The NBA and NHL seasons are about to begin, and opening games are bound to be exciting. Get out in the fresh fall air with family, friends or fellow fans and make a night of it! US Coachways has just the right vehicle for your group.
Basketball fans — start planning! The NBA season opens a week earlier this year. The reason for the earlier season start is to give players more of a rest between games. The Golden State Warriors, last year’s champions will play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, October 17 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Boston Celtics will play the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, also on October 17.
- Die-hard hockey fans can get ready for another dynamic season. Hockey fans love this lightning fast game with short bursts of energy.
- The 2017–2018 NHL season opens on Wednesday, October 4 with the Pittsburgh Penguins flaunting their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner. They take on the St. Louis Blues at the PPG Paints Arena.
- The other three opening night October 4th games for NHL are:
- The Toronto Maple Leafs plays the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS place.
- The Calgary Flames visits and plays the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.
- The Philadelphia Flyers play the hosting San Jose Sharks at SAP Center.
NBA and NHL Seasons Predictions
How do prospects look for the NBA and NHL teams this year?
NBA 2018 Predictions
According to bleacherreport.com, odds show the Golden State Warriors as favored to take the NBA title again in 2018. The 2018 hot contenders challenging for the title are the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Of course, each NBA conference has its own predictions and this is how the odds break down, at least for now:
NBA Eastern Conference
Projected Wins/Losses, Odds for Playoff probability and Title Odds
- Boston Celtics (57-25), 100 percent playoff probability, 9/1 title odds
- Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31), 100 percent playoff probability, 4/1 title odds
- Washington Wizards (50-32), 100 percent playoff probability, 66/1 title odds
- Milwaukee Bucks (49-33), 100 percent playoff probability, 66/1 title odds
- Toronto Raptors (47-35), 100 percent playoff probability, 75/1 title odds
- Miami Heat (44-38) 90 percent playoff probability, 150/1 title odds
Compared with the Western Conference, the Eastern Conference has less certain odds, but one certain prediction is for the Cavaliers and Celtics to face off again.
NBA Western Conference
- Golden State Warriors (69-13), 100 percent playoff probability, 5/8 title odds
- Houston Rockets (62-20), 100 percent playoff probability, 10/1 title odds
- San Antonio Spurs (54-28) 95 percent playoff probability, 16/1 title odds
- Oklahoma City Thunder (51-31) 95 percent playoff probability, 20/1 title odds
- Minnesota Timberwolves (48-34), 75 percent playoff probability, 20/1 title odds
- Utah Jazz (45-37), 64 percent playoff probability, 200/1 title odds
NHL 2018 Predictions
Some of the top contenders for the Stanley cup have these odds (according to ESPN ):
- Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1
- Edmonton Oilers 9-1
- Tampa Bay Lightning 12-1
- Washington Capitals 12-1
- Chicago Blackhawks 12-1
- Minnesota Wild 12-1
- Toronto Maple Leafs 14-1
- Nashville Predators 14-1
- Dallas Stars 14-1
- Anaheim Ducks 14-1
- Montreal Canadiens 16-1
- New York Rangers 16-1
Charter a Bus for the NBA and NHL Seasons Opening Nights!
Fall is the best time of the year for sports. Just think about it. You have baseball reaching its apex with playoffs and the World Series. Football teams barrel into mid-season challenges that shape and define which teams will dominate the season. And the NBA and NHL get their seasons rolling — a long ways off from their spring playoffs, but nonetheless, very exciting. You don’t want to miss out!
With all the drinking and excitement typical at sports games, it’s wise to keep travel simple. Let US Coachways provide you with the perfect vehicle, whether a limo, party bus, minibus or motor coach. Avoid driving in the heavily trafficked areas around big stadiums. You can ride stress-free with a professional driver at the wheel and not have to jockey for parking places. Once you and your friends start drinking a few beers and cheering on your teams, who really wants to be a designated driver? No one! And that’s where US Coachways comes in.
We can provide you with:
- Safe travel. What’s the safest form of ground transportation in the country? Charter buses.
- Affordable transport. Costs are low and you can divide up expenses among your group.
- Green travel. What is the most eco-friendly travel mode? Motor coaches because they potentially take 50 cars off the road. They’re even greener than hybrid cars.
- Convenience. When people in groups travel in separate cars, you are always subject to delays and arriving at different times.
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