NHL Odds: Worst Regular Season Record Vegas Odds & Pick

  • Betting markets open for the team that will end the NHL season with the worst record in 2022-23
  • There could be an extra incentive for teams to finish with the worst record, as a potential number one draft pick, Connor Bedard, could be acquired

The start of the 2022-23 NHL season is soon upon us. While many of the sides in the league will be aiming to reach the playoffs and make a strong bid to win the Stanley Cup, there are likely to be other teams struggling at the wrong end of the NHL standings. However, you can find the latest NHL odds for the worst regular season record right here.

NHL Odds: Worst Regular Season Record Vegas Odds

TeamVegas Odds
Arizona Coyotes+100
Chicago Blackhawks+200
Montreal Canadiens+1000
Buffalo Sabres+1400
San Jose Sharks+1600
Anaheim Ducks+1800
Columbus Blue Jackets+1800
Philadelphia Flyers+1800
Seattle Kraken+2500
Detroit Red Wings+2800
New Jersey Devils+3300
Ottawa Senators+3500
Winnipeg Jets+5000
Nashville Predators+6600
Dallas Stars+8000
Vancouver Canucks+8000
Washington Capitals+10000
New York Islanders+10000

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Coyotes and Blackhawks Lead NHL Odds

The betting markets currently have the Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks as the clear favorites to end the season with the worst regular season record. Both sides are the only teams with single-digit prices for the upcoming season, with the Coyotes the outright preferred pick. They will be playing at their new home, the Mullett Arena, for the first time this term, but will be looking to avenge a very disappointing campaign that saw them finish bottom of the Western Conference standings.

The Chicago Blackhawks are also expected to have another stuttering season, as they finished last term just above the Coyotes in the Central Division. They went 28-42-12 throughout the season, but many expect them to struggle once again this term. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks will be led by interim head coaches Derek King and Luke Richardson this season, and are set to kick off their pre-season schedule against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday evening.

Greater Incentive To Finish With Worst Record?

It could be argued that this could be a very good season to finish with the worst regular season record this term. That is down to the fact that the team with the worst record will get the first overall draft pick in 2023. Therefore, that could mean that the team with the worst record may be able to draft Connor Bedard.

The prospect is widely tipped to be a franchise player in the future, and many experts see him as the best player coming into the league since Connor McDavid. It could hit a massive reset button for whichever team is able to pick him up, and teams not in with a realistic chance of making the playoffs may be happy to sabotage their campaign to ensure that they pick up the game-changing star at the end of the 2022-23 season.

NHL Odds: Worst Regular Season Record Pick and Prediction

There is a lot of value in the betting this season, as I could see the Ducks and Sabres both struggling. However, the Blackhawks look set to be the best pick, as they have an issue in goal, and recent comments from the general manager almost certainly appears to be pleading for time when it comes to ambitions amongst fans.

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