Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So where do the bubble teams sit? How precarious a hold do current playoff teams have? Let's check it.
Check the graph from the awesome Sports Club Stats; percentage wise you have 6 teams comfortably in, 4 teams comfortably out, and 5 teams gunning for those last 2 spots. And Yes; I realize 4-10 (by points, not) are only separated by 9 points; but I don't feel like doing that much research for that many squads.
To Reach 91 Point Threshold
|Team||Games Remaining||Required Record||Points||Chances in at 91||Playoff Chances|
Note that the chances colum refers to the chances the team makes the playoffs if they reach that threshold; which is essentially the lowest point amount that's greater than 50% for any team. You can see that Atlanta really dug themselves a hole with their recent outage; while the Sabres have put themselves into prime position; especially with the games in hand.
Check how crazy this is; a regulation win tonight for Buffalo and a regulation loss for Carolina will bump the Sabres playoff chances to 57.9% and drop Carolina down to 44.3%. WHO SAYS EACH GAME DOESN'T MATTER?!
Now as for the West; things are a bit more murky. Like, way more murky. Teams 3 - 13 are separated by just 10 points. To the graphics.
To Reach 94 Point Threshold
|Team||Games Remaining||Required Record||Points||Chance in at 94 Pts||Playoff Chances|
So you can see; that 94 number being thrown around; yeah; that's not going to do it. Easy to tell when you look at the playoff chances for the team's with the highest number of games in hand; looking like it might be 96 or so in the West. That'll be crazy.
So now that you're armed to the teeth with knowledge. Put it to the test; put your money down on some games. Go ahead; check out the NHL lines at BetUS. If I were you though; I wouldn't put anything down on the Avalanche making the playoffs. Just sayin'.
Labels: NHL Playoffs