NHL Betting Value in the Restarted 24 Team playoffs. This is always a tricky situation; trying to determine which teams made the best and worst offseason decisions, and trying to determine which teams present the best value to the savvy NHL gambler.
Futures bets can present tremendous value to a person, as you often receive huge odds. I usually recommend mining the teams for value and selecting 3-4 possible teams to win the Cup.
The money is made trying to select teams that may win the Cup that isn’t getting much respect from Las Vegas. Let me present the four teams that I think present the best NHL Betting Value in the Restarted 24 Team playoffs:
Vancouver Canucks (18/1) – sure the Canucks are a team in transition. Sure there are lots of new pieces to the puzzle.
However, the veterans took it upon themselves to get into much better shape in the offseason. They now have arguably the best goalie in the league.
They have a solid defense, featuring Jodie Benn, Edler, and Oscar, and Hughes. I expect J.T. Miller (27 goals) to continue to have a big year, and I expect even more production from the supporting cast. With a big pickup at the deadline, this may be the year that the Canucks make a run. They present good value at 18/1.
Nashville Predators (18/1) – again, it’s all about goaltending. With the duo of Juuse Saros (2.70 GAA) and Pekka Rinne (3.17 GAA) should be one of the stand-out goaltenders again this year in the NHL.
The Predators have a very solid team; a team that could do some damage in the playoffs. At 18/1, there is another team with good value.
Minnesota Wild (38/1) – did I say the Wild? The Wild make a bunch of acquisitions in the offseason and have one of the better players in the NHL (Zach Parise – 25 goals) If they get some solid goaltender, they could go far, especially with their rabid fans.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks (10/1) – Any team that has both Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg on offense HAS to be one of the favorites to sneak into a playoff battle. At 10/1, you can’t go wrong picking the Ducks as one of your four teams.