2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference

Flames Emerge as Western Conference Betting on NHL Games Favorite

April 9th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

Admittedly the Calgary Flames were a surprise top seed in the Western Conference.  However, that status has made them the betting on NHL games favorite to win the West.  Yet there are plenty of doubters in the gambling community as to whether the Flames can pull it off.  Starting with beaten favorites such as the Winnipeg Jets come viable alternatives.  As a matter of fact, the only two wagering long shots in the West are the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars.  More emphatically the Western Conference playoffs look wide open with tremendous parity.

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference

Date and Time:  April 10, 2019 through June 2019

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Western Conference NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:  Calgary Flames +275, Colorado Avalanche +1450, Dallas Stars +1050, Nashville Predators +550, San Jose Sharks +505, St. Louis Blues +550, Vegas Golden Knights +550, Winnipeg Jets +505

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All Stanley Cup playoff series are best of seven.  Calgary, San Jose, Nashville, and Winnipeg will get the extra home game in their opening series.

Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche

Now Calgary has utterly ruled the betting on NHL games cashier’s cage in their series with Colorado.  Avs backers have been burned by the Flames in 12 of the last 16 meetings in this matchup.  Only one of the last five between these teams have gone under the total.  And at Colorado the Flames have held betting value with four payouts in their last five visits.  Extending Calgary’s success are NHL marks of second for goal scoring and ninth for goals against.

San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Last year the Golden Knights won a six game sportsbook series with San Jose.  Each team won two of the four meetings this year.  Three of those four games went over the total.  Vegas has won five of their last seven at home against San Jose.  Also, four of the last five between these teams in Sin City went over the total.  Presently San Jose boasts the second highest goal scoring of the NHL.

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars

Late on Nashville has owned their head to head series with Dallas.  As an example, the Predators have won eight of their last 11 against the Stars.  Overall, the Preds look to match up well against Dallas.  Nashville ranks fourth in the NHL for goals against.  By contrast the Stars rank 29th for goals scored.

Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues

Head to head Winnipeg has had managerial rank of the payout window in their series with the Blues.  To illuminate the Jets have won 11 of their last 13 games against St. Louis.  Of great concern is whether the Blues can maintain their excellence level of play in the season’s second half or if they will be running on fumes for the playoffs.

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In this situation Winnipeg is the potentially classic beaten favorite. As a matter of fact, the Jets have the ability to bring enhanced Betting on NHL games value.

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Following their end of season collapse the fact remains that Winnipeg is still a strong and deep team.  Meanwhile Dallas matches up poorly with Nashville.

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Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators

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