After a chaotic Canucks offseason filled with blockbuster trades, a free-agency spending spree and re-upping their two franchise players, B.C. bettors are on the fence on whether or not the offseason overhaul will be enough to get the club back into the NHL playoffs. With a week to go before the first puck drop, PlayNow.com has listed the Canucks as playoff underdogs.
The Canucks’ odds of missing the playoffs (1.76, -130) are slightly better than their odds of making the playoffs (2.00, +100). If they’re to get back to the playoffs, it’ll be largely thanks to their newly-signed cornerstones Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes.
After an injury-marred campaign last year, Pettersson’s over/under on total points this season is 80.5 on PlayNow.com, which also has Hughes on the shortlist of betting favourites to win the NHL’s best defenceman award (13.00, +1200) alongside Cale Makar (3.50, +250), Victor Hedman (6.00, +500), Adam Fox (7.50, +650) and Dougie Hamilton (11.00, +1000).
PlayNow.com bettors can also wager on who will lead the Canucks in goals this season, from Brock Boeser (3.00, +200), Pettersson (3.00, +200), and Bo Horvat (5.00, +400), to longshots Nils Hoglander (11.00, +1000) and Connor Garland (16.00, +1500).
PlayNow.com players can make single wagers on the outcome of every NHL game, or single wagers on player props, such as goals and assists.
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