Hello everyone!

With the 2017 NHL playoffs set to begin tomorrow night, I figured I would revisit my dataset from the last 9 seasons (regular season and playoffs included) to see if I could find a winning strategy.

Some of you may have already read my previous article entitled “Betting NHL teams on a losing streak facing a team on a winning streak” (if not, I strongly encourage you to read it: https://www.professormj.com/pages/betting-nhl-teams-on-a-losing-streak). My initial hypothesis was that the public tends to overreact to recent results, thus over betting teams riding a winning streak facing an opponent coming off a series of losses. This study presented a method that yields a 15% ROI (Return On Investment).