2012 NHL Playoff Odds: Penguins vs. Flyers Worst Matchup Say Sportsbooks

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks are the favorites to win the 2012 Stanley Cup.  The Penguins are at +411 edging out the Canucks to take home the Lord Stanley Cup.

ODDS TO WIN EASTERN CONFERENCE
51 Pittsburgh Penguins +230
52 New York Rangers +322
53 Boston Bruins +462
54 Philadelphia Flyers +792
55 New Jersey Devils +702
56 Washington Capitals +1337
57 Ottawa Senators +1760
58 Florida Panthers +2262
ODDS TO WIN WESTERN CONFERENCE
81 Vancouver Canucks +193
82 St. Louis Blues +444
83 Detroit Red Wings +629
84 Chicago Blackhawks +839
85 Nashville Predators +666
86 San Jose Sharks +1034
87 Los Angeles Kings +1533
88 Phoenix Coyotes +1294
ODDS TO WIN 2011/2012 STANLEY CUP
1 Pittsburgh Penguins +411
2 Vancouver Canucks +417
3 New York Rangers +812
4 Boston Bruins +868
5 St. Louis Blues +974
6 Philadelphia Flyers +1604
7 Detroit Red Wings +1369
8 Nashville Predators +1160
9 Chicago Blackhawks +2122
10 New Jersey Devils +1502
11 San Jose Sharks +2197
12 Washington Capitals +2647
13 Phoenix Coyotes +2647
14 Los Angeles Kings +3100
15 Ottawa Senators +3957
16 Florida Panthers +5268

Although most hockey analysts point to the battle of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia as the most intriguing matchup, sports handicapper odds have Pittsburgh as the single biggest favorite to advance beyond the first round. 

Admits Ivan Hurk of the Canadien Crew in seeing Philadelphia 6th of 16 teams on the Stanley Cup 2012, yet the biggest long shot of the first round, “I can’t recall ever seeing anything like that.”

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
881 Philadelphia Flyers +192
882 Pittsburgh Penguins -214
DETROIT RED WINGS VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS
883 Detroit Red Wings +102
884 Nashville Predators -113
LOS ANGELES KINGS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS
885 Los Angeles Kings +187
886 Vancouver Canucks -209
OTTAWA SENATORS VS NEW YORK RANGERS
887 Ottawa Senators +186
888 New York Rangers -207
WASHINGTON CAPITALS VS BOSTON BRUINS
889 Washington Capitals +183
890 Boston Bruins -204
SAN JOSE SHARKS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES
891 San Jose Sharks +137
892 St. Louis Blues -151
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS PHOENIX COYOTES
893 Chicago Blackhawks -119
894 Phoenix Coyotes +108
NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS
895 New Jersey Devils -197
896 Florida Panthers +177

Both the Canadian Crew and GodsTips plan on some playoff NHL picks at OffshoreInsiders.com

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Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com, the top sports betting site in the world. Email: contact@joeduffy.net

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