13 March 2013
When it comes to the NHL (National Hockey League) the teams in it are divided up into two conferences (the Eastern and Western ones) and eight teams eventually qualify for the play-offs, to compete for the Stanley Cup. This means there are plenty of opportunities for those who want to place future bets on which teams will win the NHL leagues and conferences at sports betting sites, but which sides have good odds for this season?
When it comes to the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently hot favourites – with odds to win of just 3/1, although the likes of the Boston Bruins also have very decent odds (7/2). For those wanting a side with slightly longer odds, either the Washington Capitals (22/1) or the Toronto Maple Leafs (14/1) might be a good bet. The Western Conference has the closer odds, with the Chicago Blackhawks rated 9/4 favourites just now, with the Vancouver Canucks behind them at 11/2/ Unsurprisingly many of these teams are also amongst the favourites, with the Blackhawks just edging out the Penguins, with odds of 5/1 and 6/1 respectively – meaning many fans may opt to combine betting on the winners of a conference with the Stanley Cup winners.
Of course having low odds is no guarantee of success, which is why some fans opt to take a chance on a longer odds bet, with the opportunity for a better payout, or play an ice hockey slots game like Break Away at an online casino like iPhoneCasino.com.au. This game has to rank as one of the most exciting sports slots available – thanks to audio and graphics that really capture the bone crunching action of an NHL game. These graphics, including the burning puck on the second, third and fifth reels are incredibly well rendered. Furthermore the 243 pay lines and wild symbol which can fill in for any other to give you a winning reel, ensure that you really have a great chance of a payout if you play Break Away. Loads of other sports theme slots and traditional casino games can also be played at online casinos, so there is something for every taste.