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NHL Futures: Week 19 Odds Update

NHL Futures: Week 19 Odds Update

Stanley Cup Championship Week 19 Contenders

Looking the latest overall National Hockey League standings, familiar faces continue to populate the upper echelon, as Tampa Bay owns a one point lead over Vegas. For the 15th straight segment, the Lightning are consensus top chalk at top CSB recommended puck betting sportsbooks. Following their first three-game losing streak - Tampa Bay rebounded with wins in five of six games prior to NHL Week 19 action. It is tough to argue the Bolts not being the cream of the NHL especially with Nikita Kucherov (66 PTS) and Steven Stamkos (60 PTS) sitting first and third in the scoring race.

Being backstopped solidly, by three-time Stanley Cup winning netminder Marc-André Fleury, Vegas continues to roll as the Golden Knights are just one of four teams tagged with a triple digit Stanley Cup price. Boston and Nashville as also in that small crowd as the other 27 NHL squads have a money line of (+1100) or better. Quietly taking care of business, Winnipeg is tied in third overall with the Predators while the Bruins are one point back with games in hand. Bookmakers haven't fully bought into the Jets as the Manitoba Crew are currently carrying a (+1100) NHL title price.

Heading Into Week 19: Toronto recovered from a 1-2-3 mini-skid with a 5-1-0 recent run.

Week 19 NHL Championship Futures Lines

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05/02/18 Eastern Conference Championship Odds Update

Far from a comfortable lead, Tampa Bay still owns the top Eastern Conference playoff position. The Lightning (36-13-3) are 6-4 over their last ten but Boston has closed the gap. Prior to NHL Week 13 action, the Bruins were ninth in the East and 15 points back. Although their impressive undefeated string was snapped at 18 games, after a 3-1 loss on 30/1/18 to Anaheim, Boston is 19-2-4 over their last 25 matches. With two games in hand - the Bruins now trails the Bolts by just five points.

Washington and Toronto are tied in the fight for third, with the 65 points each, though the Capitals have played two fewer contests. Also, Washington is first in the Metropolitan Division, by three points over the New Jersey Devils, while Toronto trails Boston and Tampa Bay by five and ten points respectively in the Atlantic Division. Sporting a (+1400) East title price at Bodog, and though they are a team on the rise with a solid core of young players, we still aren't dealing with the Devils.

East Playoff Race: Three points separate five teams in the battle for two East Wild Card spots.

Week Over Week: 30/01/18 to 05/02/18  Best Money Line Value

Odds Table Order: Teams are listed according to the current Eastern Conference standings. 

Eastern Conference Title Price Changes: Week 19 @ 10:00 PM ET February 5, 2018.

Eastern Conference  Sports Interaction (SIA) Bodog Bet365 BetWay
Lightning  +300 to +250   +300 to N/C   +250 to N/C    +275 to +250 
Bruins  +400 to +425   +400 to N/C   +425 to N/C   +450 to +425 
Capitals  +650 to N/C   +650 to +700   +650  to N/C   +650 to N/C  
Maple Leafs  +700 to N/C   +650 to +700   +750 to +700   +750 to +700  
Devils  +1400 to +1000   +1400 to +1800   +1100 to +800   +1100 to +900  
Penguins  +800 to N/C   +800 to +450   +950 to +900   +1000 to +800  
Blue Jackets  +1100 to +1300   +1100 to +1200   +1100 to +1300   +1000 to +1400 
Flyers  +1800 to +1600   +1800 to N/C   +1100 to +1400   +1400 to N/C
Islanders  +1800 to +1400   +1800 to N/C   +1300 to +1500   +1400 to +1800 
Hurricanes  +2200 to +1800   +2200 to N/C   +2200 to +1600   +2200 to +2000 
Rangers  +1400 to +1600   +1400 to N/C   +1300 to +1600   +1200 to +1600 
Panthers  +7500 to +6600   +5000 to +15K   +5500 to +4000   +5000 to N/C  
Red Wings  +7500 to N/C   +7500 to N/C   +5500 to N/C   +5000 to N/C 
Canadiens  +7500 to N/C   +7500 to +10K   +5500 to +6600   +5000 to +6600 
Senators  +7500 to +20K  OTB - Week 19   +20K to +22.5K  +10K to N/C  
Sabres  +200K to +100K   OTB - Week 13  +75K to +100K 
 +100K to N/C  

