How many points will your NHL team earn in 2014-15?

How many points will your NHL team earn in 2014-15?

One of the harbingers of the upcoming NHL season is the release of 2014-15 odds from ye olde oddsmakers, and seeing how quickly they change as wagerers do their wagering.

Bovada released its annual regular-season point total over/unders on Tuesday, and already some of the lines have moved. But here they are upon their initial release; keep in mind these are betting lines, meaning they’re set up to entice you to wager rather than being to-the-digit predictions of teams’ point totals.

From Bovada:

Over/Under Point Totals

Anaheim Ducks - 105½

Arizona Coyotes - 80½

Boston Bruins - 112½

Buffalo Sabres - 65½

Calgary Flames - 71½

Carolina Hurricanes - 81½

Chicago Blackhawks -111½

Colorado Avalanche - 98½

Columbus Blue Jackets - 90½

Dallas Stars - 89½

Detroit Red Wings - 91½

Edmonton Oilers - 80½

Florida Panthers - 70½

Los Angeles Kings - 106½

Minnesota Wild - 98½

Montreal Canadiens - 93½

Nashville Predators - 76½

New Jersey Devils - 83½

New York Islanders - 81½

New York Rangers - 95½

Ottawa Senators - 78½

Philadelphia Flyers - 90½

Pittsburgh Penguins - 105½

San Jose Sharks - 102½

St Louis Blues - 105½

Tampa Bay Lightning - 94½

Toronto Maple Leafs - 88½

Vancouver Canucks - 88½

Washington Capitals - 88½

Winnipeg Jets - 80½

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A few reactions:

1  The 112-point Colorado Avalanche getting their points set at 98.5 is interesting. Many are predicting a point regression for the Avs, but will it be steeper than that?

2. The Sabres’ 65 points are of course the lowest betting total in the league. And while we all assume they’re Dishonor For Connor, keep in mind that their 52-point season last year was the first time a team finished with less than 60 points in an 82-game season since the 2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers. It doesn’t happen often.

3. Um, 93.5 points for the Montreal Canadiens? What’s the French phrase for “automatic over, collect profits in a few months”?