The 2019-20 NHL season starts on October 2nd and if you are looking to make a few winning NHL futures bets then use the following NHL futures odds, bets, and picks analysis to start your season with a bang.
Top NHL Futures Win Total Odds, Bets, Picks
New York Rangers points over 88 ½ -110
Last season, the Rangers went 32-36-9-5 for 78 points. It’s not out of the question to believe the Rangers can win at least 6 more games than they lose this season. That’s 12 points, which would take NYR to 90.
The Rangers added Artemi Panarin, easily the top free agent, Jacob Trouba, and Adam Fox. Two of their rookies, Kaapo Kakko and Vitali Kravtsov, are ROY contenders.
Winnipeg Jets under 94 ½ points -130
The Rangers picked up Trouba from the Jets while Winnipeg also lost Tyler Mayes and Ben Chiarot. The problem the Jets will have is stopping opposing teams on the defensive side.
Bad news in the Central Division where Stanley Cup champ St. Louis resides. Nashville, Dallas, Minnesota, Colorado, and improving Chicago should make life ultra-hard on Canada’s J-E-T-S.
Calgary Flames points over 96 ½ -110
It’s a surprise that the Flames won the Pacific Division last season. Then again, Vegas really underperformed in the first half. The Flames were consistent. They should be consistent this season with the only real change happening in goal.
The Flames brought in Cam Talbot. Mike Smith signed with the Oilers. Talbot will spell David Rittich. If Talbot doesn’t implode as Rittich’s backup, Calgary should easily get to 100 points.
Washington Capitals points over 97 ½ -110
Last season, the Caps won the Metropolitan Division with 104 points. Washington not only can win the Metropolitan again this season, but they can win the Stanley Cup. The core of the team remains in Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Braden Holtby in goal. As long as those three perform well, the Caps should win games. Over 100 points is a real possibility again.
Toronto Maple Leafs points under 102 ½ -115
Toronto plays in the Atlantic Division where Tampa Bay and Boston both reside. The Maple Leafs continue to get love to win the Cup. They’re a second or third choice depending on the day. That won’t happen this season.
They won’t beat Boston or Tampa for the division title while they only secured 100 points with a player like Nazem Kadri on the roster. Kadri is now a Colorado Avalanche, and it doesn’t look like the Leafs have replaced his talent. Under 102 ½ seems ultra-safe.