NHL Odds: Weekend Sees 80% Of Games Go Under

Huge trend as hockey returns
Samuel Farley
Mon, August 3, 11:16 AM EDT

Hockey finally returned at the weekend and there was one trend which really stood out to bettors across the country. 8 out of 10 games finished below the total over/under, something nobody saw coming.

If you'd have predicted that and selected the 8 matches to go under, then you could have turned a $10 stake into over $1700.

 

It's still unclear what's causing it, with some suggesting that the lay off could be to blame for the slow start.

Conversely, the NBA return saw a different trend, with games exceeding the over after it came back on Thursday.

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On Friday all 6 games in the NBA's Orlando bubble went over, which forced a sharp rethink from sportsbooks who adjusted Saturday's games accordingly, adding an average of 3 points onto each game, with the Pacers game against the Sixers jumping a huge 6 points.

There was so awful defense played but there is also some suggestion that a lack of supporters, especially those in close proximity to the court, are making it easier to play, with no risk of landing on people.

We'll keep an eye on these trends and highlight anything we find on our social media channels, so make sure that you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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