NHL Draft Odds: Avs with top pick

The Colorado Avalanche will pick first in the NHL Draft on Sunday afternoon, and reports suggest they'll be taking QMJHL star forward Nathan MacKinnon with the selection.

Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has said that his team is leaning toward taking MacKinnon over WHL defenseman Seth Jones with the first pick on Sunday afternoon; Jones is the top-ranked prospect available this year according to many scouting services.

And leading up to this weekend's event the sportsbooks have started to release NHL Draft odds, including totals for the number of players from the top junior leagues to be taken in the first round.

The OVER/UNDER for both QMJHL and OHL players taken in the first round on Sunday afternoon is listed at 7.5 at Bovada, while for WHL players it's 6.5.

As well, the OVER/UNDER for forwards taken in the first round is listed at 19 at Bovada, with defensemen at 10, and goaltenders at 1. Last year 15 forwards were taken in the first round of the NHL Draft, along with 13 defensemen and two goaltenders.

Here are the current NHL Draft props, including the OVER/UNDER on the number of trades made by NHL teams on draft day; check Bovada for updates leading into Sunday's event.

How many players from the OHL will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 7.5

How many players from the WHL will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 6.5

How many players from the QMJHL will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 7.5

How many players from the USNDTP will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 0.5

How many forwards will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 19

How many defensemen will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 10

How many goaltenders will be drafted in the 1st Round?
OVER/UNDER 1

NHL Draft - How many trades will there be the day of the draft?
OVER/UNDER 5.5

NHL Draft - Who will be drafted first?
Max Domi (London) -150
Bo Horvat (London) +110

NHL Draft - Who Will be drafted first?
Anthony Mantha (Val-d’Or) -120
Valentin Zykov (Baie-Comeau) -120

Who will the Montreal Canadiens draft with their first pick (#25 Overall)?
Forward -140
Defenseman +110
Goaltender +2000

Who will the Ottawa Senators draft with their first pick (#17 Overall)?
Forward -160
Defenseman +130
Goaltender +1500

Who will the Toronto Maple Leafs draft with their first pick (#21 Overall)?
Forward -175
Defenseman +145
Goaltender +1500

Who will the Calgary Flames draft with their first pick (#6 Overall)?
Forward -170
Defenseman +150
Goaltender +1200

Who will the Edmonton Oilers draft with their first pick (#7 Overall)?
Forward -160
Defenseman +130
Goaltender +1500

Who will the Vancouver Canucks draft with their first pick (#24 Overall)?
Forward -175
Defenseman +145
Goaltender +1500

Who will Winnipeg draft with their first pick (#13 Overall)?
Forward -175
Defenseman +145
Goaltender +1500

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