How to Bet NHL Back-to-Back Games
The back-to-back trend seems to be skewed towards the team that loses night one to win in the second matchup. The Flyers on that second night against the Sabers after they lost was a good win the other day. On the second night against Columbus earlier this week, Detroit took the win after losing in the first game. For the most part, it seems like unless there’s a considerable talent gap and then a sweep is probably going to happen. Colorado and LA bucked that trend a little bit this week. The Avalanche took the first game after jumping gout to a 3-0 lead.
The Avalanche are a much better team than the Kings, so betting LA would not be recommended even though they pulled off the upset in this scenario, beating the Aves 4-2 in the rematch. Substantial talent gaps like that won’t usually go that way. Take a look at the Canadiens — Montreal lost to Vancouver on Wednesday but bounced back to beat the Canucks 7-3 the following night. Those teams are kind of even, so that’s when the rule will generally come through. The Winnipeg Jets, on the other hand, are more talented than the Ottawa Senators, not by a lot, but by enough. So while you might not want to jump on the Jets to take two in a row, you also don’t want to bet the Sens to exercise the rebound rule properly. Winnipeg proved to be the superior team taking the rematch 4-1 after beating Ottawa 4-3 in overtime a few days before.