William Hill Puts Stanley Cup Futures Back Up, Releases Qualifying Round Odds

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the league will move into a 24-team, two-conference playoff format once play resumes. 

While the two hosting cities are still to be decided, the teams that would be in the field are locked in. 

The top-four teams in each conference based on points percentage will play each other to determine the 1-4 seedings for their respective side of the bracket, and will also receive a bye. The remaining 16 teams (seeded 5-12) will each be playing in a best-of-five qualifying series to advance to a matchup with a top-four seed. 

The Eastern Conference’s top four would be the Bruins, Lightning, Capitals and Flyers, while the Blues, Avalanche, Golden Knights and Stars are the Western Conference’s representatives. 

Meanwhile, the Eastern Conference’s qualifying-round showdowns would consist of No. 5 Penguins vs. No. 12 Canadiens, No. 6 Hurricanes vs. No. 11 Rangers, No. 7 Islanders vs. No. 10 Panthers and No. 8 Maple Leafs vs. No. 9 Blue Jackets. 

Out in the Western Conference, it’d be No. 5 Oilers vs. No. 12 Blackhawks, No. 6 Predators vs. No. 11 Coyotes, No. 7 Canucks vs. No. 10 Wild and No. 8 Flames vs. No. 9 Jets. 

With the NHL planning to shift into playoff mode, William Hill has put odds back up for Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference and Western Conference futures as well as every matchup in the qualifying round and odds to capture the conference’s top overall seed. 

The Bruins and Golden Knights are 11/2 co-favorites to win the 2019-20 Stanley Cup, followed by the Lightning at 13/2 and Avalanche at 7/1. Last season’s champs, the Blues, are tied for the fifth-lowest odds at 17/2 with the Capitals. 

The Penguins are the biggest favorite in the best-of-five qualifying round matchups, as Pittsburgh is -210 chalk against the Canadiens. Meanwhile, the tightest battle is between the Islanders (-120) and Panthers (EVEN). 

For NHL qualifying series prices, you have action whenever the series is completed as long as it is deemed official by the league and part of the 2019-2020 season. If there is a change in a series matchup, those bets will be refunded. If a different format other than a best-of-five series is used to determine the winner, those bets will also be refunded.

The Bruins are the 2/1 favorite to wind up with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference’s round robin, whereas the Golden Knights lead the way at 11/5 odds for the Western Conference’s top seed. 

For top overall seed propositions, whatever team is ruled by the NHL as the No. 1 seed in their particular conference will be determined the winner for wagering purposes. You have action whenever the tournament is completed as long as it is deemed official by the league and part of the 2019-2020 season. If the No. 1 seeds are determined by any other method other than the round-robin format that is currently planned, those bets will be refunded.

Check out all of William Hill’s NHL playoff odds below, which are available in Nevada, New Jersey, Iowa and Mississippi. 

ODDS TO WIN 2019-20 STANLEY CUP@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT ODDS (5/27/20)
BOSTON BRUINS11/2
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS11/2
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 13/2
COLORADO AVALANCHE 7/1
ST. LOUIS BLUES17/2
WASHINGTON CAPITALS 17/2
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS10/1
DALLAS STARS12/1
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS15/1
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS22/1
EDMONTON OILERS30/1
NASHVILLE PREDATORS35/1
VANCOUVER CANUCKS35/1
CALGARY FLAMES45/1
NEW YORK ISLANDERS50/1
CAROLINA HURRICANES50/1
ARIZONA COYOTES50/1
NEW YORK RANGERS50/1
WINNIPEG JETS55/1
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS55/1
MINNESOTA WILD55/1
FLORIDA PANTHERS60/1
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS75/1
MONTREAL CANADIENS100/1
ODDS TO WIN 2019-20 EASTERN CONFERENCE@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT ODDS (5/27/20)
BOSTON BRUINS11/4
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 13/4
WASHINGTON CAPITALS 17/4
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS5/1
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS15/2
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS11/1
NEW YORK ISLANDERS25/1
CAROLINA HURRICANES25/1
NEW YORK RANGERS25/1
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS28/1
FLORIDA PANTHERS30/1
MONTREAL CANADIENS50/1
ODDS TO WIN 2019-20 WESTERN CONFERENCE@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT ODDS (5/27/20)
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS5/2
COLORADO AVALANCHE 13/4
ST. LOUIS BLUES4/1
DALLAS STARS11/2
EDMONTON OILERS14/1
NASHVILLE PREDATORS16/1
VANCOUVER CANUCKS16/1
CALGARY FLAMES20/1
ARIZONA COYOTES22/1
WINNIPEG JETS25/1
MINNESOTA WILD25/1
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS35/1
BEST OF 5 SERIES: CANADIENS vs PENGUINS@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
MONTREAL CANADIENS+180
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-210
BEST OF 5 SERIES: RANGERS vs HURRICANES@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
NEW YORK RANGERS+115
CAROLINA HURRICANES-135
BEST OF 5 SERIES: PANTHERS vs ISLANDERS@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
FLORIDA PANTHERSEVEN
NEW YORK ISLANDERS-120
BEST OF 5 SERIES: BLUE JACKETS vs MAPLE LEAFS @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS+150
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-170
BEST OF 5 SERIES: BLACKHAWKS vs OILERS@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS+140
EDMONTON OILERS-160
BEST OF 5 SERIES: COYOTES vs PREDATORS@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
ARIZONA COYOTES+115
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-135
BEST OF 5 SERIES: WILD vs CANUCKS@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
MINNESOTA WILD+130
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-150
BEST OF 5 SERIES: JETS vs FLAMES@WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS 5/27/20
WINNIPEG JETS+110
CALGARY FLAMES-130
EASTERN CONFERENCE TOP OVERALL SEED @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT ODDS (5/27/20) @WILLIAMHILLUS
BOSTON BRUINS2/1
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING12/5
WASHINGTON CAPITALS3/1
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS4/1
WESTERN CONFERENCE TOP OVERALL SEED @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT ODDS (5/27/20) @WILLIAMHILLUS
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS11/5
COLORDO AVALANCHE5/2
ST. LOUIS BLUES13/5
DALLAS STARS4/1

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