NHL Eastern Conference Series Odds

NHL Series Odds: Who is favored in the Eastern Conference first round?

Of the teams set to collide in the first round of the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs, which ones are favored? Here’s a closer look at each series.

New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Tampa Bay is favored to win this series, as the Lightning are getting odds of -340 to win, while the Devils are getting a money line of +285 to prevail. The Lightning have the home-ice advantage for the series, but the Devils actually swept Tampa in three meetings this season. The Devils scored 11 goals in three games to 8 for the Lightning.

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

According to the oddsmakers, the Bruins are the slight favorite to win this series, as they are getting odds of -155 to win. Toronto is listed with a money line of +135 to prevail. Boston will hold the home-ice advantage in this series. These two faced off four times this season and Toronto won three of the four meetings and the home team also won three of four. The Leafs scored 12 goals in the four games while Boston put up 10.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals

According to oddsmakers, the Capitals are a slim favorite in this series, as they are getting odds of just -125 to win. Columbus is listed with a money line of +105 to prevail. The Capitals have the top seed in the Metropolitan Division and home-ice in this series. During the season, these two met four times and Washington won three of the four meetings and the home team won three of four. The Caps put up 12 goals in the four games while the Jackets scored 12 as well.

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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Oddsmakers see the Penguins as the strong favorite in this series, as Pittsburgh is getting odds of -225 to win. Philadelphia is listed with a money line of +195 to prevail. The Penguins have the home-ice advantage for this series. The two met four times during the season and Pittsburgh picked up a sweep of the Flyers, including a pair of lopsided wins in Philadelphia. Over the four games, Pittsburgh had 20 goals, why the Flyers had 11.

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