With the 2017/18 NHL season set to begin in just a few days, now is the perfect time to bet on which NHL teams fail to make it into the playoffs with Intertops Sportsbook.
It seems like just yesterday that the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup took place, yet in just a few days the next NHL season will officially begin. Fans in the US have plenty of great online sportsbooks in the US to choose from to bet on the individual games, but only Intertops is allowing their members to bet on which teams fail to qualify for the playoffs. Let’s take a look at the odds for which teams won’t make the cut.
Arizona Coyotes: 1.05
It’s hard to argue against the Arizona Coyotes being the worse team in the NHL right now. They went 30-42-10 last season and unsurprisingly failed to make it into the playoffs. Their roster hasn’t changed much since last year and as of now it seems likely they won’t fare much better heading into the 2017/18 season.
2018 Stanley Cup winner odds from Intertops
- Pittsburgh Penguins: 9.00
- Edmonton Oilers: 11.00
- Washington Capitals: 11.00
- Anaheim Ducks: 13.00
The Coyotes have seen a number of owner changes over the past several years. The lack of leadership may be a reason why Arizona is now one of the safest options to bet on which NHL teams fail to make it into the playoffs.
At the moment, Intertops Sportsbook gives the Coyote’s odds to fail making the playoffs at 1.05. Unless some serious changes are made to their team, Arizona is unlikely to make it far this season.
Detroit Red Wings: 1.07
Head over to the Eastern Conference and the Detroit Red Wings are at the bottom of the odds for making it into the playoffs. This is somewhat surprising as the Red Wings were a top team just a decade ago, but have struggled to find success in recent years.
From 2012 to 2016 Detroit managed to make it into the playoffs, but never made it past the semi-finals. Last season they failed to qualify. So what are the odds they make it into the postseason in 2018?
At the moment, the odds that the Red Wings make US gambling news
by earning a spot in the NHL playoffs this season are set at 1.07.
Vancouver Canucks: 1.12
Head back to the Western Conference and you’ll find the last option to bet on which NHL teams fail to qualify for the playoffs. The Vancouver Canucks have never won a Stanley Cup in their history and according to most NHL betting experts they’re unlikely to do it this year.
The Canucks’ odds to not make it into the playoffs are currently set at 1.12. They are still finding themselves under the Jim Benning era and may very well improve last season. They didn’t fare well in the preseason with four losses in six games but there’s always a chance they can improve as the regular season progresses.
If you want to bet on which NHL teams fail to make it into the playoffs this year, make sure to head to Intertops Sportsbook. Here you’ll find a wide range of special NHL bets like the one we listed here, as well as normal lines for each game of the season. Tell us which team you think wins the Stanley Cup this season in the comment section below!