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November 3rd, 2017 at 4:36:24 AM permalink
Right now the books have New Jersey at about +140 against Edmonton.

This season New Jersey is 9-2-0 and 5-0-0 on the road. Edmonton is 3-7-1 and 2-5-0 at home.

Last season New Jersey was 28-40-14 and Edmonton was 47-26-9.

It seems obvious that the odds are based on last season not on this season.

only 11 games have been played by each team and I'm not saying they will surely win but I would still say New Jersey is a good bet.

obviously there are many other factors going into the odds but still it seem like last season's record is a main one.

the same thing happened last night when Colorado was even money at home against Carolina.

Colorado is 7-5-0 and 5-1-0 at home. Carolina is 4-5-2 and 3-3 on the road.

last year Colorado was 22-56-4 and Carolina was 36-31-15.
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November 3rd, 2017 at 6:24:34 AM permalink
Edmonton gets respect because of Connor McDavid. He was the best player in the league last year but so far this year has started real slow. Odd makers know he can change the game if he is playing like the best player. Also Edmonton has started slow but will probably turn it around soon, so they are cautious about the odds. I agree this New Jersey team is good and might very well win but sooner or later Edmonton will come to life and be one of the best in the league.
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