The Stanley Cup Specials are a futures bet predicting which conference and division the Stanley Cup winner will come from. It is a long-term bet and another option for bettors to wager on the NHL.
How do the Stanley Cup Specials work?
There are two futures bets when it comes to the Stanley Cup specials. Bettors can predict from which conference and which division the Stanley Cup Champion will originate from.
There are a few strategies one can use when betting on Stanley Cup Specials to get the most out of their wager.
The first thing a bettor should know is what teams are in which conference and division since that will determine what they will be making their prediction on.
Doing research on teams who had an extended run in last season’s playoffs is also beneficial. Those are the teams who are likely to continue to have sustained success and are likely to make a run at the Cup once again this year. Looking at what kind of changes each team made to get better and improve their chances can help inform a bettor’s decision.
It is also helpful to know a team’s injuries. If an important player is expected to miss a prolonged period of time, a team may have trouble reaching the playoffs without them.
Finally, knowing the schedule of some of the favored teams can also be beneficial. A team that has a lighter schedule to close the regular season may go farther in the playoffs than one that faces top competition to finish their season due to fatigue.
Although there are many options for prop betting on the NHL, there are none for Stanley Cup specials due to it being a futures bet.