2015 NHL Playoffs Conference Semifinals Preview

The 2015 NHL Playoffs have reached the Conference Semifinal stages and the St. Louis Blues have already been eliminated again. The Blues had the third-best Cup odds prior to the playoffs at +825 but failed to get out of the first round for the third consecutive season. Below shows the updated Stanley Cup odds, Conference Odds, and Series Odds at offshore sportsbook 5Dimes.

Conference Semifinal Series Odds 

Anaheim -175 vs. Calgary +145  (Flames haven’t made the playoffs since 2009 while the Ducks have earned the most units in the playoffs since 2006)

Chicago -150 vs. Minnesota +130  (Blackhawks have knocked the Wild out of the playoffs in the last 2 postseasons, winning 8 of 11 games)

New York Rangers -180 vs. Washington +160 (Caps and Rangers will meet in the playoffs for the 5th time in last 7 yrs. Washington has a 14-12 edge in games with each winning 2 series)

Montreal -125 vs. Tampa Bay +105 (Canadiens swept Tampa Bay in that playoffs last year but the Lightning swept all 5 meetings in the regular season between these two teams)

Stanley Cup Odds

Team Apr 30, 2015 Apr 12, 2015 Mar 3, 2015 Nov 21, 2014 July 19, 2014
New York Rangers +330 +650 +1400 +2300 +1600
Anaheim Ducks +435 +800 +800 +775 +1200
Chicago Blackhawks +500 +875 +700 +700 +550
Minnesota Wild +530 +1150 +2300 +1500 +2200
Montreal Canadiens +575 +900 +1300 +1500 +1600
Tampa Bay Lightning +750 +1050 +1100 +1200 +1800
Washington Capitals +1100 +1500 +2000 +5000 +4500
Calgary Flames +1200 +3000 +3300 +15000 +12500

Below is a screenshot from 5Dimes showing the odds on each exact Stanley Cup Final matchup:

2015 Cup matchups

Western Conference Odds

Team Apr 30, 2015 Apr 12, 2015
Ducks +190 +400
Blackhawks +215 +435
Wild +270 +600
Flames +550 +1300

Eastern Conference Odds

Team Apr 30, 2015 Apr 12, 2015
Rangers +130 +300
Canadiens +275 +440
Lightning +335 +500
Capitals +550 +725

Are the Rangers destined to win the Cup this year? Are you hedging any of your future Stanley Cup bets at this point? Feel free to leave your comments below.

 

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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