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      NHL Futures: Week 8 Odds Update

      NHL Futures: Week 8 Odds Update

      Stanley Cup Championship Week 8 Contenders

      Despite playing just two games in Week 7, a 6-1 win over Dallas and a 5-3 loss to the Islanders, Tampa Bay (15-3-2) continues to lead the NHL standings with 32 points. Led by Steven Stamkos and Nikta Kucherov, who are 1-2 in NHL points, the Bolts +28 GF/GA differential is now 12 better than Toronto's +16 mark. St. Louis, who went 2-1 during the last segment and have played one more game than the Lightning, moved to within one point of the top perch. The Blues are 15-5-1, and have won two straight, as Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn sit fourth and fifth in points.

      Toronto, who sit alone in third place, is the hottest team in the NHL as the Maple Leafs (14-7-0) have won six straight. The run is impressive as four of the wins were posted without stud Auston Matthews in the lineup. Mathews returned for the sixth victory and scored two goals during a 6-0 rout of Montreal. Winnipeg, who are riding a four game winning streak, moved past a crashing LA Crew as the Jets (12-4-3) and Kings (12-7-2) round out the current top five contenders. Click on the bubble below to view the full list of Stanley Cup prices from top rated CSB puck betting specialists.

      NHL Week 8 Championship Futures Lines

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      20/11/17 Eastern Conference Championship Odds Update

      With one quarter of the season in the history books, Tampa Bay leads the field on our Stanley Cup futures table, as Stamkos & Crew are consensus chalk at CSB top ranked puck betting sportsbooks. The Lightning also dropped to a new season low as the top favorite to win the Eastern Conference with a (+300) price. Bettors wanting to back the Bolts receive their best value (+350) at Betway. That is the case with Toronto (+500 to +550) as well as Betway was the lone linemaker to inflate the Maple Leafs price. Love 'em or loathe 'em - the Buds have a good thing brewing eh?

      First to worst in the Atlantic Division is separated by 18 points - with a gap of five between second and third. It's an entirely different story in the Metropolitan as last place Philadelphia is five points out of first behind Pittsburgh (22 GP) Columbus (20 GP) and New Jersey (19 GP) who all have 25 points. The Penguins are still defensively challenged as their 3.36 GA/G is sixth worst. After a 4-4-2 run, Betway held the Champs line steady but Bet365 raised (+625 to +675 ) the Pens price. Reigning Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky (2.02 GAA) continues to shine for the Blue Jackets.

      East Squad Warning: Showing some cracks – the New Jersey Devils are on 2-3-3 skid.

      Week Over Week: 13/11/17 to 20/11/17 Best Money Line Price

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

      Please Note: SportsInteraction odds were OTB while we constructed this text update.

      Eastern Conference Title Price Changes: Week 8 @ 11:00 AM ET on November 20, 2017.

      20/11/17 Western Conference Championship Odds Update

      There is a big gap from the top perch to the basement in the Western Conference as 20 points separate St. Louis (31) and Arizona (11). Their second two-game losing streak of the season aside, the Blues (15-5-1) continue to lead the way in the West. The race tightens after that though as Winnipeg (27) moved past Los Angeles (26) and Vegas (25) into second spot. The Jets, who have soared to a 8-1-1 recent record, and Golden Knights both have two games in hand on the Kings. Defending West winner Nashville (24) are on a 6-1-0 run and the Predators round out the top five.

      Betway continues to offer the best value on the Blues but they deflated (+575 to +450) their price considerably. Los Angeles had a weird line swing as Bet365 jacked them up (+525 to +750). With their best value bracketed, the Predators (+800) Ducks (+900) plus the Blackhawks, Sharks, and Stars (+1000) are closely bunched. The bloom is off the Vegas rose as the Golden Knights +2000 Week 5 line has risen to +2800 at Betway.

      West Squad Warning: Bettors can dump the Vegas Golden Knights from any watch lists.

      Week Over Week: 13/11/17 to 20/11/17 Best Money Line Price

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

      Please Note: SportsInteraction odds were OTB while we constructed this text update.

      Western Conference Title Price Changes: Week 8 @ 11:00 AM ET on November 20, 2017.

      Sportsbooks Offering Free Membership in Canada

      When we next meet, with our Week 9 NHL update, the Canadian Football League 2017 Champion will be crowned. Following a pair of somewhat sloppy and strange Division Final duels, Toronto will represent the East while Calgary looks to return the Grey Cup to the West when the CFL title fight plays out on November 26, 2017, at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. MLS Cup playoff action returns to the pitch as Toronto visits Columbus and Houston hosts Seattle for the first of two Conference Final duels on November 29. Game 2 is on 29/12/17 and the Final battle goes December 9, 2017.

      It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the Center of the Universe as the Toronto Raptors are tied with the Detroit Piston for second place in the NBA Eastern Conference. Boston is the hoops story of the year so far though as the Celtics have ripped off 15 straight wins – after losing their first two games and stud SF Gordon Hayward. Prior to a month long hibernation, the race to the NCAAF Final Four will close with Week 12 action this weekend and Conference Championship Saturday on December 2, 2017. With six weeks left on the schedule – the NFL postseason races are in full flight as well.

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