|2013 NHL Western Conference Odds: Blackhawks Favored After Round One|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 13 May 2013 08:37|
Updated NHL West Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Western Conference is down to four teams. Here is an updated look at the odds to win the West in this year’s playoffs.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Chicago Blackhawks are the clear favorite, as they have 10/11 odds. Other short odds to win are the San Jose Sharks (13/4), the Los Angeles Kings (7/2) and the Detroit Red Wings (13/2).
Chicago is the top seed in the West and they were the lone top-4 seed to advance to the second round. Chicago disposed of the Minnesota Wild in five game to start their playoff run. The Blackhawks have claimed the conference title two times, last winning in 2010.
San Jose is the sixth seed in the West. The Sharks made short work of the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, beating them in four games. The Sharks have never won the conference title.
The Kings are the fifth seed in the West and the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Los Angeles defeated the fourth-seeded St. Louis Blues in the opening round in six games. The Kings have won the conference title twice in franchise history.
The Red Wings are the seventh seed in the Western Conference and Detroit eliminated the second-seeded Anaheim Ducks in seven games. Detroit has won the conference title six times, last winning in 2009.
For odds on each team to win the 2013 Western Conference Championship, see below
2013 NHL Western Conference Odds To Win
Chicago Blackhawks 10/11
San Jose Sharks 13/4
Los Angeles Kings 7/2
Detroit Red Wings 13/2