2017-18 NHL Playoff Odds

2017-18 NHL Playoff Odds

Which teams are most likely and least likely to make the NHL Playoffs for the 2017-18 season? The table below shows odds from 5Dimes for all teams including the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who are 9/1 to reach the postseason in their first season.

TeamMake PlayoffsMiss Playoffs
Anaheim Ducks-850+520
Pittsburgh Penguins-800+500
Edmonton Oilers-675+450
Washington Capitals-590+420
Tampa Bay Lightning-465+340
Chicago Blackhawks-400+310
Nashville Predators-325+250
Dallas Stars-300+240
Minnesota Wild-290+230
Montreal Canadiens-280+220
San Jose Sharks-280+220
Toronto Maple Leafs-225+175
Calgary Flames-225+175
Columbus Blue Jackets-205+165
New York Rangers-205+165
St. Louis Blues-160+130
Boston Bruins-120-110
Ottawa Senators+115-145
Carolina Hurricanes+120-150
Los Angeles Kings+120-150
Winnipeg Jets+120-150
Philadelphia Flyers+125-155
New York Islanders+190-250
Buffalo Sabres+250-325
Florida Panthers+270-360
Detroit Red Wings+525-860
Arizona Coyotes+550-925
New Jersey Devils+650-1175
Vancouver Canucks+700-1300
Colorado Avalanche+800-1475
Vegas Golden Knights+900-1600

Anaheim and Pittsburgh have the best odds to make the playoffs, followed by Edmonton, Washington, Tampa Bay and Chicago.

Vegas has the worst odds to make the playoffs, followed by Colorado, Vancouver, and New Jersey.

Although the Florida Panthers struggled last season, I think there’s some value on them at +270 to make the playoffs this season. Last year they had to deal with a number of injuries and an early season coaching change. This season they return a very solid young core (Barkov, Bjugstad, Ekblad, Huberdeau, Trocheck), a reliable veteran goalie (Luongo), and a brand new start with head coach Bob Boughner. In my opinion, this Panthers team is closer to the 2015-16 division winners rather than the 2016-17 sixth-place finishers.

Every season there are preseason underdogs to make the playoffs. Last year it was the Senators (+250), Blue Jackets (+230) and Oilers (+110).

Which underdogs do you think will make the playoffs in 2017-18? Feel free to leave your comments and thoughts in the space below.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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