New York Rangers getting betting action as NHL playoffs begin

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The New York Rangers are moving the needle for bettors as the NHL Playoffs begin.

While the Colorado Avalanche still remain the favorite to win the Stanley Cup, there’s been a lot of action on the Blueshirts as of late.

According to BetRivers, the Avs are at +285 with the Florida Panthers second at +550. Colorado opened the season +600 at BetMGM, but improved +325 at the start of the postseason.

The New York Rangers opened the year as a long shot at +2500 but are now at +1600 to commence playoff action, which begins for them tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In an article at The Daily Goal Horn, the Rangers lead with 30.9% of the handle to win the Eastern Conference despite being at +800 odds. The Presidents Trophy winning Panthers are at 20.9% with a +250.

Additionally, BetRivers states that Rangers have 8.8% of the Stanley Cup winning handle.

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Apr 29, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) celebrates a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s are the full odds per BetMGM:

  1. Colorado Avalanche +325
  2. Florida Panthers +550
  3. Calgary Flames +700
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs +800
  5. Carolina Hurricanes +900
  6. Tampa Bay Lightning +1200
  7. New York Rangers +1600
  8. St. Louis Blues +1600
  9. Minnesota Wild +1800
  10. Boston Bruins +2000
  11. Edmonton Oilers +2000
  12. Pittsburgh Penguins +2000
  13. Washington Capitals +3000
  14. Los Angeles Kings +4000
  15. Nashville Predators +4000
  16. Dallas Stars +5000

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