Stanley Cup Odds: Penguins Top List

When you have the best player in the league, you will always be considered a favorite, whether its Stanley Cup odds or college football odds.

When you have the best two players in the league, your odds get shorter.

That’s the situation in Pittsburgh where oddsmakers and bettors alike have caught on to the fact that Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby give the Pens the best 1-2 punch in hockey.


Penguins favored on Eastern NHL odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't the best team in the NHL's Eastern Conference during the regular season, but they're favored at the sportsbooks to advance to the final as Stanley Cup playoff betting gets underway this week.

The return of Sidney Crosby to active duty wasn't quite enough to march the Penguins into the top spot in the Eastern standings, so they've had to settle for the fourth seed and a date with the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the playoffs this week.


Blues listed atop the Western NHL odds

The St. Louis Blues hold a slight edge on the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL's Western Conference according to the sportsbooks as Stanley Cup playoff betting gets underway with first-round matchups this week.

The Blues were one of the top stories in the league this season, hiring head coach Ken Hitchcock and then proceeding to roll to second place in the Western Conference standings and first place in the Central Division with an impressive 109 points.


San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Matchup Report

Los Angeles KingsSan Jose Sharks
April 7, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Odds

40-27-14TEAM RECORD42-29-10

The Los Angeles Kings will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sharks in San Jose at HP Pavilion on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Sharks are 42-29-10 so far on the season. The Kings, meanwhile, are 40-27-14. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 37-42-2 and the Kings go 23-43-15 on the totals.


Oilers vs Canucks Hockey Game Preview

Edmonton OilersVancouver Canucks
April 7, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

32-39-10TEAM RECORD50-22-9

The Vancouver Canucks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Oilers arrive at Rogers Arena on Saturday.

This season the Canucks are 50-22-9 overall while the Oilers are 32-39-10. As for the totals, Vancouver is 35-36-10 on the OU, and Edmonton is 35-42-4.


Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Betting Preview

Nashville PredatorsColorado Avalanche
April 7, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

47-26-8TEAM RECORD41-34-6

Nashville pays a visit to Colorado on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Avalanche bats in hockey action at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche are 41-34-6 so far on the season. The Predators, meanwhile, are 47-26-8. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 29-40-12 and the Predators go 33-39-9 on the totals.


St. Louis Blues take on Stars in hockey test

St. Louis BluesDallas Stars
April 7, 8:00 PM | American Airlines Center

St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars Odds

48-22-11TEAM RECORD42-34-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Dallas on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

Supporters of the Blues have seen them go 48-22-11 so far this season, while the Stars are at 42-34-5. In totals betting, the Stars are 32-40-9, while the Blues are 21-43-17.


Minnesota Wild vs Phoenix Coyotes in NHL odds

Phoenix CoyotesMinnesota Wild
April 7, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Phoenix Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Odds

41-27-13TEAM RECORD35-35-11

The Minnesota Wild look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Coyotes arrive at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

The Wild are 35-35-11 so far on the season. The Coyotes, meanwhile, are 41-27-13. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 30-35-16 and the Coyotes go 30-39-12 on the totals.


Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Matchup Report

Carolina HurricanesFlorida Panthers
April 7, 7:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Odds

33-32-16TEAM RECORD37-26-18

The visiting Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at BankAtlantic Center against the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers are 37-26-18 so far on the season. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 33-32-16. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 31-37-13 and the Hurricanes go 42-34-5 on the totals.


Columbus New York Betting Preview

New York IslandersColumbus Blue Jackets
April 7, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

34-36-11TEAM RECORD28-46-7

Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting New York Islanders on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets are 28-46-7 so far on the season. The Islanders, meanwhile, are 34-36-11. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 39-39-3 and the Islanders go 42-34-5 on the totals.



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