July 8th, 2019 | The Hockey Betting Podcast
Brian Blessing and Cam Stewart take a look at the NHL Western Conference heading into the 2019-2020 NHL season. The Vegas Golden Knights begin the season as the favorites to win the Western Conference at odds of +395, while the Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues are the co-second choices at odds of +630. Brian and Cam love the Western Conference, and they have some strong opinions on a number of teams heading into this season. We’d like to thank Betcris Canada for their support of The Hockey Betting Podcast. Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to hear all of Brian and Cam’s analysis and NHL futures picks.
Odds to Win 2019-2020 Western Conference*
Vegas Golden Knights +395
Colorado Avalanche +630
St. Louis Blues +630
Nashville Predators +720
Dallas Stars +800
Calgary Flames +1075
San Jose Sharks +1175
Winnipeg Jets +1300
Chicago Blackhawks +1600
Vancouver Canucks +1600
Arizona Coyotes +1800
Edmonton Oilers +2700
Minnesota Wild +2700
Anaheim Ducks +8750
Los Angeles Kings +10000
* Odds at the time podcast was recorded.
Vegas is the most successful expansion team in history, but they did take a step back last season, as they finished with 93 points. Vegas is coming off a tough loss to San Jose and both Brian and Cam expect the Golden Knights to contend for the Stanley Cup this season.
The Colorado Avalanche are getting a lot of love in terms of NHL futures and both Brian and Cam are onboard with Colorado heading into this season, but the price is a bit too low for Cam. Colorado and St. Louis are co-second choices at odds of +630 to win the Western Conference. The Blues could be a better team than the one that totaled 99 points last year but they might not finish as highly and there is no question they will not surprise teams as they did a year ago and Cam is looking to fade the Blues.
Brian and Cam have two darkhorse teams that they like heading into this season, so make sure to listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get their predictions.
Brian believes that this is finally the year that the Arizona Coyotes make the playoffs. The drought has been long for Arizona, but Brian thinks this is the season for the Coyotes with the addition of Phil Kessel and with the improvement of their younger players. Cam is also on board with Arizona having a good 2019-2020 season.
Another longshot that Brian and Cam are looking at for this season is the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago could be a little overvalued at odds of +1600, but Brian thinks the Blackhawks will make the playoffs this season.
Brian and Cam also consider the bottom four teams on the odds board, beginning with the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have one of the best players in the league in Connor McDavid, but Brian and Cam are not sold on the Oilers. Brian and Cam also don’t have much positive to say about the Wild, Ducks and Kings.
We’d like to thank Betcris Canada for their support of The Hockey Betting Podcast. Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get insights and predictions from Brian and Cam heading into the 2019-2020 season.