Edmonton Oilers making steady gains on Stanley Cup odds board

Sitting atop the Pacific Division standings, the Edmonton Oilers are making steady gains on the 2020 Stanley Cup odds and are now just a step back of the betting favourites as a +1600 wager at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Edmonton opened the campaign amid tempered expectations, sporting lengthy +4000 odds on those NHL futures after failing to crack 80 points in each of the past two seasons. But the Oilers then got out to a strong 7-1-0 start to the season, with superstar forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl leading the way atop the NHL scoring race. The Oilers, though, have cooled off in recent weeks, with a 5-4-1 record over their past 10 games.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, meanwhile, have endured a tumultuous start to the season that resulted in the firing of head coach Mike Babcock, but they continue to lead all Canadian clubs at +1100 on the latest Stanley Cup odds.

A steady presence at or near the top of the futures board throughout the offseason, the Maple Leafs quickly lost ground during a shaky start. The team dipped as far as +2000 on those NHL odds during the six-game losing streak that led to Babcock’s dismissal, but has quickly gained ground under new bench boss Sheldon Keefe.

Currently locked in a tight three-way race for second place in the Central Division, the Winnipeg Jets sit as a +2200 Stanley Cup wager ahead of the Vancouver Canucks at +2800. Mired in controversy in the early going, the Calgary Flames …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca


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