05/02/18 Western Conference Championship Odds Update

Prior to the start of the 2017-18 NHL season, what kind of odds would have been placed on Vegas and Winnipeg owning the top two positions in the Western Conference standings with nine weeks left on the slate? Heading into Week 1 action, the Golden Knights (+6600) and Jets (+2800) were massive pups to win the West. Fast-forward 19 weeks and their highest end prices currently sit at (+360) and (+500) respectively. Full marks for bucking the odds - neither squad is slowing down.

Letting the league know their 2016-17 WC Championship wasn't a fluke, Nashville is the hottest squad in the West right now. The Predators have rolled to a 9-1-1 recent record as the Champs sit third - trailing Winnipeg by two points and Vegas five. St. Louis has winger Jaden Schwartz back in the fold and, despite missing 20 games, he is still the Blues third leading scorer. Four teams are within four points of top spot in the Central - Vegas owns a huge 10-point Pacific Division bulge.

West Playoff Race: Holding the two West Wild Card spots - Dallas and Minnesota are both hot. 

Week Over Week: 30/01/18 to 05/02/18  Best Money Line Value

Odds Table Oder: Teams are listed according to the current Western Conference standings.

Western Conference Title Price Changes: Week 19 @ 10:00 PM ET February 5, 2018.

Western Conference
Sports Interaction (SIA) Bodog Bet365 BetWay
Golden Knights  +350 to +360 
 +325 to +300   +400 to +360   +450 to +350 
Jets  +700 to +450   +750 to N/C   +550 to +450   +700 to +500 
Predators  +650 to +400   +650 to +450   +500 to +400 
 +450 to +400 
Blues  +850 to +775   +850 to +900   +850 to +750    +800 to N/C  
Sharks  +1200 to 1100   +1200 to N/C   +1100 to +1200   +1200 to N/C 
Stars  +1100 to +1200   +1100 to N/C   +1000 to +1100   +1000 to N/C   
Kings  +1400 to +1300 
 +1400 to +1600   +1100 to +1250   +900 to +1200 
Wild  +1000 to +1400   +1000 to +1200    +1250 to +1300   +1400 to N/C  
Avalanche  +1400 to +1500   +1400 to N/C   +1100 to +1500   +1200 to +1400 
Flames  +1100 to +1300   +1200 to +1600   +1100 to +1500 
 +1000 to +1400 
Ducks  +1100 to +1600    +1100 to N/C   +1500 to +1700   +1600 to N/C 
Blackhawks  +1400 to +2000   +1400 to +1600   +1600 to +2000   +1800 to N/C   
Oilers  +2800 to N/C   +2800 to +3300   +2200 to +2800   +2000 to N/C 
Canucks  +20K to N/C   OTB Week 18   +4000 to N/C   +5000 to +4000 
Coyotes  +300K to N/C   OTB Week 12  +300K to N/C   +100K to N/C  

Phildelphia Eagles Are Super Bowl LII Champions

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles who are 2018 National Football League Super Bowl LII Champions. Underdogs in all three of their 2018 playoff fights, SB MVP Nick Foles lead the Eagles to an action packed 41-33 victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Whale, who placed a "multimillion" wager on the Eagles at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, was right in the end as Philadelphia joins New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles as the only five US  cities that are home to NFL Super Bowl, MLB World Series, NHL Stanley Cup and NBA Finals Championships.

Although the NFL never sleeps, Tom Brady & Crew have already been posted as favorites to claim Super Bowl LII, football takes a back seat to the NHL and NBA playoff battles now. With nine weeks left on the puck slate, plus ten on the hoops schedule, those postseason races will be electric down the stretch. Top online bookmakers have bettors covered with tons of daily wagering options on both sports. Also, and very exciting, the Boys of Summer are close to returning as the Tigers and Yankees will meet in the first spring training contest on February 23, 2018. We love sports!

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