The sports betting industry has exploded across North America over the last few years. We have seen sportsbooks become major sponsorship partners for leagues and teams across sports, and the NHL is no different. That’s why we have decided to launch our Sens Weekly Betting Roundup.
Each week we will recap how the Sens did from a betting perspective, identify some key stats and trends, and provide some tips to help you along the way.
If you want to get started betting on Hockey, we have you covered!
Ottawa Senators Betting Result for This Week
- Spread (Puck Line) Record: 1-3
- Moneyline Record: 2-2
- Over/Under: 2-1-1
It was a rough week for the Sens both on the ice and at the sportsbook. That’s especially true for bettors who took the moneyline against Columbus (Sens -196). Their goaltending struggles make them a bad bet against the spread or even the moneyline for the final two weeks. However, the over will be tempting with so many high-powered offenses coming up.
Surprisingly, the Sens remain one of the best teams against the spread this season. They have gone 41-36, putting them in the top ten in the NHL.
Averages & Trends from This Week
- Goals: 3.25
- Goals allowed: 3.25
- Shots: 31.5
- Shots Allowed 32.7
- Faceoffs Won: 29.75
- Power Play: 30.8%
- Penalty Kill: 66.7%
Sens Betting Roundup Tips & Guides: How to Choose a Sportsbook
In our first edition of the Sens betting roundup, we are going to cover how to find the right sportsbook for you. The market has been saturated with online sportsbooks that all seem very similar at first glance. However, they are not all created equal.
While there are many reliable options, comparing some is important to find the best one for you. In order to do so, we recommend considering the following factors.
While legal online sportsbooks are regulated and generally safe, some are better than others. We recommend always checking out user reviews before making your selection. Many other sites will offer “official reviews,” but many have partnerships with the sportsbooks they review. Compiling user reviews to find common benefits and drawbacks can give you a good idea of your experience with a sportsbook.
Most sportsbooks will accept Visa, Mastercard, and E-checks for deposits and withdrawals. If you plan to use another method (i.e., PayPal or Skrill), you will want to verify that the sportsbook you choose offers that. This is also when you can get an idea of any fees and timing involved in making transactions.
Promotions & bonuses
Almost every online sportsbook will offer a welcome bonus for new players. The bonuses can include deposit matches, free bet credits, or insurance on your first bet. When comparing these bonuses, consider how much money and time you plan to spend on sports betting. Some sportsbooks will promote things like a $1000 deposit bonus but will require you to deposit at least that much. These promos usually will come with an expiration date, so be sure to verify that you’ll have time to use them before committing to a sportsbook.
Always check the terms that come with any bonus or promotion, as some are paid out in site credits. Those credits are rarely available to be withdrawn until they have been bet with, or sometimes not at all.
This is something that can put more money in your pocket. While spreads and totals are usually similar, the odds will vary from sportsbook to sportsbook. They can vary a decent amount, meaning you could lose out on potential winnings if you choose a sportsbook without checking their odds. You can usually get a pretty good idea through reading reviews, but you can also select a handful of games and compare odds to determine the best.
As the sports betting industry grows, so do the resources available to help problem gamblers. Every reputable sportsbook is dedicated to providing resources to help people who feel like their betting is getting out of control. Some will also provide safe betting options that can allow you to lock your account for up to five years. Even if you don’t plan to use that, it’s important that the sportsbook you choose takes responsible gambling seriously. If you see a lack of resources or tools to help, it’s a sign the sportsbook may not be reliable.
Always Bet Responsibly
Sports betting is meant to be an exciting and fun experience. If you find yourself stressing about your wagers, it could be a sign that you aren’t betting within your means. That is why we always recommend setting a firm money management plan before getting started with any sportsbook.
Setting and sticking to a budget can prevent emotional betting and painful losses. It will also make the experience much more enjoyable. This includes how to handle any winnings to give you the best chance to win over the long run.
If you feel you are struggling with your gambling, there is no shortage of resources available to help. One phone call or even a live chat can be the difference, so never hesitate to reach out to get help.