As a guy who really enjoys using statistics in handicapping, I love best-of-seven series. The larger the sample size, the more likely it is that the numbers we see from a given database will play out. Sure, seven games is not the largest sample size, but it’s more than a one-off game in New York on Tuesday night after an overtime game in Philadelphia.
With 72 games in the books, there are a lot of numbers and statistical anomalies to pore through. But bettors should still be monitoring a number of things as we head into postseason play, and they revolve around three teams in the Eastern Conference.