NHL First Round Playoff Predictions: Western Conference

Colorado v. Nashville:

Season Series: Nashville 4-0.

Oct 17, 2017  Colorado 1, Nashville 4
Nov 18, 2017 Colorado 2, Nashville 5
Mar 4, 2018 Nashville 4, Colorado 3 (OT)
Mar 16, 2018 Nashville 4, Colorado 2

Nashville is a 54% favorite to win the series in 6 games. Nashville is a 71 percent favorite to win the series in 7 games. Nashville should be at -245, and Colorado should be + 240.

Side: Nashville in 5

Los Angeles v. Las Vegas:

Season Series:  Tied 2-1-1

Nov 19, 2017 Los Angeles 2, Vegas 4
Dec 28, 2017 Vegas 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)
Feb 26, 2018 Vegas 2, Los Angeles 3 (OT)
Feb 27, 2018 Los Angeles 4, Vegas 1

Las Vegas has a 40% chance of closing the series out in 6 games. The Knights are a 57% favorite to win the series in 7 games. Vegas should be priced at -135. LA should be +130.

Side: Vegas in 7

Minnesota v Winnipeg:

Season Series: Winnipeg 3-1

Oct 20, 2017 Minnesota 3, Winnipeg 4
Oct 31, 2017 Winnipeg 2, Minnesota 1
Nov 27, 2017 Minnesota 2, Winnipeg 7
Jan 13, 2018 Winnipeg 1, Minnesota 4

Winnipeg is a 46% favorite to win the series in 6 games.  The Jets are a 63% favorite to win the series in 7 games.  Winnipeg should be priced at -175.  Minnesota should be priced at +165.

Side: Winnipeg in 6

San Jose v Anaheim

Season Series: San Jose 3-0-1

Nov 4, 2017 Anaheim 1, San Jose 2 (SO)
Nov 20, 2017 Anaheim 3, San Jose 2 (SO)
Jan 21, 2018 San Jose 6, Anaheim 2
Feb 11, 2018 San Jose 3, Anaheim 2 (SO)

San Jose is a 36% favorite to win the series in 6 games.  San Jose is a 52% favorite to win the series in 7 games.  San Jose should be -110 and Anaheim should be +105.  The line in Vegas currently has Anaheim as the favorite at -145, and the Sharks at +125.

Side: San Jose in 7.