After pausing the Stanley Cup tournament on March 12, the NHL announced its Return to Play plan at the end of May. The plan is to start with an eight-round qualifier with 16 teams to figure out who is moving closer to the coveted Stanley Cup.
Naturally, Colorado sportsbooks took notice and offered lines on the new series of matches. Hockey fans who want to know where to put their money for the upcoming games should look no further. After analyzing what the sportsbooks have to offer, we’ve found which sportsbooks have the best odds on the upcoming NHL games.
Colorado Sportsbooks With The Best NHL Series Odds
Five of Colorado’s six sportsbooks offer betting lines on the upcoming NHL games (so far). However, only a couple of sportsbooks stand out. Overall, BetMGM has the best odds on the favorite to win for six of the eight games. The first exception is the Jets beating the Flames–BetMGM’s one good underdog line. The second is the odds on the Oilers beating the Blackhawks. Fox Bet has the best odds on that line. However, if you’re betting on the favorite to win, BetMGM is the sportsbook to turn to.
But if you’re an underdog bettor, you’ll have to adjust your betting strategy. BetMGM has the worst odds on the underdog (except for the Jets.) However, FanDuel and Fox Bet largely fill in the gaps. In seven of the eight games, FanDuel and Fox Bet offer best odds on the underdog. However, if you’re betting on the Coyotes over the Predators, DraftKings and BetRivers are the sportsbooks for you.
Colorado’s Sportsbooks’ NHL Playoff Odds 2020
|New York Rangers||+110||+112||+110||+110||+105||N/A|
|New York Islanders||-122||-120||-133||-122||-115||N/A|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||-175||-166||-175||-175||-150||N/A|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+140||+136||+140||+140||+125||N/A|
Which Colorado Sportsbook Has The Best 2020 Futures?
The two casino sportsbooks dominate futures on the teams with upcoming matches. BetMonarch has the best odds on ten out of the sixteen scheduled teams, and BetMGM has the best futures on the remaining six. The other four sportsbooks don’t touch what the two casino sportsbooks offer on the scheduled teams.
However, there are eight remaining teams who don’t have scheduled matches coming up. On these lines, the casino sportsbooks lose their dominance. BetMGM and BetMonarch only have the best odds on half the lines, while Fox Bet and FanDuel pick up the slack on three of the remaining four. That leaves DraftKings and BetRivers with the best odds on the Colorado Avs.
Colorado’s Sportsbooks’ Futures
|New York Rangers||+4000||+4000||+3000||+4000||+4000||+8000|
|New York Islanders||+4000||+4200||+2800||+4000||+4250||+8000|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+2700||+3000||+2800||+2700||+3000||+3000|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+6000||+6500||+4500||+6000||+6500||+8000|
|St. Louis Blues||+1000||+1100||+750||+650||+600||+600|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+650||+600||+750||+650||+600||+600|
|Las Vegas Golden Knights||+800||+850||+700||+800||+850||+600|
Which Colorado Sportsbooks Are Boosting The Avs?
The lines on all these other teams are fine, but Coloradans care about one team and one team only. Anyone interested in special bets on the Colorado Avalanche only have a few options available. Here are the two sportsbooks with deals on the Avs:
|Bonus Deal on Colorado Avalanche||Terms|
|DraftKings||Odds Boost to +1500||Max $25 bet|
|FanDuel||$3 site credit bonus for each Avs win, up to $50||Minimum $25 futures bet|
Neither Avs promotion is very good. DraftKings won’t let bettors wager more than $25 higher on the boosted odds, which is a $400 payout at most. That leaves the FanDuel deal which is barely a dent in a bettor’s account. Unless bettors are making wagers that low, $3 for every Avs win is barely anything. Hopefully, as the NHL games get closer, Colorado’s sportsbooks will offer more and better promotions.
Where To Bet On Each NHL Line
Whatever your risk tolerance, Colorado’s sportsbooks have betting lines with you in mind. Here are the best sportsbooks for each type of NHL bet.
|Betting Line||Best Sportsbook|
|Series Odds: Favorite to Win||BetMGM|
|Series Odds: Underdog||FanDuel, Fox Bet|
|Futures: Teams With Scheduled Games||BetMonarch, BetMGM|
|Futures: Unscheduled Teams||BetMGM, BetMonarch, FanDuel, Fox Bet|
Remember, these are trends and patterns, not hard rules. Always check the sportsbook’s odds up to the minute you bet. However, if you’re in a rush, this can help narrow your search for the best odds down. And if you’re an Avs fan, you can rejoice in the knowledge that Colorado’s six sportsbooks think the Avs have a decent shot at the Stanley Cup this season.