The Calgary Flames haven’t had the best start in the NHL. As a matter of fact, they have lost their first two games this season which makes them a volatile underdog when it comes to hockey betting. This Oct 13, they will have to face the Montreal Canadiens. This is a tough match that they should not overlook especially considering their slow start this season. But, after that matchup, the skaters of Calgary will have to visit the Air Canada Centre to face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. This will not be an easy match for them to say the least.
The Toronto Maple Leafs has lost their season opener this year. But they bounced back against the Montreal Canadiens with 2 goals to none. They also won their next game by one goal. With a record of 2-1, the Maple Leafs isn’t really looking to be the best team when it comes to hockey betting. However, with the win-loss record, they are looking good to take home the win this October 15 against the Calgary Flames.
Basing on the win-loss record, the Toronto hockey franchise obviously has the advantage coming into this Saturday’s game. But that’s not all they have on their side. The Maple Leafs also has the advantage of home ice. As any hockey player and fan would attest, having this advantage is huge. Simply put, it greatly increases the morale of the players due to fan support. At the same time, they feel more comfortable playing in their own home instead of the opposing team’s ice. And it is no secret that when it comes to hockey betting, this is always considered when creating the odds.
That being said, bookkeepers of bets have placed the odds on this matchup at 73/100 in favor of the Toronto Maple Leafs. All the basic facts and statistics considered, they have the biggest chance of winning this game. Tangible data shows that they are the better team and they are in a better situation to win. They’ve got the momentum going on, they have home ice advantage, and the Calgary Flames have not played very well over the past week. But, it is important to remember that in hockey betting, you can’t always be too sure in the outcome.
Although the odds show that the Maple Leafs will win this coming Saturday, it isn’t set in stone. When you consider some of the intangible data in the mix, you will see that the Flames can still pull out the win. The fact that they have lost two games in a row simply makes them hungrier for that W. At the same time, if they win their game on October 13, their psychological mindset will greatly change and their confidence will soar which is always a huge help when it comes to these games.
Hockey betting isn’t automatically defined by the odds. The underdog team will always have the chance to win the game. And, this has the potential to generate more money for you.