Maple Leafs vs. Sharks NHL Odds, Prediction: The 64% Correct Pick for Thursday’s Moneyline
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Maple Leafs vs. Sharks Odds
|Maple Leafs Odds||-225|
|Over/Under||6.5 (o -106/ u -114)|
|Time||10:30 p.m. ET|
|Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NHL odds here.|
The Thursday night NHL contest on ESPN+ between the Maple Leafs and Sharks fits a 64% successful betting system that dates back to 2005.
The betting algorithm has a 12% return on investment (ROI) over a lengthy sample size.
Since 2005, if you had wagered $100 per game on the roughly 55 NHL games per year that have fit this algorithm, you’d be up about $10,000. That’s roughly $600 per year.
Compare the 12% ROI to the average annual return of the S&P 500, which has hovered at around 8% for over a century.
That index is down about 20% year-to-date. Meanwhile, Bitcoin, for instance, is down about 57% during that same timeframe.
Still, despite similar principles regarding long-time horizons and sample sizes, don’t use this betting algorithm as an alternative to investing in the stock market. Sports betting inherently has more variance game-to-game.