Projected NHL OVER/UNDER 2019-20 Season Point Totals for All 31 Teams


The dust has finally settled on what’s been a crazy offseason for the NHL, and with the 2019-20 season on the horizon, sportsbooks are getting prepared for what is shaping up to be another exciting season around the ice by releasing OVER/UNDER point levels for most 31 clubs in the approaching campaign.
BetOnline has searched the Tampa Bay Lightning (108.5), Toronto Maple Leafs (101.5), Boston Bruins (100.5), Vegas Golden Knights (100.5) and Colorado Avalanche (98.5) as the groups with the greatest opportunities to post the highest point totals. It’s well worth noting that the Bolts, Leafs and Bruins all live in the tough Atlantic Division — a scary sight for fans that the squads play in the Atlantic.
On the reverse side, the Ottawa Senators (68.5), Los Angeles Kings (73.5), Detroit Red Wings (75.5), Anaheim Ducks (79.5) and Buffalo Sabres (83.5) will be the likeliest teams to complete at the bottom of the standings. The Sens’ 64-point season in 2018-19 was the worst in the group, but Ottawa did not possess its own first-round pick because of a trade with Colorado for Matt Duchene at 2017.
A couple of teams that I love to go OVER their projected point totals would be the Chicago Blackhawks (90.5) and also Florida Panthers (96.5) The biggest reason why I like the OVER in both scenarios is goaltending. Chicago’s 84-point season in 2018-19 was underwhelming, but general director Stan Bowman made a splash in free agency by registering netminder Robin Lehner.
With Lehner from the fold to help shoulder the load 34-year-old Corey Crawford, the Blackhawks are in a prime spot to improve in their 36-34-12 document from one year ago. In the end, Lehner was a Vezina Trophy finalist thanks to some 25-13-5 record,??2.13 goals-against ordinary and .930 save percentage in his lone season with the New York Islanders.
Florida boasted one of the worst goaltending tandems in the league last year, but on account of the retirement of Roberto Luongo and the trade of James Reimer to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Panthers will have a brand new look in net after registering celebrity goalie Sergei Bobrovsky into a seven-year, $70-million deal.
With a franchise netminder between the pipes, a crime that overlooks the ninth-most goals in 2018-19 (264) and also one of the greatest coaches in the NHL at Joel Quenneville within his very first year on the seat, I expect the Panthers to be a playoff team and soar over their 96.5-point projection.
All odds courtesy of??BetOnline at August 13
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