NHL Betting Notebook: The Stanley Cup Future To Buy Before It’s Too Late
Charles LeClaire, USA Today Sports.
The NHL season takes a long time to sort itself out compared to other sports. Thanks to the league’s point system, teams can stay within striking distance of a playoff spot for a while even though it seems almost certain that team will end up fading down the stretch. Sorry, Sabres fans.
Fans love the NHL’s trademark parity and the chaos it causes, but it’s even better news for bettors who can find great prices on teams that may be flying under the radar, or at the very least, getting lost in the pack.
Before most NHL seasons, I throw at least one or two darts at a few longshots to win the Stanley Cup and then add teams as the season progresses. This season was a little different as bookmakers were hesitant to hang big prices. That makes sense considering that we’ve seen preseason longshots get close to hoisting Lord Stanley.
And we all know the story of the 2018-19 St. Louis Blues at this point.
There will be more opportunities to add to your portfolio as the season progresses, but with plenty of teams at the 30-game mark, there is one team that seems like a great investment in the futures market.
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