2020 Stanley Cup Odds: New NHL Playoff Format

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Current Stanley Cup Odds from Las Vegas

There’s progress! The NHL Player’s Association has approved a 24-team playoff format to put a bow on the 2019-20 season…But we still don’t know when or where. It appears that Las Vegas will be one of the hub cities, but it is unclear if another host will be needed. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has just released their updated 2020 Stanley Cup odds, and there are three co-favorites atop the odds board at 6-to-1: Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, and Las Vegas Golden Knights. Teams 5 through 12 in each conference will participate in a play-in round, while the top-four teams in each league will have a separate contest to determine their seeding in the first round. Boston is the +175 favorite to be the top seed in the East, while St. Louis is the +225 favorite to be the No. 1 seed in the West.

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Prior to the stoppage, the Philadelphia Flyers were the league’s hottest team. The Flyers won nine of their last ten games heading into the break and saw their Stanley Cup odds drop from 20-to-1 to 12-to-1. That run propelled Philadelphia into a top-4 seed in the Eastern Conference, allowing them to bypass the opening playoff round.

2019-20 Stanley Cup Odds OPENING ODDS (5/4/19)CURRENT ODDS (6/16/20)
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING6/16/1
BOSTON BRUINS10/16/1
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS10/130/1
LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS10/16/1
COLORADO AVALANCHE14/18/1
ST. LOUIS BLUES16/110/1
WASHINGTON CAPITALS16/110/1
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS16/116/1
WINNIPEG JETS20/150/1
DALLAS STARS20/114/1
NY ISLANDERS20/180/1
CAROLINA HURRICANES20/150/1
CALGARY FLAMES20/150/1
NASHVILLE PREDATORS20/140/1
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS20/180/1
FLORIDA PANTHERS25/180/1
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS25/112/1
ARIZONA COYOTES40/150/1
MINNESOTA WILD40/180/1
MONTREAL CANADIENS40/1100/1
NY RANGERS60/180/1
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS60/1100/1
VANCOUVER CANUCKS60/140/1
EDMONTON OILERS60/140/1

2020 Stanley Cup Odds: New NHL Playoff Format

NHL Betting Tips and Hockey Handicapping Strategy

Need some more help breaking down the 2019-20 Stanley Cup odds? Direct from the WagerTalk TV Studios in Las Vegas, Drew Martin sits down with Canadian sports handicapper Andrew McInnis to go over some of his personal NHL betting tips and handicapping strategy when wagering on hockey.