NHL Betting Preview for Thursday, September 26th

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September 26th  |  The Hockey Betting Podcast

Brian Blessing and Joe from Betcris take a look at NHL futures heading into the 2019-2020 NHL season on the latest edition of The Hockey Betting Podcast. Current NHL odds at Betcris have the Tampa Bay Lightning as the favorite to win the 2020 Stanley Cup championship at +600, while the Vegas Golden Knights are the second choice at odds of +700. The St. Louis Blues shocked the hockey world with their Cinderella run last spring, but they are the sixth choice on the odds board at +1600.

2020 Stanley Cup Championship Odds


Tampa Bay Lightning 6/1

Vegas Golden Knights 7/1

Toronto Maple Leafs 10/1

Boston Bruins 12/1

Colorado Avalanche 12/1

St. Louis Blues 16/1

Dallas Stars 16/1

Washington Capitals, 20/1

Calgary Flames 20/1

Nashville Predators 20/1

Florida Panthers 20/1

San Jose Sharks 25/1

Pittsburgh Penguins 25/1

Winnipeg Jets 25/1

New Jersey Devils 25/1

Carolina Hurricanes 30/1

New York Islanders 40/1

Philadelphia Flyers 40/1

Arizona Coyotes 30/1

New York Rangers 30/1

Chicago Blackhawks 40/1

Vancouver Canucks 40/1

Edmonton Oilers 50/1

Montreal Canadiens 50/1

Minnesota Wild 80/1

Buffalo Sabres 80/1

Columbus Blue Jackets 100/1

Detroit Red Wings 200/1

Anaheim Ducks 200/1

Los Angeles Kings 200/1

Ottawa Senators 500/1


* Odds at the time the podcast was recorded.


Brian and Joe talk a little bit about some of the teams that have made moves heading into this season and some teams who might make moves in the future. They also discuss a little bit about the Vegas home ice advantage and whether or not the “Vegas Flu” is really a factor. Brian and Joe also have a discussion about how much backup goalies impact the NHL betting line.

Joe has some interesting things to say about the Vancouver Canucks and their current number in terms of NHL futures, while Brian has some positive comments about the Arizona Coyotes. The win total for the Canucks and Coyotes could be interesting bets to make, as Joe is high on the Canucks, while Brian likes the Coyotes. Listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of their insights on these two teams.

Brian and Joe are not high on one of the Western Conference teams so make sure to listen to The Hockey Betting Podcast to see who they are going against. Brian also has a win total that he really likes, as he calls it the worst number on the board. Make sure to listen to the podcast to get Brian’s pick.

Tampa Bay is the favorite to win the 2019-2020 Stanley Cup, but there are other teams that offer more value. The gambling public usually looks to teams like the Lighting, Golden Knights, Maple Leafs and Bruins, but Brian and Joe consider some other teams that go under the radar.

Brian and Joe also take a look at the three New York teams, the Rangers, Islanders and Devils. Brian has some interesting comments about the Rangers and Devils and he also suggested what could be an interesting NHL prop bet.

Check out the latest episode of The Hockey Betting Podcast to get all of the NHL picks and a few stories from Brian and Joe.