Books Posts 2016/17 NHL Regular Season Point Totals

Chicago Blackhawks' Defensemen

Kevin Stott

Monday, September 19, 2016 8:57 PM GMT

Earlier this week, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook posted NHL Regular Season Point Totals for the league’s 30 teams for the first time. Let’s look at those opening numbers along with updated Conference and Stanley Cup and make a hopefully logical pick from these fresh NHL Regular Season Point Totals. Ice ice baby.

A Fresh Look at NHL Regular Season Point Total, Conference, Stanley Cup Odds
The puck Drops on New NHL Regular Season in less than a month now on October 12 with 4 games on the Opening Night schedule including the Ottawa Senators hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. EDT) and the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Calgary Flames (10 p.m. EDT) in a pair of all-Canadian skates while Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks welcome the St. Louis Blues to the United Center (8 p.m. EDT) and the San Jose Sharks play host to the Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. EDT) in the night’s finale from California. Right now, many NHL players are participating for their native countries in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto which runs through Oct. 1 and which sees host nation Team Canada as the logical odds favorite (10/11, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook). Team Canada will face team USA in a big Group A Preliminary Round game from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Tuesday night (ESPN, SN, TVA Sports, 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT) and Team Canada have been made large -225 favorites (5½) by the Offshore sportsbook Sports Interaction—given a B+ grade in the SBR Rating Guide—and which is currently offering a 100% Cash Bonus for new bettors.

 

Over the Summer, the NHL voted 30-0 to accept a bid from the city of Las Vegas and owner Bill Foley to let Sin City have the 31st NHL franchise with the team—to be to be nicknamed the Desert Hawks, the Nighthawks, the Red Hawks or maybe even something else—looking to start play in the 2017/18 season (Odds to Win 2017/18 Stanley Cup: Las Vegas 100/1, Field 1/500 [Opened 1/1000], Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook). Las Vegas—which looks like it may now be landing the NFL’s Oakland Raiders—is the largest US city without a major professional sports team and Sin City just opened T-Mobile Arena just west on the Las Vegas Strip and has a couple of sites in the running to build a new NFL stadium in the Las Vegas Valley.

Earlier this week, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook put up Regular Season Team Points Totals for the first time, so let’s look at those opening numbers from the world’s largest sports as well as updated odds for the Eastern and Western Conferences along with the 2016/17 Stanley Cup winner. A list of Offshore sportsbook NHL Futures Odds can be found right here at SBR.

 

 

2016/17 Regular Season Team Points Totals—(Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
Washington Capitals 106½ (Sept. 13; Opening)
Tampa Bay Lightning 105½
Dallas Stars 104½
Chicago Blackhawks 102½
Pittsburgh Penguins 102½
San Jose Sharks 100½
St. Louis Blues 100½
Anaheim Ducks 99½
Montreal Canadiens 99½
Los Angeles Kings 98½
Florida Panthers 98½
Nashville Predators 98½
New York Rangers 94½
Minnesota Wild 93½
New York Islanders 93½
Boston Bruins 91½
Philadelphia Flyers 90½
Detroit Red Wings 89½
Edmonton Oilers 88½
Calgary Flames 87½
Colorado Avalanche 87½
Buffalo Sabres 86½
Columbus Blue Jackets 85½
Winnipeg Jets 84½
New Jersey Devils 83½
Ottawa Senators 81½
Toronto Maple Leafs 80½
Carolina Hurricanes 78½
Arizona Coyotes 77½
Vancouver Canucks 75½
All Sides are lined at -110.

 

2016/17 Odds to Win Stanley Cup—(Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
Chicago Blackhawks 6/1 (6/1) (Sept. 5; Open (May 28) in parenthesis)
Tampa Bay Lightning 7/1 (12/1)
Washington Capitals 8/1 (8/1)
Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1 (8/1)
Dallas Stars 12/1 (12/1)
Anaheim Ducks 12/1 (12/1)
Los Angeles Kings 12/1 (12/1)
San Jose Sharks 14/1 (12/1)
Montreal Canadiens 16/1 (14/1)
Nashville Predators 18/1 (25/1)
Edmonton Oilers 20/1 (30/1)
Florida Panthers 20/1 (14/1)
St. Louis Blues 25/1 (14/1)
Minnesota Wild 25/1 (20/1)
New York Rangers 25/1 (25/1)
Boston Bruins 30/1 (30/1)
New York Islanders 30/1 (30/1)
Philadelphia Flyers 30/1 (40/1)
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1 (30/1)
Detroit Red Wings 40/1 (40/1)
Ottawa Senators 60/1 (50/1)
Calgary Flames 60/1 (60/1)
Colorado Avalanche 60/1 (60/1)
Buffalo Sabres 60/1 (80/1)
Toronto Maple Leafs 60/1 (100/1)
New Jersey Devils 80/1 (100/1)
Winnipeg Jets 80/1 (60/1)
Arizona Coyotes 100/1 (80/1)
Vancouver Canucks 100/1 (100/1)
Carolina Hurricanes 200/1 (100/1)

