NHL

Moneyline favors Oilers in battle with Jets

The Winnipeg Jets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Oilers in Edmonton at Rexall Place on Tuesday in hockey odds action.

 

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Capitals open the season in Chicago

Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will open their season on the road on Tuesday night as they take on Patrick Kane and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

The Capitals and Blackhawks haven't met on the ice since March 2012, when Chicago won 5-2 as a -151 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. Overall the Capitals have the slight edge at 5-4-1 in their past 10 games against the Blackhawks.

View Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

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Hockey Matchup - Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Odds Preview

NHL wagering interest swings to the Montreal vs Toronto battle on Tuesday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

 

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NHL Prop Odds: Flames, Senators

Hockey bettors don't expect to see the Calgary Flames near the top of any NHL betting boards this year, but they are getting plenty of early attention for all the wrong reasons.

The decimated Flames are expected to be the league's worst team and online sportsbook Bovada made them the favorite to finish last overall (-140).

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NHL Futures: Eastern Conference

Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins are going to open the NHL season as the favorites at the sportsbooks on the odds to win the league's Eastern Conference.

Crosby and company are listed as the 13/4 favorites on the Eastern Conference odds at Bovada with the NHL's regular season set to get underway on October 1. The Boston Bruins, who advanced to the Stanley Cup final out of the East last season, are then next at 5/1 odds.

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NHL Futures: Western Conference

Patrick Kane and the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks will head into the 2013/14 NHL season as the top team on the odds to win the Western Conference at the sportsbooks.

Chicago sits at 5/2 at Bovada on the updated Western Conference odds as they try to defend their title this season. Their biggest challenger for that top spot are the Los Angeles Kings, who have been listed at 6/1 odds.

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NHL Betting Preview: Division Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks claimed the NHL's Central Division title last season en route to a Stanley Cup championship, and the oddsmakers have them pegged as the favorite to win that division once again this season as training camp opens.

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Free Agent Props: Iginla, Briere

Will Daniel Alfredsson score 20 goals with the Detroit Red Wings?

Will Jarone Iginla score more than 61 points with the Boston Bruins?

The NHL season is months away, but hype surrounding the NHL free agent class of 2013 has oddsmaker Bovada responding to public interest by posting NHL free agent prop bets.

Iginla's over-under for goals is 27.5. He is expected to start the season on Boston's top line.

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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.

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Stanley Cup Final Game 6 Betting Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks are just one win away from winning the Stanley Cup final as they travel to Boston to take on the Bruins in Game 6 of the best-of-seven set on Monday night.

And how important is Game 6? Nine of the past 11 Finals series that lasted at least six games saw the Game 6 winner claim the Cup. The exceptions are the 2006 Edmonton Oliers and 2003 Anaheim Ducks.

Five times, the Cup was decided in Game 6. Four times, the team that trailed the series 3-2 went on to win both Games 6 and 7 to win the Cup.

Chicago won Game 5 of the series over the weekend as a -146 home favorite at the sportsbooks, claiming the 3-1 victory on two goals by Patrick Kane and an empty-netter from Dave Bolland. Zdeno Chara had the lone Bruins marker in that contest.

Only two series since 1998 were decided in less than six games (the 2007 Ducks over Ottawa and Detroit over Carolina in 2002).

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