NHL Futures: Preseason Update
Preseason Stanley Cup Championship Update
Puck drop for another exciting season of National Hockey League action is already upon us. Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to become the first team to capture three straight NHL Championships since the New York Islanders claimed four titles in a row from 1980 to 1983. As our Stanley Cup Futures board shows, the Pens are top favorites to complete the triple dip.
Forecasting a Penguins versus Oilers 2018 Stanley Cup Final matchup, top ranked CSB bookmakers all have Edmonton as second chalk with a price between +700 at SportsInteraction to +900 at Bet365. After that, opinions vary as Chicago (+1200) is third favorite at SIA, Washington (+1000) holds that spot at BetWay and Tampa Bay (+1100) is third choice on the Bodog betting board.
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Eastern Conference Futures Odds Preseason Update
Sort of stuck in a cycle, that has been looping for several years now, the usual suspects are posted at the top of the NHL Eastern Conference Championship board at Bodog. Pittsburgh (+350) will open the new season as top chalk while Tampa Bay (+500) is just off the pace. Following a brave NHL playoff run last season, Toronto is receiving props as the Maple Leafs (+600) are third chalk.
With their window of opportunity closing, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (+650) are fourth favorites while the New York Rangers (+900) round out the top five chalk squads in the East. Although they play in the stacked Metropolitan Division, bettors looking for a scrappy pup with a shot may want to take a flyer on the New York Islanders who have a +2500 East title money line.
Last NHL East Champion Odds Update: September 27, 2017
Western Conference Preseason Futures Lines Update
Edmonton, with a minuscule +375 money line at SportsInteraction, enters the 2017-18 NHL season as top chalk to win the Western Conference crown. That is pretty rare air for the Oilers who haven't enjoyed such lofty status since the 2005-06 NHL campaign. Led by super star Connor McDavid, who is aiming for a second straight Art Ross scoring title, there is plenty to like in the Alberta Capital.
Anaheim (+600) and Chicago (+650) are second and third favorites while Dallas and Minnesota are tied with a +700 money line at SportsInteraction. Defending West Champion Nashville (+750) and Calgary (+1000) are also in the mix. Entering their inaugural season, the Vegas Golden Knights are ahead of Colorado (+6600) plus Arizona and Vancouver (+7500) who are tied as top underdogs.
Last NHL West Champion Odds Update: September 27, 2017
Global Sports Betting at Top Online Sportsbooks
Already churning out a cornucopia of options, with new NHL and NBA campaigns joining the fray, CSB top ranked bookmakers are about to get much busier. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year as odds on all of the North American major sports, along with a ton of European football action, are all vying for bettor's attention. US College football and basketball is also in the mix.
Prioritizing the massive flow of betting choices can be a tall task at this time of the year. Does one jump in on MLB or MLS playoff races? What about the CFL, NFL and NCAA football fights? With puck and hoops coming online - variety certainly is the spice of life eh? Seasoned handicappers and beginners are all encouraged to check out the quality offers at these recommended sportsbooks.
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