Everyone knows who the favorite teams to reach the Stanley Cup betting action are. The NHL couldn’t have been more pleased with the regular season hockey betting results if they had handpicked the playoff teams themselves.
The two face of the NHL betting action, Syd the Kid and Alex Ovechkin’s teams are both in the race for the NHL finals betting competition and are actually on a course to meet head to head. In the West Henrik Sedin and the Canucks are among the early favorites in the NHL odds to advance to the Stanley Cup betting action in the West. There’s also a healthy spattering of big market teams like Chicago, Philly, Boston and New Jersey in the NHL playoff betting scenario to guarantee big viewer ratings as well.
But for the true hockey betting fan viewer ratings mean nothing. What is important is an exciting Stanley Cup betting matchup and some interesting hockey wagering angles along the way.
Almost all the hockey odds makers have already made the Caps and the defending Stanley Cup betting champs, the Pens the early favorites in the East. And one of those two teams could very easily grab Sir Stanley’s hardware. But a team to watch in the East is the Buffalo Sabres. This team has struggled with consistency but it’s been atop the Northeast division hockey wagering for nearly the entire season and with a brick wall like Ryan Miller in the net, this will be tough team to beat in the NHL playoff betting.
In the West the hockey odds makers like the Sharks, Hawks and Canucks with good reason. But a team like the #4 seed Phoenix Coyotes is the most dangerous kind of team because it has no expectations and nothing to lose. This team has defied the hockey odds makers all season long and jus might be a strong dark horse pick to make to the Stanley Cup betting action.