While the 2021 NHL entry draft isn't viewed as being as deep as the 2020 class, as with Alexis Lafreniere last season, there appears to be a consensus No. 1 - Michigan's Owen Power. The Wolverines freshman defenceman didn't look out of place playing with the men at the IIHF world championship, winning a gold medal skating for Canada, playing in the top defensive pairing. Power is almost certainly going to the Buffalo Sabres.
NHL Futures: Week 9 Odds Update
Stanley Cup Championship Week 9 Contenders
Things are tightening up atop the National Hockey League overall standings. Riding their first multi loss streak of the season, to Washington (3-1) and Pittsburgh (5-2), Tampa Bay dropped out first overall for the first time in recent memory. The top NHL perch now belongs to St. Louis as the Blues sandwiched a 2-0 loss to Nashville with a pair of impressive wins over Edmonton (8-3) and Minnesota (6-3) during the Week 8 segment. Apart from Betway, the Bolts Stanley Cup line gained value across the board - Bet365 and jacked up (+600 to +700) their prices on Tampa Bay.
St. Louis had a price drop and SportsInteraction (+1000 to +750) and the Blues best value (+1000) is currently posted at Betway. Toronto continues to roll as the Maple Leafs are 7-2-1 over their last ten games and the Buds (+750) are tied with the Blues as second overall favorites. Bettors wanting to buy into Auston Matthews & Crew receive the Leafs best line (+900) at Bet365. Led by red-hot goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus (+1200) has outscored their opponents by a 15-6 combined count during a six-game winning streak and should be considered a BUY at this point.
NHL Week 9 Championship Futures Lines
Previous Update: Prior to the NHL Week 8 schedule.
Current Odds: From 20/11/17 to 27/11/17 Best Money Line Value
Stanley Cup Futures Odds Update: Week 9 @ 10:30 AM ET November 27, 2017.
27/11/17 Eastern Conference Championship Odds Update
Tampa Bay continues to lead the Eastern Conference standings as the Bolts are two points ahead of New Jersey and three up on Toronto and Columbus. On a 7-2-1 streak of their own, the New York Islanders are four points back as John Tavares & Co. have moved into fifth overall. With their best prices in brackets, the Lightning (+360) Maple Leafs (+500) and Blue Jackets (+600) are the top three favorites in the East. Despite their rock solid play, the Devils (+1100) and Islanders (+1600) still aren’t receiving much love from Canada Sports Betting top ranked puck wagering specialists.
Pulling away, in what is proving to be a very weak Atlantic Division, Tampa Bay (34) and Toronto (31) are nine and six points clear of Detroit (25) who sits in third place. Before getting too excited about the Red Wings, it’s wise to note that they are ninth overall in the East and just one point away from being on the outside of the NHL playoff picture. Not remembering a time when have ever seen it – the top six positions in the Metropolitan Division are all separated by one point all the way down the standings. Bettors beware of Philadelphia as the Flyers have lost seven straight.
Week Over Week: 20/11/17 to 27/11/17 Best Money Line Price
Odds Table Order: Teams are listed according to the current Eastern Conference standings.
Eastern Conference Title Price Changes: Week 9 @ 12:30 PM ET on November 27, 2017.
27/11/17 Western Conference Championship Odds Update
Second behind Tampa Bay’s NHL best +24 GF/GA differential, St. Louis (+21) continues to set the pace in the Western Conference. While that doesn’t surprise us – the fact that the Blues are just four points ahead of Vegas does. The expansion Golden Knights, winners of five straight contests, have two games in-hand on St. Louis. Running equally hot, Winnipeg and Nashville join Vegas in a second place tie with 31 points in the West race. Heading into Week 9 action, SportsInteraction is offering the most value on the Blues and Predators while Betway has the best line on the Jets.
Running neck-and-neck, with 7-3-0 runs, the Blues (35) are four points ahead of Winnipeg (31) in the Central Division. Running hotter (8-1-1) than both of them - Nashville (31) is a tiebreaker back of the Jets. Following a 1-4-1 slide, Chicago is 6-3-1 in November and the Blackhawks are tied Minnesota and Dallas with 25 points. The Golden Knights pulled out of a 2-5-1 skid with five straight wins during a run through the Pacific Division. That win streak moved Vegas (31) two points past Los Angeles (29) and four up on Calgary (27) atop the Pacific standings - Wow!
Week Over Week: 20/11/17 to 27/11/17 Best Money Line Price
Odds Table Order: Teams are listed according to the current Western Conference standings.
Western Conference Title Price Changes: Week 9 @ 12:30 PM ET on November 27, 2017.
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Congratulations to the Toronto on their Grey Cup 105 win over Calgary. The Argonauts scored eleven unanswered fourth quarter points and posted a 27-24 win over the Stampeders. While the season ended on a down note for us – we produced positive results during 2017 CFL campaign. Expecting the lines anytime soon, we will post the 2018 Grey Cup prices on our CFL futures board shortly. The MLS Cup playoffs are now closest to the finish line as the second leg of the Toronto vs Columbus (29/11) and Houston vs Seattle (30/11) Conference Finals return to the pitch this week.
Crazy times continue in US College Football after #6 Auburn beat #1 Alabama to leave Wisconsin as the lone undefeated team in the National Championship playoff race. Featuring lines from the best bookmakers in the online sports betting business, our NCAAF futures board is updated weekly. Postseason position battles continue in the NFL as ten teams are still in the hunt in the AFC while the top eight have a legitimate shot at a playoff berth in the NFC. Hitting the ¼ mile pole marker of the 2017-18 NBA season Boston (18-3) and Houston (15-4) lead in the East and West Conferences.
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