The NHL All-Star festivities never fail to bring in surprising results for Proline bettors. This year’s competition featured some of the league’s best players, but the accuracy shooting, fastest skater, and hardest shot competitions all had different outcomes than what many fans and bettors had predicted.
According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., just 3.7% of bettors picked Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders to win the accuracy shooting competition. The majority of bettors were rooting for captain Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, who had a solid lead with 35% of wagers. However, Nelson left everyone surprised with his impressive performance.
Similarly, only 1% of bettors predicted Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov to take home the fastest skater title. McDavid was the clear favorite with 61% of the bets, but Svechnikov proved his worth by outskating everyone.
Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks had 19% of bettors’ support to win the hardest shot competition, but Washington Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin was the favorite with 47% of the betting action. Despite the odds, Pettersson delivered a 102.4 mph shot, securing the win.
The Atlantic Division emerged as the All-Star Game’s victor, with 65% of bettors accurately predicting their win over the Central Division. The final score was 7-5, cementing the Atlantic Division’s victory.
Despite these surprises, Proline bettors continue to take their chances and hope for significant payouts. Some sports enthusiasts have already managed to turn their luck around, with one bettor turning a $7 wager in two different soccer matches into a $4,669 payout. In another instance, a $10 stake on an eight-pick NBA parlay earned one bettor a good $1,994 payout.
The world of sports never loses its excitement, as proven by the recent NHL All-Star festivities. With the unpredictable nature of sports, fans and bettors can expect to see more surprises in the future. In the meantime, Proline bettors will continue to place their bets in hopes of winning big.