The Toronto Maple Leafs have stumbled in the first round of the playoffs in three straight years. Are they ready to finally make a real Stanley Cup run in 2020? Their odds have improved, and they are now given a better chance than the Bruins team that has long tormented them in the postseason.
The Edmonton Oilers lag well off the pace at Bookmaker.eu in the odds to win the 2020 Western Conference title, where they are pegged as a distant +3750 bet. Are they good value to win their first Western Conference title since 2006, or is a more-balanced team like the Coyotes deserving of your money?
The Columbus Blue Jackets carry +3600 odds (on average) to win the Eastern Conference in 2020. Is there any value in betting on the Jackets this year, when they will be without Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin, and Matt Duchene?
The odds of the Winnipeg Jets winning the 2020 Stanley Cup have fallen from +1800 to +2200. Is there reason to be concerned about Blake Wheeler, Patrick Laine and company, or is this an overreaction to a quiet offseason? Bob Duff offers his betting advice on the Central Division contenders.
Devils Stanley Cup Odds Keep Improving; New Jersey (+2800) Nearly Even with Crosby’s Penguins (+2200)
The New Jersey Devils have arguably added the most talent this off-season but are they true 2020 Stanley Cup Contenders coming out of the loaded Eastern Conference? Ryan Bolta analyzes the additions (Jack Hughes, PK Subban) and their betting prospects for next season.
BookMaker.eu puts the Arizona Coyotes’ 2019-20 NHL point total bar at 90.5. BetOnline, though, sets the Coyotes at 85.5 points. Is this a good chance to middle those bets, or is one sportsbook way off on Arizona’s forecast for the coming season?
The Dallas Stars were a goal away from the Western Conference finals last season. Have they improved enough to be a Stanley Cup contender in 2020? Early betting money is moving their 2020 NHL futures shorter, and there’s a lot to like with the additions of Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry.
The Vancouver Canucks finished with 81 points last season. Can they collect four more points next season and get over their regular season point total?
Blues’ Regular-Season Point Total Opens at 96.5; STL Finished with 99 Last Year, Despite Awful Start
The St. Louis Blues may have won the Stanley Cup and finished with 99 points last season, but their 2019-20 win total has only been set at 96.5. Can the champs go over the total?
After five straight 100-point seasons, BetOnline is anticipating a drop off from the Washington Capitals, setting their 2019-20 NHL points total at 96.5. What’s the value play on this regular-season over/under for Alex Ovechkin and company?
Will a Canadian team end the country’s long Stanley Cup drought in 2020 season? You can bet on all seven teams at +600, but that might not be the value play, given that the Maple Leafs are by far the strongest contender from Canada. The Senators, Oilers, and Canadiens, in particular, don’t have the look of playoff teams.
The Calgary Flames finished with 107 points last season. Are they a good bet to go over the 96.5 regular-season point total that they are facing in 2019-20? The additions of Milan Lucic and Cam Talbot won’t help, but the key parts of last year’s team are all still intact.
Opening 2019-20 NHL Projected Team Point Totals: Lightning Set the Highest at 108.5, Leafs Second at 101.5
BetOnline released its opening odds on total regular season points for the 2019-20 NHL season. Tampa Bay comes in with the highest total (108.5) but that’s still a huge decline from last season. What are the best bets for the 2020 NHL season when it comes to over/unders?
After some big changes in the offseason, the Sharks, Predators, Stars and Capitals’ 2020 Stanley Cup futures have changed. Which of the four is the best bet to win it all next June? Get expert betting analysis on how the 2019 NHL offseason has impacted the league’s contenders.
Odds on Which Division Will Win the 2020 Stanley Cup: Atlantic Listed as Favorites, Pacific a Close Second
Led by the Lightning, Bruins, and Leafs, the Atlantic Division is favored to produce the 2020 Stanley Cup winner at +240 odds. The Pacific Division sits second at +280, while the stacked Central Division may provide the best betting value at +300.
Florida Panthers Are Top-Five in the Eastern Conference Title Odds Despite Missing Playoffs Last Year and Whiffing on Panarin in Free Agency
The Florida Panthers finished ten points out of a playoff spot last season. After hiring Joel Quenneville and improving in free agency, are they worth a bet to win the Eastern Conference?
With average odds of +570, the Colorado Avalanche are considered a strong contender to win the NHL’s Western Conference. Are they a good bet?
Hurricanes Have Best Odds to Win Metro Division, But Only 11th Best to Win Eastern Conference; What Gives?
The Carolina Hurricanes were one of the biggest surprises of the 2018-19 NHL season. Are they worth a bet to win their division or conference next season?
Who’s the bets bet to win the Metro Division in 2019-20? Washington won last year, and Pittsburgh has short odds, but the Carolina Hurricanes won’t be laying down for anyone. Get expert wagering advice for the next NHL season.
Avalanche Have Better Odds than Stanley Cup-Champion Blues to Win Hyper-Competitive Central Division
The Central Division is expected to be very competitive. Who is the best bet from the crowded field of teams who all feel like they’re contenders?