Bet #3: Canucks to make the playoffs (+150)
Piggy-backing off the last bet, you could also make a case that the Canucks’ easier schedule and division makes their chances of making the playoffs much better than most people would expect. At +150 odds for Vancouver to qualify for the postseason, this should be considered the best value, as well as the most likely bet to actually happen out of the bunch.
Most people are expecting the Vegas Golden Knights and the Edmonton Oilers to be the cream of the crop in the Pacific Division (even though Vegas currently sits second-last), which leaves the third position completely wide open.
There’s no doubt that the Kings and Ducks are getting closer to finishing their rebuilds, and may even put together some winning streaks throughout the year, but both clubs aren’t there just yet. San Jose and Calgary will need huge bounce-back years from some of their veterans, while the Kraken will need to manifest Vegas’s success from 2017, which will definitely be harder this time around. As a result, it’s hard to go against Vancouver to be the favourite to earn the third guaranteed playoff spot in the Pacific.
At the end of the day, Vancouver has a better roster on paper at this current moment in time, and their +150 odds to make the postseason should make us richer come the end of April.
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