2020 NHL Playoff Odds

The NHL is back. Beginning August 1, the NHL is restarting the 2019-2020 season with a 24-team tournament made up of a 16-team qualification round and a round-robin tournament to determine playoff seeding. BetRivers.com is proud to offer a wide variety of 2020 NHL Playoff odds, futures, and live betting options.

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The Boston Bruins (+650) and Tampa Bay Lightning (+650) will enter the restart as the Moneyline favorites to win. The Vegas Golden Knights (+800) are the top Western Conference team to win the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. That being said, the Pittsburgh Penguins (+1500) are the most popular Stanley Cup Finals pick, with 32 percent of total outright bets despite having the fifth-best odds. Also a popular Stanley Cup Final pick are the Chicago Blackhawks (+7500) with 26% of winning bets despite the second-worst odds of teams involved in the restart.

2020 NHL Playoff Odds:  Stanley Cup Final Winner

  • Bruins/Lightning: +650
  • Golden Knights: +800
  • Avalanche: +900
  • Flyers/Blues/Capitals: +1000
  • Stars/Penguins: +1500
  • Oilers/Maple Leafs: +2300
  • Hurricanes/Predators: +3500
  • Flames: +3700
  • Rangers/Canucks: +4000
  • Wild/Islanders: +4300
  • Blue Jackets/Jets: +5000
  • Coyotes/Panthers: +5500
  • Blackhawks: +7500
  • Canadiens: +8000

Despite being the betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup, neither the Bruins or Lightning are the most popular bet to win the Eastern Conference on BetRivers.com. That belongs to the Flyers, who are receiving 62 percent of the outright bets. The Lightning are the second most popular pick, with 4.5 percent of total bets.

2020 NHL Playoff Odds: Eastern Conference Winner

Bruins/Lightning +300, Capitals/Flyers +550, Penguins +850, Maple Leafs +1400, Hurricanes +1800, Islanders/Rangers +2000, Panthers +2700, Blue Jackets +3200, Canadiens +4000

2020 NHL Playoff Odds: Western Conference Winner

Golden Knights +300, Avalanche +350, Blues +400, Stars +650, Oilers +1100, Predators +1600, Flames +1700, Canucks +1800, Wild +2000, Jets +2300, Coyotes +2500, Blackhawks +3000

The NHL Restart will take play in two “hub cities.” Eastern Conference games will take place at Scotiabank Place in Toronto and Western Conference games will take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Once the qualification and playoff seeding games are finished, the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Aug.t 11, with the second round tentatively beginning on Aug. 25, the Conference finals tentatively set to begin Sept. 8 and the Stanley Cup Final beginning on Sept. 22.

The NHL season returns Aug. 1 with five games — a mix of both qualification series games and playoff-seeding round-robin games — to get you back into the hockey betting spirit on BetRivers.com.

Saturday 7/31 NHL Schedule

12:00 p.m.: Rangers (+120) vs. Hurricanes (-148)
3:00 p.m.: Blackhawks (+135) vs. Oilers (-167)
4:00 p.m.: Panthers (+104) vs. Islanders (-125)
8:00 p.m.: Canadiens (+155) vs. Penguins (-190)
10:30 p.m.: Jets (-106) vs. Flames (-115)

East Playoff Seeding Games

Round Robin (Game Odds)
Mon. 8/3: Capitals vs. Lightning

Wed. 8/5: Lighting vs. Bruins
Thurs. 8/6: Capitals vs. Flyers
Sat. 8/8: Flyers vs. Lightning
Sun. 8/9: Bruins vs. Capitals

  • Team to Win No. 1 Seed: Bruins +140, Lightning +185, Flyers/Capitals +550

East Qualification Round 

Best-of-5 Series (Series Winner Odds)
No. 5 Penguins (-195) vs. No. 12 Canadiens (+155)
No. 6 Hurricanes (-136) vs. No. 11 Rangers (+110)
No. 7 Islanders (-122) vs. No. 10 Panthers (+110)
No. 8 Maple Leafs (-175) vs No. 9 Blue Jackets (+140)

West Playoff Seeding Games

Round Robin (Game Odds)
Sun. 8/2: Blues vs. Avalanche
Mon. 8/3: Stars vs. Golden Knights
Wed. 8/5: Avalanche vs. Stars
Thurs. 8/6: Golden Knights vs. Blues
Sat. 8/8: Golden Knights vs. Avalanche
Sun. 8/9: Stars vs. Blues

  • Team to Win No. 1 Seed: Blues +175, Avalanche +225, Golden Knights +300, Stars +550

East Qualification Round 

Best-of-5 Series (Series Winner Odds)
No. 5 Oilers (-167) vs. No. 12 Blackhawks (+135)
No. 6 Predators (-139) vs. No. 11 Coyotes (+115)
No. 7 Canucks (-122) vs. No. 10 Wild (+110)
No. 8 Flames (-136) vs. No. 9 Jets (+110)

(All odds as of 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 29.)

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