2014 NHL Entry Draft Prop Odds
PHILADELPHIA, PA (The Spread) - The 2014 NHL Entry Draft kicks off tonight and with that, here are some prop odds for bettors.
How many players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will be drafted in the first round this year? According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under has been set at 10. Those same oddsmakers list the over/under at 7 for the number of Western Hockey League (WHL) players will be drafted in the first round and o/u 2 for the number of players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMHL) will be drafted in the first round tonight. That same over/under of 2 has been set for the number of players from the USA Hockey's National Team Developmental Program.
How many forwards, defensemen and goaltenders will be drafted in the first round? The over/under at Bovada.lv for forwards is currently sitting at 23 while the o/u for defensemen is 5.5 and the o/u for goalies is 0.5.
Who will the Montreal Canadiens draft with their first pick (No. 25 overall) in the draft? A forward has odds of -500 while a defenseman or goaltender has odds of +300. As for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who currently own the No. 8 overall pick, a forward has odds of -1000 of being drafted with that pick and a defenseman or goaltender has odds of +600.
The Calgary Flames currently own the fourth overall pick and the odds that they'll take a forward are currently -1200, while the odds that they'll take a defenseman or goaltender are +700. The Edmonton Oilers, who own the No. 3 overall pick heading into tonight, have odds of -800 to take a forward and +500 to take either a defenseman or a goaltender.
The odds that the Vancouver Canucks will draft a forward with the sixth overall pick are -1000 while the odds that the'll take a defenseman or goalie are +600. The Winnipeg Jets have identical odds for a forward (-1000) and defenseman/goalie (+600) at the No. 9 pick.
Bovada.lv has also released over/unders for what the draft position will be of some of the top prospects. For example, Nikolaj Ehlers has an over/under of 7.5 (-120) while Jake Virtanen's over/under is 8.5 (-120) and William Nylander's over/under is 9.5 (-120). Kasperi Kapanen's over/under is 10.5 (EVEN), Haydn Fleury's o/u is 11.5 (-120), as is Nick Ritchie's o/u (-140).
Here are the rest of the over/unders for prospects listed by Bovada.lv: Jared McCann 14.5 (-120), Dylan Larkin 17.5 (-120), Sonny Milano 17.5 (-120), Alex Tuch 18 (-120) and Ivan Barbashev 21.5 (-120).
Finally, how many trades will there be the first day of the draft? The current over/under is sitting at 5.5.
This will be the 52nd NHL Entry Draft and it'll be held on June 27-28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.