NHL Western Conf. Series Prices
(TheSpread) – The 2012 Western Conference Playoffs get started on Wednesday. Here is a look at the series prices for each of the four matchups in the West.
The oddsmakers favor all of the better seeds in each matchup except for one. Oddsmakers see No. 6 Chicago as the favorite to win the series against No. 3 Phoenix. Chicago has been given odds of -125 to win the series while the Coyotes have odds of +105. Chicago actually has more points (101) than Phoenix (97), but because the Coyotes won the Pacific Division, they have the home-ice edge and the third seed. In the season series, Phoenix actually won three of four meetings with Chicago.
The series that has the biggest difference in odds has No. 1 Vancouver (-200) taking on No. 8 Los Angeles (+170). It is no surprise that the top seed would have the biggest margin, but the odds are actually closer than might have been expected. These two have split the season series over four games.
For a look at the series odds in the 2012 Western Conference Playoffs, see below.
2012 NHL Western Conference Series Prices
883 No. 5 Detroit Red Wings +105
884 No. 4 Nashville Predators -125
885 No. 8 Los Angeles Kings +170
886 No. 1 Vancouver Canucks -200
891 No. 7 San Jose Sharks +135
892 No. 2 St. Louis Blues -155
893 No. 6 Chicago Blackhawks -125
894 No. 3 Phoenix Coyotes +105