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NHL Draft odds: Most popular prop off the board

The NBA Draft created all kinds of fun prop bets for bettors Thursday and now odds are being offered on the upcoming NHL Draft Sunday.

With Canadian prospect Nathan MacKinnon the consensus No. 1 pick, sportsbooks aren’t offering the popular prop of:  Who will be the top pick?

Here are a few props being offered at Sports Interaction:

Will the Canadiens draft Jordan Subban?

Yes +185
No -270

P.K.'s younger brother plays defense as well and is ranked 55 by central scouting's list of top North Americans. The Habs currently own picks 25, 34, 36 and 55.

Draft trades

Over 17.5 -144
Under 17.5 +105

There were 14 trades in total in the two days which covered the draft in 2012 (June 22 and 23).

Who will be drafted first?

Jonathan Drouin -370
Aleksander Barkov +325
Valeri Nichushkin +625

TSN and a plethora of other mocks have Drouin going third behind Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones. With the Tampa Bay Lightning selecting third, Drouin would be a perfect piece to eventually play along side Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis. That said, SportsNet.ca's Sam Cosentino has Drouin slipping to fourth and the Lightning taking Barkov with the pick.

Max Domi draft position

Over 13.5 -109
Under 13.5 -130

Cosentino sees Domi going to the Phoenix Coyotes at pick 12. Craig Button of TSN sees him going to the Winnipeg Jets at 13 in his mock draft.

Online sportsbook Bovada has a few prop bets of their own. Here is a sample:

How many players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will be drafted in the first round?

Over 7.5  Even
Under 7.5 -140

Sam Cosentino has seven OHL players being drafted in Round 1 while Button has 8. The last time there was under 7.5 players from the OHL selected in Round 1 was 2009.

How many players from the Western Hockey League (WHL) will be drafted in the first round?


Over 6.5 -140
Under 6.5 Even

Sportsnet.ca's Patrick King has seven WHL players going in the first round of his mock draft.

How many players from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program will be drafted in the first round?

Over 0.5 Even
Under 0.5 -140

TSN has no American USANTDP, high school or college players in its Top 30 rankings.

How many goaltenders will be drafted in the first round?

Over 1 Even
Under 1 -140

Zach Fucale of the Memorial Cup-winning Halifax Mooseheads is the only netminder ranked in TSN's top 30 at No. 19. Most experts have him as the only goalie going in the first round of the draft.

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