It appears British Columbia sports bettors believe in the Vancouver Canucks.
According to the BC Lottery Corporation, which runs the PlayNow.com sports betting portal, the squad is now the odds-on favourite to win the Pacific Division title for the 2019/2020 season.
BCLC now lists the odds of the Canucks capturing the division as 3/1, compared to a dismal 40/1 during the pre-season.
The team’s chances of winning the Western Conference, at least as far as gamblers are concerned, has improved to 15/2, from 25/1 during the pre-season.
And the odds of winning the Stanley Cup championship have climbed to 20/1 from 50/1 before the season began.
The improved odds come as the NHL breaks for the 2020 All-Star Weekend, with the Canucks sitting in first place in the Pacific Division.
Three Canucks will travel to St. Louis for the all-star event: young superstar Elias Pettersson, rookie defenceman Quinn Hughes, and goalie Jacob Markstrom.