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2017 NHL Western Conference Futures Betting Lines

2017 NHL Western Conference Futures Betting Lines
The Hawks and Kings sit atop the pre-season rankings in the NHL Western Conference. Let's pick apart the odds and see why it might be smarter to bet one of the underdogs rather than a favorite.

Who is the best out west this year? Can they win it all? The Chicago Blackhawks and the LA Kings are favoured by most to win the NHL Western conference this year, and an argument can be made for either team to win the Cup. Of course, the Mighty Ducks and the Sharks feel they have a legit shot at winning the conference, but neither can make a case that’s convincing to get oddsmakers or experts behind them. 

NHL Western Conference Odds

2017 NHL Western Conference Betting Lines William Hill

I would say there are 6 teams legit teams out West that could win it all, if they stay healthy. The Hawks (+400), the Kings (+500), the Stars (+700), The Ducks (+800), The Sharks (+800) and the Blues (+800) all have a legit shot. Obviously, betting on any of the last 3 I’ve mentioned is a risk, but a very calculated one. I would say top to bottom, their rosters are no less talented (from a potential perspective) than the top 3.

NHL Western Conference Winner Prediction

BET Anaheim Ducks @+800 AT William HillOur money is behind the Anaheim Ducks this year, as they present a really great opportunity for people who want to bet on the NHL. They’re ranked 4th in the Western Conference, with 800 odds. That’s a bargain, in my view. Randy Carlyle is back on the bench and I really feel he can spark the level of play that brought them to the Cup in 2007. The team looked really uninspired in losing in the first round last year, and this was exactly the coaching shakeup the team needed.

All the pieces are thereRyan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler have a closing window, but the window is still open. At 31-years-old, most players are at a good age where they’re bodies aren’t failing them yet, but likely have about a decade of pro hockey and experience. If they can get off to a great start, and rediscover their confidence, they can get the hometown crowds very much behind and really put something together.

2016/17 NHL Western Conference Schedule

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 06 November
FT Minnesota Wild 3 - 5 Boston Bruins Odds
FT Jackets 3 - 5 New York Rangers -105 -116 Odds
AOT Arizona Coyotes 2 - 3 Washington Capitals +190 -200 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 4 - 1 Dallas Stars +120 -141 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 3 - 2 Vancouver Canucks +130 -152 Odds
Tuesday 07 November
FT Washington Capitals 1 - 3 Buffalo Sabres -116 -105 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 3 - 1 New Jersey Devils -141 +120 Odds
AOT Edmonton Oilers 2 - 1 New York Islanders +110 -132 Odds
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +230 -286 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 1 - 3 Carolina Hurricanes +127 -141 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 3 - 1 Jackets +100 -120 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 5 - 3 Calgary Flames +170 -185 Odds
AOT Los Angeles Kings 4 - 3 Anaheim Ducks -125 +105 Odds
Wednesday 08 November
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs +117 -135 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 2 - 4 New York Rangers +120 -135 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 1 San Jose Sharks +105 -125 Odds
Thursday 09 November
AOT Edmonton Oilers 3 - 2 New Jersey Devils -125 +105 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 1 - 3 Philadelphia Flyers +105 -125 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 3 - 0 Montreal Canadiens +110 -132 Odds
PEN Arizona Coyotes 2 - 3 St. Louis Blues +200 -233 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 3 - 6 Calgary Flames +145 -167 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 4 Anaheim Ducks +110 -132 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 2 Los Angeles Kings +115 -135 Odds
Friday 10 November
Ottawa Senators 14:00 Colorado Avalanche -132 +119 Odds
Florida Panthers 19:00 Buffalo Sabres +100 -105 Odds
Boston Bruins 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +125 -130 Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Washington Capitals -115 +105 Odds
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Jackets +128 -135 Odds
New York Islanders 20:30 Dallas Stars +110 -120 Odds
Saturday 11 November
Edmonton Oilers 13:00 New York Rangers
Colorado Avalanche 13:00 Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Boston Bruins
Florida Panthers 19:00 New Jersey Devils
Jackets 19:00 Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota Wild 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes
New York Islanders 20:00 St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 Nashville Predators
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 San Jose Sharks
Winnipeg Jets 22:00 Arizona Coyotes
Sunday 12 November
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Washington Capitals
New Jersey Devils 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Tampa Bay Lightning 20:00 Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Sharks 22:30 Los Angeles Kings

How will the World Cup of Hockey help/ hurt the NHL season? There’s no doubt that there are benefits to having you players playing against the best in the world, and having them prepare for the season in intense and fiery World Cup action. 

For example, the Ducks are sending 8 of their players to the World Cup, to play for their respective countries. Which is great, unless Hampus Lindholm goes down with an injury, and now you’re out a defenceman for the year. The Hawks are sending 10 of their guys, so how will that impact their season? Only time will tell. 

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