 

Odds to Win NHL Eastern Conference Odds
Washington Capitals 15/4 (7/2)
Pittsburgh Penguins 15/42 (7/2)
Tampa Bay Lightning 7/2 (5/1)
Florida Panthers 10/1 (5/1)
Montreal Canadiens 7/1 (7/1)
New York Rangers 12/1 (12/1)
Boston Bruins 15/1 (15/1)
New York Islanders 15/1 (15/1)
Columbus Blue Jackets 15/1 (15/1)
Detroit Red Wings 20/1 (15/1)
Philadelphia Flyers 20/1 (15/1)
Ottawa Senators 30/1 (25/1)
Buffalo Sabres 30/1 (40/1)
New Jersey Devils 40/1 (50/1)
Toronto Maple Leafs 30/1 (50/1)
Carolina Hurricanes 100/1 (50/1)

 

Odds to Win NHL Western Conference Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 5/2 (11/4)
Dallas Stars 11/2 (6/1)
Anaheim Ducks 11/2 (6/1)
Los Angeles Kings 11/2 (6/1)
San Jose Sharks 7/1 (6/1)
St. Louis Blues 12/1 (7/1)
Minnesota Wild 12/1 (10/1)
Nashville Predators 9/1 (12/1)
Edmonton Oilers 10/1 (15/1)
Calgary Flames 30/1 (30/1)
Winnipeg Jets 50/1 (30/1)
Colorado Avalanche 30/1 (30/1)
Arizona Coyotes 30/1 (30/1)
Vancouver Canucks 50/1 (50/1)

 

Conclusions, Some NHL Futures Book Odds Movement Over the Summer, A Predictable Team Points Totals Pick
As you can see, oddsmakers have again made Corey Crawford and the Chicago Blackhawks slight favorites (6/1, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) to win the Stanley Cup, but like last year, this market is really wide open and any one of about 12 different teams could end up emerging as NHL champions and the Blackhawks are merely a popular team right now. Betting Hockey is very similar to MLB, and if you need NHL picks, NHL Odds or picks from other Sports, Sportsbook Review is the perfect modern sports gambling website for you. And looking at the above numbers, there are few real holes to be found and we’d expect no less from Jay Kornegay, Jeff Sherman, Ed Salmons and the crack oddsmakers over at the SuperBook. Two young Canadian clubs the betting public has been high on this Summer have been Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs (Regular Season Team Points Total 80½, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) in the Eastern Conference and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers (Regular Season Team Points Total 88½, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) over in the Western Conference. Honestly, both moves seem like wishful thinking or possibly an abundance of Canadian Oil Sand money in the deep pockets of a couple of Maple Syrup-abusing gamblers frequenting Sin City here in the past three months. Just a theory.

In the Stanley Cup marketplace, the Maple Leafs—one of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) “Original Six” franchises—dropped from opening longshot odds of 100/1 to 60/1 while in the Eastern Conference Futures Book, James van Riemsdyk and Toronto fell from an opening number of 50/1 to its current 30/1. And Edmonton has experienced a similar drop in odds with the Oilers going from 30/1 to 20/1 to win Lord Stanley’s Cup and from 15/1 to 10/1 to win the Western Conference, so, at least the odds seem to give Edmonton a much better chance than the inhabitants of the province of Ontario. The last Canadian team to win the NHL Championship was appropriately enough Guy Carbonneau and the Montreal Canadiens back in 1993 and when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup last season—the 18th different team to do so in the L18 seasons—it marked the 22nd straight year that a team from the United States won the NHL championship.

Granted, General Manager Peter Chiarelli and the Oilers have made great strides over the past five or so seasons, but there is always a sense of Hype around this young team which once was the team to NHL legends Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. Last year, the Oilers (31-43-8, 203 GF-245 GA) finished last in the Pacific Division and finished with the least number of points in the Western Conference (70)—the only team in the NHL with fewer points (69) last season were the aforementioned Maple Leafs—and didn’t even squeeze out a winning record at Home at Rogers Place in Alberta (19-20-2), so betting the Edmonton Team Total Points Under 88½ (-110) in this market seems wise right about now. Playing in the rugged Western Conference is never any fun for up-and-comers and unfortunately for Jordan Eberle and Edmonton—which has a new Head Coach this season in Todd McLellan—that’s still the icy narrative. Maybe some day?

 

2016/17 NHL Regular Season Team Points Pick: Edmonton Oilers Under 88½ -110 at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook