Once the NHL resumes its season, 24 teams will lace up their skates in pursuit of the Stanley Cup. After looking at William Hill’s odds and trends for 2019-20 Eastern Conference futures, it’s time to move out west.
The Golden Knights lead the way at 5/2 odds to win the Western Conference, with the Avalanche (13/4) and the defending champion Blues (4/1) lurking close behind. William Hill bettors, though, have been backing the favorite at a very high clip.
Vegas has received 27% of the total number of bets and 23% of the total dollars wagered for 2019-20 Western Conference futures, which leads all teams in each category.
The Avalanche have also been a popular wager, as Colorado ranks second in both total number of tickets (12%) and total dollars wagered (14%).
Going down the board, there are some longshots that have attracted big bets.
The Blackhawks currently have the longest odds at 35/1 to win the Western Conference, however one New Jersey bettor will be hoping for a Cinderella story this postseason. A $2,025 wager was placed on Blackhawks 20/1, which would have a total payout of $42,525 if Chicago reaches the Stanley Cup.
The Canucks are tied for the sixth-lowest odds at 16/1, yet Vancouver has drawn 13% of the total dollars wagered, which is the third-highest percentage. One Nevada bettor put down $1,000 on Canucks 30/1 for a potential total payout of $31,000, while another Nevada bettor placed $2,000 on Canucks 9/1 for a potential total payout of $20,000.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends below for its 2019-20 NHL Western Conference futures, which are available to bet in Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa.
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