NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Odds & Preview For Your Sportsbook

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The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs start on Wednesday, April 10. Round 1 should lead to plenty of hockey betting action, but to ensure action, online bookie agents will want to promote the NHL.

Before getting into a few tips on how to do that, check out currently Stanley Cup betting odds.

NHL Stanley Cup Betting Odds & Ways to Increase NHL Playoff Action

      Tampa Bay Lightning             +200

      Calgary Flames                       +900

      Boston Bruins                         +1000

      Nashville Predators                 +1200

      St. Louis Blues                        +1200

      Vegas Golden Knights                        +1200

      Washington Capitals               +1200

      Pittsburgh Penguins                +1400

      San Jose Sharks                       +1400

      Winnipeg Jets                         +1600

      Toronto Maple Leafs             +1800

      New York Islanders                +2000

      Carolina Hurricanes                +2500

      Colorado Avalanche                +3300

      Columbus Blue Jackets           +3300

      Dallas Stars                             +3300

Tampa’s solid, but still requires max betting limits

Tampa Bay is a solid +200 to win the Stanley Cup. The Lightning dominated the regular season.

Nobody could touch them and they should be well-rested after taking it easy in the final couple of regular season weeks.

That means Tampa might offer overlay odds at +200.

NHL handicappers will be all over the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup. This is especially true after they bombed last year as a big-time favorite.

Per head agents must set max betting limits on the chalk.

Beware Action on Blues, Golden Knights, Bruins, and Capitals

Bookies must keep tabs on NHL Stanley Cup Futures action on the St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals.

All four of those teams appear capable of upsetting their respective conference favorites, Tampa or Calgary, and winning the Stanley Cup.

Of the four, St. Louis might be the team to worry most about. The Blues had a fantastic second half. They appear primed for a deep playoff run, which would put them into position for at least a conference title.

As with Tampa Bay, setting max betting limits on all four of those teams makes sense.

Tips on Promoting NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Betting

Check out four tips on promoting Stanley Cup Playoff betting.

1. Talk up underdogs

Underdogs perform well in the NHL Playoffs on the moneyline because many times an underdog wins the Stanley Cup. Washington won it last season by beating the favored Tampa Bay Lightning.

This year could provide the same set-up. To win the Stanley Cup, teams must win individual games on the moneyline.

Talk up underdogs and players will want to capitalize on the great odds.

2. Discuss Tampa’s dominance

Tampa Bay absolutely blew away the rest of the NHL this season. They had a dominant, unreal NHL regular season, and are a legitimate favorite.

Like revolving marketing messages in the NBA around the Golden State Warriors, pay per head agents can revolve their marketing messages around the Tampa Bay Lightning to promote NHL Playoff wagering.

3. Pump up NHL excitement

Few playoffs are as exciting as the NHL’s. Use the excitement angle to get casual players interested in NHL betting. This might take some education because not everybody understands hockey.

It could be worth providing that education, though.

4. Run an NHL Playoff promotion

Whoever picks the most winners during the NHL Playoffs gets a $300 wagering credit! Sounds like a good way to get players interested in betting on NHL, right?

Keep in mind that as a PayPerHead agent you not only have access to a top per head sportsbook, but you also have access to a top online racebook.

The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, meaning it’s Triple Crown Season! Offer wagering on the best in both domestic and international horse racing.

Sign-up today, or if you prefer, call a PayPerHead rep at 800-605-4767 for details.

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