More wins: Miller or Hiller?
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Who will have more wins in the 2014-15 NHL season between Ryan Miller and Jonas Hiller? Let's take a look at the odds.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Miller is the heavy favorite to win more games in the 2014-15 NHL regular season than Hiller. The newest Vancouver Canuck has 1/5 odds to finish with more victories over the Calgary Flame, who is a 3/1 underdog in this prop bet. Both goalies must start Game 1 of the regular season for action to take place.
Miller visited Vancouver at the end of June and spoke with general manager Jim Benning. He then signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Canucks a day later. He's coming off an inconsistent 2013-14 campaign, split between the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues. He should rebound to finish between 35-40 wins in 2014-15.
Hiller also sought a fresh start this offseason after spending the last seven seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. He signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Flames in the offseason and will look to move past his rough finish with the Ducks. He struggled in the second half of the season and was used sparingly in the playoffs. He simply lost the trust of coach Bruce Boudreau down the stretch.
The key reason why Miller is such a huge favorite in this prop odd is because of the goalies' situations. Hiller will likely see a lot of shots come his way in Calgary this season, although not a ton of wins. Miller's victory potential is much higher and thus, so are the odds that he'll cash in on this prop bet. There's not much value in 1/5 odds, although if you have the bankroll to support it, Miller finishing with more wins is as close to a lock as bettors can get.