It’s no secret that the Washington Capitals are the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup betting. Each year all the NHL teams battle for Lord Stanley’s prized trophy and some years there’s heated debate among the hockey odds makers as to which team is the favorite. But that is not the case this year.
Since about the second month of the NHL betting season if became very clear that the Washington Capitals had a very good thing going in the hockey betting competition and it wasn’t long before they established themselves as the best team in the NHL odds action. Since taking control of the Southeast Division the Caps haven’t looked back, putting plenty of space between themselves and every other team in the NHL betting action.
The Caps haven’t just won, they’ve dominated and the stats that this team has put together during the 2009-10 NHL betting season are some of the most impressive we’ve seen in a while. Sports betting stats must be taken in context and relative to the rest of the teams in this year’s hockey betting competition no other team even comes close to approaching what the Caps have accomplished.
You can start with the team’s record of 54-15-13 the best in hockey betting season. Or you could look at the team’s point total of 121 with was 8 points clear of the second best team in the league (San Jose 113 points) and 18 points better than the second place team in the Eastern Conference betting competition.
The Caps also led the league in goals scored by a wide margin (318 goals in 82 games), 46 goals better than the second highest scoring team in the NHL odds action (Vancouver, 272 goals). It’s no wonder this team is the Stanley Cup betting favorite.
But perhaps the best symbol of Washington’s dominance in the hockey betting action this year is super star Alex Ovechkin who is simply the best player on the planet and should be all but unstoppable in the NHL playoff betting this year. Any time a team has a player like Ovechkin it has a chance to win the Stanley Cup betting action.