|2011 NHL Western Conference Odds To Win: Penguins Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:10|
2011 NHL Western Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – With the NHL Season nearly halfway complete, the Detroit Red Wings have emerged as the favorite to win the 2011 Western Conference Championship.
The Wings have 2/1 odds to win the West according to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com. Other short odds to win the conference title are Vancouver (11/4), San Jose (6/1), and Los Angeles (6/1).
The Wings are tied with Vancouver for the most points in the West at 55. Detroit has scored a league-best 138 goals while allowing 113. They lead the Central Division.
Vancouver has played two less games than Detroit but leads the Northwest Division by 8 points. The Canucks have scored 131 goals and allowed just 95, which is the second-fewest in the conference.
San Jose would be the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference playoffs as it has 47 points, three points behind Dallas in the Pacific Division. The Sharks have scored 118 goals and allowed 112.
The Kings are interesting as they would be the No. 8 seed in the playoffs right now with 45 points. They are five points behind Dallas in the division. The Kings have scored 116 goals and allowed just 96.
For complete odds on the 2011 Western Conference Championship, see below.
Odds to win 2011 NHL Western Conference
Detroit Red Wings 2/1
Vancouver Canucks 11/4
San Jose Sharks 6/1
Los Angeles Kings 6/1
Chicago Blackhawks 8/1
Dallas Stars 12/1
Colorado Avalanche 12/1
Nashville Predators 15/1
St Louis Blues 15/1
Phoenix Coyotes 20/1
Anaheim Ducks 30/1
Calgary Flames 50/1
Minnesota Wild 50/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1
Edmonton Oilers 50/1