For the sixth straight season, the Detroit Red Wings will not be on the ice for the NHL Playoffs, but that doesn’t mean hockey fans in Michigan have to sit out the excitement.
Best Sportsbook Bonus Offers For NHL Playoffs In Michigan
|SPORTSBOOK||BONUS OFFER||STANLEY CUP CHAMPION FAVORITE|
|Caesars||$1,100 First Bet Insurance||Colorado Avalanche +330|
|BetRivers||$250 Deposit Match||Colorado Avalanche +285|
|BetMGM||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet for NHL Playoffs of Any Sporting EVent||Colorado Avalanche +325|
|DraftKings||$50 Free Bet + $1,000 Deposit Match for new users||Colorado Avalanche +330|
|FanDuel||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet for NHL Playoffs of Any Sporting EVent||Colorado Avalanche +320|
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Best Futures Bets For Stanley Cup Playoffs
Lightning To Win Eastern Conference (+550 at BetMGM)
One of the most intriguing matchups in the first round is Tampa Bay vs. Toronto. The Maple Leafs have the NHL”s most prolific goal-scorer in Auston Matthews, who’s bound to give Tampa Bay defenders a challenge. But the Lightning have Russian goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy in net, and he’s stingy. No team has won three straight Stanley Cup titles since the Islanders dynasty of the 1980s.
You can get +550 on the Lightning to win the Eastern Conference at BetMGM Michigan and DraftKings Michigan sportsbooks. The odds of Tampa Bay winning a third straight Cup are currently +1100, but they obviously won’t stay that high if they defeat the Maple Leafs.
Canadian Team To Win Stanley Cup
No team from Canada has raised the Stanley Cup since a Wayne Gretzky-less Edmonton in 1990. In fact, in the 30 seasons since then, only six times has a Canadian hockey team even made it to the Cup finals. The national game of Canada has been co-opted by the U.S., and it has hockey fans in “America’s Hat” irritated. But will that streak end in 2022, and can you grab some good odds on it?
BetRivers Michigan has the three top Canadian teams listed as Calgary (+650), Toronto (+1000), and Edmonton (+1700) to win the Cup. Over at FanDuel Michigan, you can get Calgary at +700, which means a winning $50 bet on the Flames to win the Cup would pay $350.
Stanley Cup Final Exacta
If you’re seeking longer odds for a bigger payoff, the exacta on the Cup Finals is one way to go. All you have to do is pick the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals: winner and loser. A winning $100 bet can net you a handsome payoff.
Caesars Michigan has the Florida Panthers over Colorado Avalanche at the shortest odds (+1200) entering the first round. The flip of that (Colorado defeating Florida) is +1300, so you have that option.
Or pop slide down to an Avalanche/Lightning matchup (my choice) and get +2400 (or Tampa winning that battle or +2500 on Colorado to emerge victorious with its first title this century.