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National Hockey League Stanley Cup Futures Betting Lines

Well into the second quarter of National Hockey League 2013-14 action, today we take a look at the Stanley Cup futures betting odds posted at the Bodog online sports wagering website. The lines, posted as of December 4, 2013, have the defending Champion Chicago Blackhawks as top chalk in the Western Conference and the Pittsburgh Penguins as the favorites in the Eastern Conference. The numbers at Bodog are very interesting indeed!

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top the list of Stanley Cup favorites

Although they sit second in the Eastern Conference, and seventh overall in the National Hockey League, bookies at the Bodog have posted the Pittsburgh Penguins (37 points) as the top chalk to win the 2013-14 Stanley Cup Championship. Being as the Pens have the top two scorers in the NHL, we feel that the Penguins are worthy of the top favorite perch. You have to scan down the the fifth position to find the next East representative as the Conference leading Boston Bruins (38 points) are posted with 9/1 futures price at Bodog. Perennial Cup chalk, the Detroit Red Wings (35 points) with 18/1 odds, sit as the ninth overall favorite to win the Cup out of the East.

Chicago Blackhwaks: Overall Stanley Cup calk in the NHL West

Currently sitting with the best mark in the National Hockey League, with a 20-4-4 record and 44 points, 0 have posted the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks as the top favorites in the Western Conference with a 15/2 futures betting line. Though we love how good the Hawks are playing, bettors need to be leery of a back-to-back Cup winner as that feat as not happened since the Detroit Red Wings turned the trick way back in 1998. The St. Louis Blues (39 points) are tied with Chicago as top favorites while the San Jose Sharks (41 points) round out the top three with an 8/1 futures betting price. Don’t sleep on the Sharks!

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