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    5 Responses to Parity (and a questionable team)

    1. March 19, 2009 at

      I’m a bit surprised. The Vegas line for the Blues @ Oilers game leaned Oilers, even after the home team bonus, and I would imagine that the Blues are a better team than the Avs.

      Is Joe Sakic going to jump out of the crowd during the first period?

    2. March 19, 2009 at

      Clearly, Vegas is aware that the Avs are “loose.” Now that they’re out of the race, they’ll finish the season 7-3-1. At least.

      Book it.

    3. March 19, 2009 at

      Tyler, that’s not actually true. The vig is throwing you off. In a vigless bet, a road team in a completely 50-50 game should be trading at around +110 to +115. Note that the Oilers are at about -110 right now, which means the bookies think they’re a favorite.

      Having said that, I think COL at home -110 is a decent bet tonight. Note that the Avs have much better shot ratios than the Oil in every single game state, but have had worse percentages. Maybe it’s because the Oilers have better goaltending and better “finishing”, but maybe not.

    4. March 19, 2009 at

      I’m wildly impressed that Colorado has a -23 shot differential, but a -391 Corsi. They’re going for the terrified ‘we can’t let any shots get to Budaj or Raycroft!’ defense.

    5. March 19, 2009 at

      I’m wildly impressed that Colorado has a -23 shot differential, but a -391 Corsi. They’re going for the terrified ‘we can’t let any shots get to Budaj or Raycroft!’ defense.

      Holy crap. Thanks for that – I laughed out loud in class and had people looking at me.

      I think the Avs are the exception to the PDO rule – that’s a garbage tandem.

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