With the 2022-23 NHL season rapidly approaching, now’s the time to go through the extensive list of NHL odds at the BetUSboard at BetUs to see where there’s some value.
One of the most popular NHL betting odds in terms of futures is the regular-season point total prop, projecting how each team will do. We’ve gone through every team in the league, honing in on three selections that should be worth a look.
Toronto Maple Leafs – Regular Season Point Total 107½
There are once again high aspirations in Toronto this season, and it is easy to understand. They finished with 115 points last season, third in the Eastern Conference. There’s a star-studded roster, and offensive weapons including Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares, and William Nylander. There’ve been challenges in the playoffs, but a lot of regular-season success.
Main concern here is in net. Even after Jack Campbell played so well for them last season, the team let him walk in free agency to Edmonton. Now, the team has the tandem of Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov. That’s likely to keep them from finishing at 108 points or more this season.
Detroit Red Wings – Regular Season Point Total 84½
The Detroit Red Wings have been trusting the Steve Yzwrman process for quite some time, but it finally appears the blueprint might get them into playoff contention. The team registered just 74 points last season, but they appear ready to jump. So, not only are the Wings slowly growing and improving together, the team’s front office snagged some nice veterans that should quicken the rise.
Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider had excellent seasons as rookies, while Filip Zadina and Simon Edvinsson are more of the future. In terms of the veterans, the additions of David Perron, Andrew Copp, Olli Maata, and Dominik Kubalik should help give this roster a boost. Overall, don’t be surprised if the Red Wings are at least 11 points better than last season, getting them over the number.
Arizona Coyotes – Regular Season Point Total: 65½
The Arizona Coyotes have one of the lowest regular-season point totals on the board (the Chicago Blackhawks are also facing the same number in the sportsbook at 65½), but they appear to be a team that can stay well below it. Arizona had just 57 points last season.
The Coyotes are entering full-on tank mode, and we’re probably going to see them start shipping players by the time the calendar flips to 2023.
There’s no question they focus on the development of young skaters on the roster, players including Clayton Keller and Jacob Chychrun. Arizona isn’t rich in net, where 26-year-old Karel Vejmelka will start. He’s a former fifth-round pick (Nashville), who last season was 13-32-3 with a shaky .898 save percentage. He’s likely going to be a big reason why this team can’t compete.
This team needs confidence and a fast start to the season, but that could be difficult to accomplish given the schedule. Twenty of their first 24 contests are on the road, which figures to lead to lots of losing nights. Remember, their home for the next three seasons (Arizona State University in Tempe) is undergoing a $20 million renovation at the moment. Enjoy that 14-game road trip early in the season.
It should be another rough year in the desert. Go under with your NHL picks.