Reminder: Make sure you note the All Star starting time is a Saturday afternoon. Typically, you’ll see an event like this happen on Saturday or Sunday night – but this is a daytime attraction.
Betting on the NHL All-Stars can be a thrill, on steroids.
It's not just one game, but three. And they go by fast. That means if you blink, you probably missed something. Of course, this also means it's a great action event to bet on.
There's also a skills competition, which is exactly what is seems.
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After last year's cancellation, the NHL All-Star game is scheduled for a Saturday, Feb. 5, 4:30 PT puck drop on first game.
This 76th annual extravaganza takes place in Las Vegas.
Note that All-Star teams are based on the league's four divisions. Alex Ovechkin, Auston Matthews, Nathan MacKinnon, and Connor McDavid are the four team captains for their respective divisional team.
Teams will compete in a single-elimination tournament lasting three rounds. The format of all three games in the tournament will be three-on-three, with two 10-minute halves each. If a tie remains after 20 minutes of play, then it will directly go to a three-round shootout plus extra rounds as needed to determine the winner; there is no overtime.
EXPERT PREDICTION (powered by pointspreads.ca):
These shortened 3-on-3 games tend to be high scoring. In 2020, final scores for the four games averaged 12.3 goals apiece. The year before in 2019 produced similar results (13.1 goals). So, any "over" props might be worth a look.
It should also be noted that the Pacific Division has won 3/5 years since the new format was adopted, and since the host Golden Knights are on their home ice, there could be a slight edge for the Pacific roster.