Odds To Win Stanley Cup

Sports fans are heading into one of the best betting periods on the calendar as March Madness, the NBA playoffs and NHL Stanley Cup chase are all kicking into high gear. Add in the start of the MLB regular season and we have a cornucopia of handicapping excitement. With the 2016-17 National Hockey League trade deadline now history, it’s time to check out the odds to win the title. Fire on Ice – We love it!

NHL 2017-18 Stanley Cup Futures Odds

During the National Hockey League season, online bookmakers, like those at William Hill, offer a variety of Division, Conference and Stanley Cup futures odds. As the season moves along, favorite odds shrink and underdog lines grow. Check back here anytime for the best NHL postseason prices.

Lastest William Hill Sportsbook 2018 NHL Futures Update: 22/06/17

Pre 2017 NHL Entry Draft Stanley Cup Futures Update

Illustrating that “one player doesn’t make a team” the Vegas Golden Knights were like kids in a candy store as they selected one player from each of the thirty teams during the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, 2017. While this was a huge day for the Sin City Crew – it barely nudged the 2018 Stanley Cup futures needle. That should change this weekend.

Vegas snagged notable players such Marc Andrea Fluery, Cody Ekin, James Neal and Calvin Pickard. Building from the net out the Knights were devalued as their Cup line went from (+20000) to (12500) which is still the overall pup price. Tampa Bay (+1000 to +1100) and Toronto (+1600 to +1400) were the only other squads with price moves.

Not as big as the NFL hype, but bigger than the NBA and MLB Entry Drafts, the NHL selection process runs June 23-24, 2017. The “no movement” period has also ended and things may go crazy trade wise today. We expect the prices will move once the Draft is over on Saturday. Check back for our William Hill odds update on Monday. 

Stanley Cup Futures Odds: Previous Movements

NHL Eastern Conference Outright Odds Update 28/02/17

Stacked with talented teams, the Eastern Conference is looking for back-to-back NHL titles for the first time since the Tampa Bay Lightning (2004) and Carolina Hurricanes (2006) both claimed their franchise first Championship as they straddled the 2005 NHL lockout season. Trailing Washington, defending champion Pittsburgh (+800) Montreal (+1100) and Columbus (+1200) occupy four of the top six chalk positions on the SportsInteraction NHL futures board. Not far back, with a +1400 money line, the New York Rangers also deserve some consideration heading into the stretch run. 

NHL Western Conference Outright Odds Update 28/02/17

Following a four-year Western Conference Stanley Cup run, San Jose fell to Sidney Crosby & Crew as the Sharks lost their first ever NHL Finals appearance last June. Minnesota is the current favorite to bring the Cup back to the West as the Wild (+600) are nipping at the Capitals heels for the top chalk slot. Winners of three of the last seven NHL titles, Chicago are the second favorite in the West with +900 ML odds. San Jose (+1400) along with Anaheim and Edmonton (+2000) round out the top five. Running hot, the Calgary Flames (+2800) are a dog with a shot in the wide open West.

NHL Hockey Future Bets Explained

Bettors who aren’t quite ready to make a Stanley Cup selection at this point have a wealth of other wagering options as the official push to the playoffs begins. Online bookmakers are also offering odds on the NHL Division and Conference Champions. Leaders are the top chalk in those other categories but, if you feel a team can get hot, backing an underdog division contender can pay off handsomely. The Ducks catching the Sharks, for example, gets bettors +550 money line odds as Anaheim is seven points behind San Jose in the race for first place in the Pacific Division.

Exciting NHL action will be featured on betting boards daily until the final whistle of the Canucks vs Oilers contest on April 9, 2017. That includes game total, puck line and straight up odds, LIVE in game wagering, plus a plentiful supply of team and player prop options. Top bookmakers listed below are focused on Canadian bettors and they are veteran ice hockey handicapping specialists. Canadians still placing forced parlay bets on the provincial lottery schemes are advised to bet when they want, on what they want, by registering an account at any of the CSB top rated sportsbooks.

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