NHL Betting Odds
The 82-game long 2021-22 NHL regular season has just ended. Although the weather is getting nicer and warmer, all ice hockey bettors want is to be inside a sports arena around a cold rink. With only the top teams left in the playoffs en route to the 2022 Stanley Cup, the finish line is in sight. That being said, there is still plenty of time to place NHL bets if you want to. Make ice hockey bets with bwin.
Betting on the NHL's competitiveness
Because each NHL team plays every other team in the league, for a total of 32 franchises, the competitive balance between the teams is pretty accurate in the National Hockey League.
A big reason for the NHL's parity is attributed to the talent supply system and how that talent is brought to teams through college ice hockey plus the American Hockey League draft (all bets on the AHL). The draft is a great equalizer for NHL franchises.
2022 NHL Playoff Betting
The style of competition in the NHL playoffs is different from the regular season: instead of playing different teams every night, the goal is to advance through four best-of-seven playoffs.
The first two rounds of the playoffs will be intra-divisional, with the top seed playing fourth and the second seed playing third, with the winners playing each other. The third round, dubbed the Stanley Cup semi-finals, will decide the final four teams based on their standings during the regular season. Place your sports bets on our online betting platform.
Recommended NHL Betting
The Tampa Bay Lightning had bet everything on the 2020-21 season by trading high draft picks. This allowed them to retain the Stanley Cup. For recommended NHL bets, the two-time defending champions, Lightning, remain a franchise with prime odds to win the North American ice hockey championship.
Under Canadian coach Jared Bednar, the Colorado Avalanche have been knocking on the door for the past few years, and this would be an ideal time to break through, as they are the betting favourite to lift the 2021-22 Stanley Cup. Colorado took good advantage of the free-agent signings 12 months ago, and that move seems to be paying off. Despite losing six of their final seven regular-season games, the Avalanche finished second in the regular season while holding onto the top spot in the Western Conference to gain the home-field advantage.
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