|2013 NHL Western Conference Odds To Win: Chicago Blackhawks Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 08:00|
NHL Western Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Western Conference is stacked with strong teams. Here is a look at the odds to win the Western Conference Championship this year.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Chicago Blackhawks are the clear favorite, as they have 2/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are the Anaheim Ducks (5/1), the Vancouver Canucks (6/1) and the San Jose Sharks (6/1).
Chicago is the top seed in the Western Conference, having won the Central Division with 77 points. The Blackhawks were 36-7-5 for the season and scored 155 goals while allowing a league-low 102 goals. The Blackhawks have claimed the conference title two times, last winning in 2010.
Anaheim is the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, having won the Pacific Division with 66 points. The Ducks are 30-12-6 on the season, scoring 140 goals. The Ducks have won the Western Conference two times, last claiming the conference title in 2007.
Vancouver is the No. 3 seed in the West and was the Northwest Division champion. The Canucks scored 59 points with a 26-15-7 record after netting 127 goals. The Canucks have won the Western Conference three times, last doing so in 2011.
San Jose comes into the postseason as the sixth seed. The Sharks finished third in the Pacific Division with 57 points after going 25-16-7. San Jose scored just 124 goals on the season. The Sharks have never won the conference title.
For odds on each team to win the 2013 Western Conference Championship, see below
2013 NHL Western Conference Odds To Win
Chicago Blackhawks 2/1
Anaheim Ducks 5/1
Vancouver Canucks 6/1
San Jose Sharks 6/1
St Louis Blues 7/1
Los Angeles Kings 7/1
Minnesota Wild 8/1
Detroit Red Wings 14/1