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NHL Futures: Week 24 Odds Update

NHL Futures: Week 24 Odds Update

Stanley Cup Championship Week 24 Contenders

Week 24 of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season begins with terrific races being waged throughout the standings. Remaining razor close at the top, Tampa Bay (48-17-4) has a two point lead on Nashville (44-14-10) - though the Predators have played one less match than the Lightning. The Bolts improved their league leading GF/GA differential (+58 to +62) after winning three in a row last week. The Preds are keeping pace as they have matched the Lightning's winning ways.

Despite dealing with minor injuries, to Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, Boston is still running hot and the Bruins are six points behind the Bolts in third place. Boston (43-16-8) has played one less match then Nashville and two less than Tampa Bay. Though still playing winning hockey, Vegas (44-19-5) have fallen seven points back in fourth. Winnipeg (41-18-9) owns fifth place as the Jets have a four point lead on the Toronto Maple Leafs who should have stud Auston Matthews back soon. 

Heading Into Week 24: Tampa Bay Lightning (+500) money line price at Bodog won't last long. 

Week 24 NHL Championship Futures Lines

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11/03/18 Eastern Conference Championship Odds Update

Looking like it could be a two-horse race the rest of the way, Tampa Bay maintained their six-point lead on Boston in the fight for first in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning are just four wins away from being the first team to clinch a 2018 NHL playoff berth. Tampa Bay, who have 100 points, own a 25 point lead on ninth place Florida who could finish with 107 points - if they win all of their remaining 16 games. Since Boston isn't backing off - the Bolts won't be taking their foot off the gas. An NHL best 25-62 at Amalie Arena Tampa is aiming for postseason home-ice advantage.

Following a four-game winning streak, Toronto tumbled during a 0-2-2 winless run that ended with an impressive 5-2 win at home over Pittsburgh on 10/03/18. Washington failed to take advantage of the Leafs mini-skid as the Capitals remain four points behind the third place Buds. The Caps also burned one of their games in-hand they had on Toronto. The Penguins are now one-point behind Washington in fifth while Philadelphia, New Jersey and Columbus round out the East top eight.

East Playoff Race: We are still confident with our Tampa Bay Eastern Conference winning call.

Week Over Week: 05/03/18 to 11/03/18 Best Money Line Value

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

Eastern Conference Title Price Changes: Week 24 @ 6:00 PM ET on March 11, 2018.

Eastern Conference  Sports Interaction (SIA) Bodog Bet365 BetWay
Lightning  +250 to +185   +275 to +250   +220 to +200   +225 to N/C 
Bruins  +375 to +310   +400 to +350   +340 to +300   +400 to +350 
Maple Leafs  +650 to N/C   +500 to +800   +600 to N/C   +550 to +650 
Capitals  +750 to +900   +750 to +850   +700 to +800   +650 to N/C 
Penguins  +500 to +700   +400 to +450   +750 to N/C   +700 to N/C  
Flyers  +1200 to +1300   +900 to N/C   +750 to +1100   +800 to +900
Devils  +1200 to +1400   +1800 to +2000   +1400 to +1300   +1000 to +1200 
Blue Jackets  +2000 to +1400   +2200 to N/C   +1700 to +1400   +2200 to N/C 
Panthers  +5000 to +1800   +3300 to +1800   +1700 to +1400   +2500 to +2200 
Hurricanes  +2500 to +3300   +3300 to N/C   +2500 to +4000   +2800 to N/C 
Islanders  +5000 to +12.5K   +4000 to +5500   +2800 to +12.5K   +3300 to +5000 
Rangers  +8000 to +15K   OTB Week 22   +6000 to +15K   +6600 to +8000 
Red Wings  +17.5K to +35K   +12.5K to N/C   +20K to +40K   +15K to N/C 
Canadiens  OTB Week 23   OTB Week 22   +20K to +40K   +25K to N/C
Senators  OTB Week 23   OTB Week 19   +100K to +150K   +50K to +75K 
Sabres  OTB Week 22   OTB Week 13  +300K to N/C 
 +200K to +250K 

11/03/18 Western Conference Championship Odds Update

Thanks in part to a recent 9-0-1 roll, Nashville has gained a five point lead in the race for first in the Western Conference. The lone defeat just happened as the Champs had a ten-match winning streak snapped when they lost 3-2 (SO) at home versus New Jersey on 10/03/18. The Preds, who are the real deal and a complete package, outscored their opponents by 43-20 count during their hot streak. Vegas, who have a tough closing schedule, went 5-4-1 during the same stretch and the Golden Knights are now just one point ahead of Winnipeg in the fight for second in the West. 

