Coming NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Expected to be Wide Open

Kevin Stott

Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:09 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 8:09 PM UTC

The NHL Regular Season ends April 9 with the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs dropping the puck three days later on April 12 with the eight top teams in the NHL’s Eastern and Western conferences beginning pursuit of Lord Stanley’s Cup in this 100th season of the league.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds Futures Book Market Still a Great Place to Find Value

Let’s look at fresh offshore conference and Stanley Cup odds before the final 16 teams are etched in stone and offer picks for the Eastern and Western Conference as well as the Stanley Cup Final.

The 82-game NHL Regular Season ends April 9 with the Playoffs starting April 12 and running through mid-June and right now in the Eastern Conference, Sidney Crosby (81 points) and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh (+650 to win Stanley Cup, BetOnline) is chasing Alexander Ovechkin, Braden Holtby (2.06 gaa), Nicklas Bäckström (78 points) and Washington (+425, BetOnline) while in the Western Conference, Patrick Kane (80 points) and Chicago (+475, BetOnline) is running away with an 8-point lead over Minnesota. Here are fresh conference and Stanley Cup odds from Bovada and BetOnline for those betting Hockey with daily NHL Odds here.


Odds to Win 2016/2017 Stanley Cup—(BetOnline, March 24)

Washington Capitals +425

Chicago Blackhawks +475

Pittsburgh Penguins +650

Minnesota Wild +700

Columbus Blue Jackets +1000

San Jose Sharks +1000

New York Rangers +1200

Montreal Canadiens +1600

Anaheim Ducks +2000

Ottawa Senators +2000

Boston Bruins +2500

Calgary Flames +2500

Edmonton Oilers +2500

Nashville Predators +2500

St. Louis Blues +2500

Toronto Maple Leafs +3300

New York Islanders +5000

Tampa Bay Lightning +5000

Los Angeles Kings +6600

Carolina Hurricanes +25000

Florida Panthers +30000

Philadelphia Flyers+30000

Winnipeg Jets +30000



NHL Eastern Conference Odds (Bovada, March 24)

Washington Capitals +250

Pittsburgh Penguins +300

Columbus Blue Jackets +650

Montreal Canadiens +750

Ottawa Senators +1100

Boston Bruins +1200

Toronto Maple Leafs +1400

Tampa Bay Lightning +2500

New York Islanders +3300


NHL Western Conference Odds

Chicago Blackhawks +200

Minnesota Wild +240

San Jose Sharks +600

Anaheim Ducks +900

Calgary Flames +900

Edmonton Oilers +1000

Nashville Predators +1400

St. Louis Blues +1400

 Penguins, Blackhawks May Be On Collision Course to Stanley Cup Final

Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins and Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks have been in the Stanley Cup Final 6 of the L9 years, and this season we could see a rematch of the 1992 Stanley Cup with Phil Kessel and Pittsburgh (3/1 to win East, Bovada) getting a chance to become the first repeat winners since the Red Wings in 1997/1998. The Senators, Maple Leafs, Flames, Oilers and maybe even the Jets will look to become the first Canadian team to win the Cup since 1993 when Guy Carbonneau and Montreal brought the silverware back to Québec.

 NHL STANLEY CUP PICK: Penguins +650 (BetOnline)NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE PICK: Penguins +300 (Bovada)NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE VALUE PICK: Flames +900 (Bovada)
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