2015 NHL Playoff Betting Odds and Preview

There is a total of 5 Canadians teams that reached the 2015 NHL playoffs, and there are two all-Canada matchups in the first round, which guarantees that at least two teams from Canada will advance. Read our breakdowns of each playoff series, get the betting odds, and where you can bet online.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Online Betting Odds

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Ottawa (+130) vs Montreal (-145)

Ottawa is the hottest team in the NHL and their remarkable run has made them the first team in NHL history to reach the playoff after being 14 points out. Now, they find themselves as only small underdogs against Eastern Conference powerhouse Montreal. You can get our series breakdown and prediction here.

NY Islanders (+140) vs Washington (-160)

This season, Alexander Ovechkin has asserted himself as not only a goal scorer, but a well rounded player that can lead his team in the post season. It will be interesting to see him matchup against another Hart Trophy finalist, being the Islanders’ John Tavares. One stat that sports bettors should know is that Washington is has won 86% of their games when scoring first, which is best in the NHL this season.

Pittsburgh (+200) vs New York (-240)

Most hockey analysts on both sides of the border are picking the NY Rangers to beat the Penguins rather easily in this series. The Presidents Trophy winning Rangers are the biggest favourites in this round at (-240) against the Penguins, who had to secure a playoff spot on the final day of the season. The Pens have some big names on their roster, but are a battered team that has have been ravaged by injuries. On top of all this, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has a history of collapsing in the playoffs.

Detroit (+170) vs Tampa Bay (-200)

In another series where experts seem to all agree on, the storied Detroit Red Wings take on the Tampa Bay Lighting, who are the highest scoring team in the league. Few are giving Detroit much chance as they are not the team of years past, and were even in danger of missing the playoffs entirely at times this season. Goaltending has been one of Detroit’s major issues, and facing the high-powered Lighting offense could end up being a nightmare.

Calgary (+130) vs Vancouver (-150)

The Calgary Flames are the biggest surprise by far, as they were pegged by many as a potential lottery team this season, and the odds of them winning the Stanley Cup were 75-1 (now 18-1). Check out our prediction for theCalgary vs Vancouver playoffs series.

Minnesota (+130) vs St Louis (-150)

There was a distinct turning point in the season when Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo blew up at his team after a dismal losing streak which included some embarrassing performances. Since that ‘blow up’ on January 15, the Wild responded by ending the season on 28-9-3 run that secured their playoff berth. Much of this is because the surprising play of Regina’s Devan Dubnyk, who has .936 save percentage and 1.78 goals-against average as Minnesota’s #1. Compare that with St. Louis, who were hesitant to decide on a starter for this series.

Chicago (-135) vs Nashville (+115)

The Nashville Predators were seen as a team that had a good chance of winning the West. But, after limping into the playoffs on the heels of a 6 game losing streak, thing are not looking as promising. Oddsmakers now have the Predators as underdogs to the Chicago Blackhawks, despite finishing higher in the standings. The Blackhawks are seen as the more ‘proven’ playoff team and will have their star Patrick Kane back for Game 1.

Winnipeg (+145) vs Anaheim (-165)

With bangers like Dustin Byfuglien, The Winnipeg Jets have the reputation of being the grittiest team in the NHL. During the regualar season, this style of play leads to the penalties, which really hurt Winnipeg all year. However, this ‘gritty’ style of play is well suited towards playoff hockey when the refs are not as quick with the whistle. Since this is the first playoff game the city of Winnipeg has seen in 19 years, the MTS Centre will be rocking and should prove a prove a more intense atmosphere for the opposing players than the more subdued fans down South.

2015 NHL playoff betting odds and preview