NHL Eastern Conference Betting Odds
The NHL Eastern Conference futures odds have been released and following a hectic offseason, here's a look at the updated betting odds for the East heading into the 2018-19 season.
According to oddsmakers, the Lightning are the favorites to win the Eastern Conference at 7/2 odds, followed by the Maple Leafs at 9/2. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 5/1 to win the Eastern Conference title next season, followed by the Bruins and Penguins at 6/1, respectively.
Continuing with the odds, the Blue Jackets and Flyers are both 13/1, respectively, to win the Eastern Conference next NHL season. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 15/1, followed by the Devils at 20/1 and the Rangers at 30/1. The Hurricanes and Islanders are 40/1, respectively, to represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup next season.
The teams with the longest odds to win the Eastern Conference next year are the Sabres and Canadiens, who are 50/1, respectively, and the Red Wings and Senators, who are 100/1, respectively.
The Capitals ended the Penguins' two-year run as Eastern Conference champions a year ago when they went on to win the Stanley Cup Finals. Check out a complete list of Stanley Cup futures odds here.