Oddsmakers tab Ovi, Tavares, McDavid as early Richard Trophy favorites

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Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, and Connor McDavid have opened as the best bets to lead the NHL in goal-scoring in 2019-2020.

The snipers are the early favorites to claim the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy next June, according to new odds published by Westgate LV SuperBook.

Here's a look at the top 10:

Player Odds
Alex Ovechkin 7/1
John Tavares 10/1
Connor McDavid 12/1
Patrik Laine 14/1
Alex DeBrincat 16/1
Auston Matthews 16/1
Leon Draisaitl 18/1
Nathan MacKinnon 18/1
Nikita Kucherov 20/1
Patrick Kane 20/1

Ovechkin captured the Richard Trophy for a league-record eighth time and the second straight year last season, leading the league with 51 goals in 81 games. The Washington Capitals superstar will turn 34 in September.

Tavares, 28, racked up 47 goals in his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, finishing third in the league behind Ovechkin and Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, who potted 50.

McDavid notched 41 tallies to finish in a six-way tie for sixth in the NHL in 2018-19. The Oilers' 22-year-old dynamo finished second to Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Art Ross Trophy race, piling up 116 points to Kucherov's 128.

Oddsmakers tab Ovi, Tavares, McDavid as early Richard Trophy favorites
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