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…

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

The 2014-15 Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived and this year there are some unfamiliar faces in the mix. The Bruins, Kings, and Sharks all failed to make the postseason with disappointing years, but this allowed for unexpected teams such as the Flames, Jets, and Senators to earn their way into playoff bids. In total five teams made it…

2014-15 NHL Stanley Cup Futures

Even before the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons in 2013-14, oddsmakers had already begun looking forward to this season. Sportsbook.com became the first sportsbook to post NHL Stanley Cup Futures for the 2014-15 season and a number of prominent sportsbooks followed suit shortly thereafter. Throughout the off-season, these…

2014-15 NHL Player Award Futures

We’re more than one quarter of the way through the NHL season and we’re starting to gain some more clarity regarding the playoff picture and award races. Previously we’ve written about Stanley Cup Futures, Playoff Odds, Divisional Odds and Point Totals, and those articles are continually updated throughout the season. Back in late September, BetOnline released a series of prop bets regarding three…

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey: An Oddsmakers Take

Before the start of the current NFL season, we published a series of articles evaluating which fantasy football players were being undervalued according to oddsmakers. By comparing various prop betting opportunities with the Yahoo! Sports fantasy rankings, we were able to pinpoint the most under/overrated quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Although hockey is clearly the…