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      NHL Futures: Week 25 Odds Update

      NHL Futures: Week 25 Odds Update

      Stanley Cup Championship Week 25 Contenders

      Not meaning to sound like a stuck record - we have an exciting race for the NHL Presidents' Trophy. Nashville, Tampa Bay and Boston are separated by six points in the battle for the best regular season record and home ice advantage during the postseason. The Preds (47-14-10) have a four point lead on the Lightning (48-19-4) and a six point bulge on the Bruins who have a game in hand on both squads. Bet365 seems enamoured by Nashville who are overall chalk at the veteran UK bookmaker.

      Everyone else is fighting for playoff positioning now as Vegas leads a group of three that are nine to eleven points out of first. The Golden Knights (45-21-5) appear to gripping their sticks a little tighter as the expansion darlings are 4-5-1 over their last ten contests. Winnipeg (42-19-10) and Toronto (43-22-7) are right behind the Knights in the fight for fourth place overall. The battle being waged by the Bolts and Preds could very well extend to the Stanley Cup Finals as both teams are stacked.

      Heading Into Week 25: If you like Nashville (what's not to like?) buy them now at Betway.

      Week 25 NHL Championship Futures Lines

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      18/03/18 Eastern Conference Championship Odds Update

      Maintaining a side-by-side pace, Tampa Bay and Boston have not been able to break free from one another as the Bolts lead the Eastern Conference by two points over the Bruins. The Beantown Boys have played one less game as they have 12 matches remaining on their slate. More important, the Lightning and Bruins will battle twice during the final three weeks - in Boston (27/03/18) and in Tampa Bay (29/03/18). A sweep by either squad will go a long way towards earning first overall.

      Toronto has a four-point lead on Washington, in the third place fight, as the Buds have faired well without Auston Matthews. Out since 22/02/18, due to a shoulder injury, Matthews is expected to be back in the Leafs lineup this week. The Metropolitan Division race is crazy as five of six squads currently hold a playoff position. The Capitals have a miniscule two point lead on Pittsburgh while Philadelphia is five points off the pace. Columbus and New Jersey own the two Wild Card spots.

      East Playoff Race: New Jersey has had a nice season but don't make a deal with the Devils

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

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

      Eastern Conference Title Price Changes: Week 25 @ 2:00 AM ET on March 18, 2018.

      18/03/18 Western Conference Championship Odds Update

      Pulling away from the pack, Nashville has opened a nine-point edge in the Western Conference standings. No squad is hotter than the Predators who, as mentioned in the opening, are the first team  to clinch a playoff berth. The numbers are impressive as the Preds are on a 13-0-1 run and have outscored their opponents by a 55-28 combined count during their 14-game undefeated in regulation time run. Vegas has a one point lead on Winnipeg in the West second place battle.

      San Jose and Minnesota are five points back and tied in fourth. Things are getting interesting in the Pacific Division top spot duel. Once miles ahead of everyone, Vegas is starting to hear footsteps as San Jose has drawn to within six points of first place. During our last update, just one week ago, the Golden Knights had a 12-point lead. Similar to the Bolts vs Bruins battle, although not for as many marbles, the Sharks and Knights will square off twice (March 22 & 31) down the stretch.

      West Playoff Race: Six teams, separated by six points, are fighting for three West playoff berths.

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

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

      Western Conference Title Price Changes: Week 25 @ 2:00 AM ET on March 18, 2018.

      Spring Sports Betting Is Blossoming In Canada

      Similar to the Fall confluence, when the NHL and NBA join MLB, NCAAF, CFL, NFL and MLS seasons already in progress, Spring has many sports colliding as well. March Madness is heading towards the rare Sweet 16 air as the final games of the Round of 32 are playing out as this goes to publish. NCAAB National Championship history was carved out when #16 UMBC beat #1 Virginia to give the Darkshirts a 1-135 record during Round of 64 matches dating back to 1985. Back-to-back will not happen for North Carolina as #7 Texas A&M trounced the Tar Heels 86-65 in RND32 action.

      Excited to write about the Raptors NBA run, our enthusiasm is tempered a tinge after Toronto had their eleven game winning streak snapped by Oklahoma City today. A controversial loss, which was loaded with ejections, it is nice to see a fully fuelled fire in the Canadian Crew. While things are rolling along fairly well in land of the Maple Leafs and Raptors - Toronto is off to a rough MLS 2018 season start as the Reds are 0-2-0 out of the gate. Blue Jays action gets added into the mix as the Boys of Summer play for real when all 30 clubs are in action on Opening Day on March 29. All of the action is neatly packaged at top ranked online sportsbooks who cover the contests LIVE daily.

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