ignored and makes so much sense its almost laughable.
What the chart below shows is goals scored and allowed and the number of positive units backing these teams has produced. (Thanks in part to sportscharts.com on 2/03/17)
|Team||Even Strength Goals||Even Strength Goals Against||Units Won|
What we find is the best teams are able to play consistently well. Being able to win or lose the special teams does matter, particularly in individual games, but having the skill to beat another team for the majority of time in most contests proves that this group of teams have better players, more line depth and can prevent the opposing teams from scoring.
Not every time, but sometimes when making NHL picks, the old K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) method certainly does work.
Doug Upstone wrote this for www.sportsbookreview.com