2019 NHL Pre-Season Betting Preview

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The 2019-2020 NHL season is about to start and that means it is time for Brian Blessing and Cam Stewart to look at some future bets for the NHL season. A total of 31 teams will fight it out for the right to win the Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy in all of the sports, with the St. Louis Blues the defending Stanley Cup Champion. The Tampa Bay Lightning are the preseason favorites to win the Stanley Cup, while the Vegas Golden Knights are the second choice.

2019-2020 Stanley Cup Odds *

Tampa Bay Lightning +701

Vegas Golden Knights +851

Toronto Maple Leafs +918

Boston Bruins +951

Colorado Avalanche +1402

St. Louis Blues +1402

Nashville Predators +1603

Dallas Stars +1804

Florida Panthers +1804

Washington Capitals +1804

Carolina Hurricanes +2005

Pittsburgh Penguins +2205

Calgary Flames +2406

New Jersey Devils +2607

San Jose Sharks +2607

New York Islanders +2809

Winnipeg Jets +2809

Chicago Blackhawks +3513

Vancouver Canucks +3513

Arizona Coyotes +4000

New York Rangers +4000

Philadelphia Flyers +4500

Minnesota Wild +5000

Edmonton Oilers +6000

Montreal Canadiens +6000

Buffalo Sabres +10000

Columbus Blue Jackets +12500

Anaheim Ducks +15000

Detroit Red Wings +15000

Los Angeles Kings +20000

Ottawa Senators +30000

* Odds at the time this article was written

The Blues beat the Bruins to win the title last season, but neither St. Louis nor Boston is favored to win the 2020 Stanley Cup. The Tampa Bay Lightning are the current favorite to win the Stanley Cup, but that doesn’t mean much, as they were also the preseason favorite to win the Cup a year ago. The Lightning went 62-16-4 and finished with 128 points last season. The second choice in the NHL betting odds is the Vegas Golden Knights. They finished with 93 points a year ago. Other top contenders to win the 2020 Stanley Cup are the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. The defending champion Blues are actually tied for the 5th-best odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup at about 14-1. Brian and Cam talk about collusion heading into the 2019-2020 season and they look at what it means to some teams, including the Winnipeg Jets. They have a strong play on the Winnipeg total heading into this season. Brian and Cam also have some strong opinions on a few teams to win the Stanley Cup and some teams to bet over or under their season point totals. Listen to the hockey podcast to get all of Brian and Cam’s picks, including some insight into the some high profile teams like the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers.

Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of the predictions from Brian and Cam for the 2019-2020 season.