Whereas the temperatures starting to rise exterior, the motion on the ice can also be heating up with 4 tightly contested NHL restructured divisional races. Focusing in on one favourite or recognizing a longshot providing long run worth stays one of the best ways to assault futures betting.
Bettors have quietly begun concentrating on the Carolina Hurricanes who’ve taken over the lead within the Central. Carolina, who have been as soon as being supplied as excessive as +3500, have now fallen to odds of +1300 this week. The purple-scorching Colorado Avalanche haven’t solely taken excessive spot to win the West (-275) however they’ve overtaken the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and turn out to be the general betting favorites to hoist the Cup in 2021 at odds of +350. The Lightning, who’ve struggled of late – dropping 5 of their previous seven video games – have seen their odds rise from odds of +425 final month to +600 this week.
Let’s dive in and take a deeper have a look at any adjustments after greater than a month of video games within the NHL betting odds for every of the divisions in addition to Stanley Cup futures at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Odds to Win 2021 Central Division
Tampa Bay +150
“Frankie Whispers” Breakdown: In a tightly bunched Central Division, the Tampa Bay Lightning 26-11-2 file (54 factors) have misplaced their spot atop the division after dropping 5 of their final seven video games. The defending Stanley Cup Champions have fallen behind each the Carolina Hurricanes 26-9-3 (55 factors) and the Florida Panthers 26-10-4 (56 factors) who lead the Central in factors. Carolina has seen a dramatic shift of their betting odds now turning into the overwhelming favourite to win the Central seeing their odds drop from +265 two weeks in the past to -118 this week. The Hurricanes surge has been led by the return of goalie Petr Mrazek who has three shutouts in simply six video games this season. Florida, who noticed their six-recreation successful streak snapped by Carolina on Tuesday, maintain a one-level edge over Carolina, however the Hurricanes maintain two video games in hand.
Regardless of going a pedestrian 5-5-0 over their final 10 video games, bettors shouldn’t absolutely low cost Tampa Bay who possess the second-finest objective differential (+35) of any crew within the NHL because of defending Vezina Trophy winner Andrei Vasilevskiy who continues to anchor the membership with a 23-6-0 file mixed with tying for the lead with a 2.00 GAA. The oddsmakers have knocked the Lightning from the highest betting perch at odds of -240 two weeks in the past to plus-odds of +150 this week.
Odds to Win 2021 East Division
NY Islanders +185
NY Rangers +7000
NJ Devils +100000
“Frankie Whispers” Breakdown:: The East has turn out to be a 3-crew race because the New York Islanders (25-10-4, 54 factors) have seen their odds of +900 supplied final month minimize to +185 this week at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Islanders maintain a slim benefit because the betting favourite to win the East over Washington and Pittsburgh because of their stellar 16-1-2 mark within the pleasant confines of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Capitals (25-10-4, 54 factors), who’ve received six of their final 10 video games, witnessed their peak odds of +1000 supplied final month sliced right down to +200 this week. The Penguins are an incredible crew to again at dwelling posting a 16-3-1 file, nonetheless away from PPG Paints Enviornment Pittsburgh is tough to belief solely successful eight video games (8-10-1).
Odds to Win 2021 North Division
“Frankie Whispers” Breakdown:: The Toronto Maple Leafs (27-10-3, 57 factors), have as soon as as soon as turn out to be overwhelming prohibitive favorites (-715) to win the North, after going 8-1-1 SU of their final 10 video games. Auston Matthews continues to shine, main the league with 28 targets. The oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook have adjusted the Maple Leafs from -200 favorites demanded late final month to win the North to odds of -715.
The Edmonton Oilers (24-14-2, 50 factors), who possess the highest two NHL scorers in Connor McDavid (23 targets; 45 assists, 68 factors) and Leon Draisaitl (22 targets; 39 assists, 61 factors), have now fallen seven-factors behind Toronto and look like on the skin wanting in for the North division title.
Odds to Win 2021 West Division
San Jose +10000
St. Louis +12500
LA Kings +20000
“Frankie Whispers” Breakdown:: The largest shift now we have witnessed of any division includes the highest two groups within the West because the Colorado Avalanche (26-9-4, 56 factors) have turn out to be prohibitive favorites (-275) over the Vegas Golden Knights (25-10-2 52 factors). The Avalanche have received 5 of their final six video games and are 7-1-2 of their 10 video games general. Colorado continues to be led by star goalie Phillip Grubauer who owns probably the most wins (24), the perfect 2.00 GAA and leads the league in shutouts (5).
Solely 4-factors separate the 2 golf equipment, however with 18 extra video games remaining on the schedule this race is much from over.
Odds to Win the Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay +600
NY Islanders +1400
NY Rangers +4500
San Jose +5500
St. Louis +6000
LA Kings +12500
NJ Devils +50000