The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are going fast this year and if you still have not jumped in for this; then don’t put it off any longer. Call your best bookie, your favorite online sportsbook and get the money in. This season of playoffs has been good, really good and the matchups are getting better night after night.
Tonight is actually unique in the fact that all three games are elimination possible. There is bound to be some twists and turns that nobody expects and more than a few surprise as we head down the home stretch of this first round.
Hockey is one of those sports that the entire world loves to watch it is somewhat like soccer; a worldwide phenomenon. The NHL has changed a lot over the recent years. Back in the 90’s, hockey was a defensive sport that did not see a lot of scoring but featured great goal keepers such as Roy and Vanbiesbrouck. Those were the days when 1-0 or even no score at the end of three periods was common and shootouts were practically an everyday occurrence.
Times have really changed and for the better. In the early to mid-90’s, online sportsbooks started popping up all over the internet and this was a new thing. Players liked the idea of betting online but didn’t know if the so called online hockey betting sites that could be trusted. It turns out that not only could they be trusted, they could be relied upon. The online bookies took off fairly quickly and sports gambling took on a whole new meaning. The 90’s can be considered the revolution age of the internet and the revolution age as to how people communicate, this was a shot in the arm for bookies everywhere.
This new era in sports gambling did not kill Vegas and it did not cripple them but it for sure put a dent in their pocket book. Vegas has never really caught up. The internet is private, it secure and it’s quick and convenient. Who has time or even the money to fly to Vegas to bet on a hockey game? Sure the corner bookie still exist, those guys with a stereotypical Italian name that have no neck that will send the goon squad to break your neck if you don’t pay! Yes, these guys do exist but not many people want to take a risk with these guys. What happens if they disappear, or if they honestly can’t pay after taking a big hit?
Online Sportsbooks have taken the messiness out of all this and made life so much easier for the everyday and casual sports gambler. Find a good one, do some research and find a bookie that caters to how you gamble and one that offers great player bonuses. Find a book that has a stellar reputation for honesty and transparency and find one that has a great reputation for paying when you beat them.
Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets
The Jets are famous for folding when they have a 3-1 or 3-0 series lead. This club was backdoor swept by the Oilers in 1990 and then in 1992 they blew a three game lead to the Canucks in 1992. Don’t count on anything to happen like that in these playoffs. The Jets are a better team than Minnesota and there is no doubt about this teams heart, endurance and ability. The Wild have no shot in this series and if they want to win another game, then they better put up a better effort on both ends of the ice. Minnesota has a golden opportunity to take advantage of the fact that several starters for the Jets are out; they had better capitalize and tonight is their last shot.
The Jets want and expect to take care of business tonight but they need to get it done without a few key players. Josh Morrissey is suspended for tonight’s game for the cross check on the face of Eric Staal. Considering that Toby Enstrom, who has been out for several weeks with a bad ankle; Dmitri Kulikov, who had back surgery in March; and Tyler Myers, who was hurt in Game 3, keeping all of this in mind; the Jets are still the better team.
“It doesn’t really cross my mind,” Bryan Little told The Winnipeg Sun after practice Thursday. “It’s going to take a lot more for us to get nervous about that.”
The Wild have a lot of work to do in a very short time and it simply can’t be done in this series. Great NHL players are a dime a dozen but great teams with heart only come along every decade or so.
The Jets have the heart, they have the talent and the have the patience. This game is going to be fun every step of the way but at the end of the day, the Jets are the better hockey club and you can count on them to come out with their game face on.
Find an online sportsbook that offers all three periods:
There are a couple of great online sportsbooks that actually offer this, they are few and far between but they do exist, such as Americas Bookie. They famously offer this and they hit the reviews with an outstanding grade in the customer service category as well as payouts and player bonuses.
Playing the periods opens the doors to mix it up a bit and give yourself a fighting chance to win some real money. Most sports bookies offer first period betting only so be sure to find the right book that offers all three periods and great prop bets in general.
This game is going to be a fun on with some big hits and it very well could climb over the total. Be sure to check the latest lines and odds and get the money in for this game. The Jets are a winner and offer value at home.
Prediction: Jets Money Line