2 Things Bettors Need to Know Today (4/20 edition)

If you are looking for a brief summary of what you need to know today to make informed betting choices, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ll make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date map before you embark on your sports betting voyage.

1. Ducks smoke out Flames

It didn’t take long for the Stanley Cup playoffs to weed out its first team. The Anaheim Ducks were blunt with the Calgary Flames, rolling through them in four games. After catching a red eye back home, the Ducks get to mellow out for a week as they wait for their second-round opponent.

There’s always some concern that a long layoff in the playoffs isn’t a dope reward. Ultimately there’s not a high correlation between rest and success in the next round. But it is worth noting that, since the lockout, teams coming off a sweep are 10-8 in the following Game 1, but only 8-10 in the next series as a whole.

So I’d be hesitant to put a lot of green on the Ducks to win in round two. But for Game 1, in front of Snoop Dogg and the Honda Center faithful, Anaheim should pot a win over either Edmonton or San Jose.

2. Exhale, NFL Schedule is here

Tonight will see a joint celebration from NFL fans, as the schedule release means we’re one step closer to the 2017 season: the freshly cut grass, the smoke of the tailgate, the highs of winning. Whether you’re making plans for season tickets, or just want to grab four twenty-yard line seats for a single game, there’s a reason to get excited.

As a bettor, it’s time to start eyeing which teams have a difficult schedule. Win totals will be released next month, and it’s worth noting who starts the year with a road-heavy schedule, who has late byes, when teams play the Jets. A lot of these things can factor into who you may-a-wanna bet on.

Now go back and see if you can spot all the 4/20 puns I shoehorned in here.

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Hockey may be a wildly unpopular sport in the U.S., but where no one is paying attention, there's a ton of value for Boris to mine. An avid NHL fan of over 20 years, Malloy made his first bet against a friend during the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals (going against Ray Bourque) and has been hooked ever since. He has yet to pay off that debt of $2, but he's made plenty back since. In between worrying about the league's next lockout, he regularly contributes to MTS and is also fluent in football, basketball, baseball and French (sort of).