Eight teams are separated by seven points in the fight for the final five West Stanley Cup playoff spots. Minnesota leads the way as the Wild have a three point lead on fifth place Dallas. The Stars own a one point edge on San Jose as the Sharks sit sixth with a game in hand on Minnesota and Dallas. Colorado, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Calgary and St Louis are separated by three points as the last five squads with a shot - three of them won't make it to the party. Unless a 7-2 win vs the LA Kings is a spark, one them may be St. Louis as the Blues hit sour notes during a dismal 1-7-2 slide.  

West Playoff Race: Not writing them off - Blues bettors should back Nashville as a mild hedge.

Week Over Week: 05/03/18 to 11/03/18 Best Money Line Value

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

Western Conference Title Price Changes: Week 24 @ 6:00 PM ET on March 11, 2018.

Western Conference Sports Interaction (SIA) Bodog Bet365 BetWay
Predators  +250 to +165  +325 to +290   +180 to +170 
 +225 to N/C 
Golden Knights  +300 to +400 
 +275 to +325   +390 to +375   +350 to N/C 
Jets  +525 to +400   +600 to +500   +460 to +450   +500 to N/C 
Wild  +1200 to +950   +1200 to +1100   +900 to +1100   +1100 to N/C 
Stars  +1000 to +1100   +1000 to +1200   +1100 to +1250   +1000 to +1100   
Sharks  +1000 to +1100    +1100 to +1200   +1100 to +1400   +1200 to N/C 
Avalanche  +1600 to +1800   +2500 to +2000   +1400 to N/C   +1600 to +1800 
Ducks  +1600 to +1400   +1000 to +950   +1300 to +1400   +1600 to +1400 
Kings  +1200 to +1300 
 +1200 to N/C   +1300 to +1400   +1400 to N/C 
Flames  +2000 to +2200   +2200 to +2500   +2500 to +2200 
 +1600 to +1800 
Blues  +1600 to +3000   +1600 to +2000   +2200 to +2500   +2200 to N/C 
Blackhawks  +20K to N/C   OTB Week 23   +20K to +25K   +10K to N/C 
Oilers  OTB Week 23   OTB Week 22   +30K to +25K   +15K to N/C 
Canucks  OTB Week 23   OTB Week 18   +35K to +50K  +30K to N/C 
Coyotes  OTB Week 22   OTB Week 12  +499K to N/C   +300K to +200K 

Live March Madness Hoops Betting In Canada

Are you ready for the Madness? Brackets for the 68-team NCAA Basketball National Championship tournament have been released and March Madness begins with the First Four on March 13, 2018, from Dayton, Ohio. The CSB Crew will be offering round-by-round betting advice starting with our first batch of selections on 12/03/18. Those of you playing in a Bracket Pool, along with millions of people around the Planet, are advised to check out the NCAAB futures prices for some guidance. Those prices can help when it comes to predicting games that involve closely numbered seeds. 

Pro hoops are also high on betting boards as the NBA regular season ends on April 11. Toronto has a 3.5 game lead on Boston in the East while Houston is 1.5 games up on Golden State in the West. The Raptors snapped the Rockets 17-game winning streak as they held on for a 108-105 victory at The Hanger on March 9th. NBA playoff races will be close until the campaign comes to a close. MLB exhibition games continue to play out in Florida and Arizona as the Boys Of Summer prepare for Opening day on March 29, 2018. These top ranked sportsbook offer all this action and more.

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