Latest Stanley Cup Odds 2019
The only current Stanley Cup odds are NHL Future Odds. Who will win this year's ice hockey Championship? From top online bookmakers, here are the Stanley Cup contenders with their betting prices as of April 15, 2019.
|NHL Stanley Cup Odds|
|Washington Capitals (EC)||+500||+500||+500|
|Calgary Flames (WC)||+600||+650||+700|
|Vegas Golden Knights (WC)||+800||+800||+800|
|St. Louis Blues (WC)||+900||+700||+1000|
|Boston Bruins (EC)||+1000||+1100||+1100|
|Toronto Maple Leafs (EC)||+1000||+1100||+1200|
|Columbus Blue Jackets (EC)||+1000||+800||+2200|
|New York Islanders (EC)||+1000||+650||+650|
|Nashville Predators (WC)||+1100||+1300||+1300|
|Tampa Bay Lightning (EC)||+1200||+1100||+1200|
|San Jose Sharks (WC)||+1300||+1200||+1600|
|Winnipeg Jets (WC)||+1800||+1600||+1600|
|Dallas Stars (WC)||+1800||+1400||+1400|
|Pittsburgh Penguins (EC)||+2800||+3500||+4000|
|Colorado Avalanche (WC)||+3300||+2200||+2200|
|Carolina Hurricanes (EC)||+6000||+4500||+4500|
(EC) NHL Eastern Conference (WC) NHL Western Conference
- 01Odds to win the Stanley Cup 2019
- 02Who is favoured to win the Stanley Cup
- 03What are the types of Stanley Cup odds
- 04All-time Stanley Cup Champions
Odds to win the Stanley Cup 2019
As soon as we know the two finalists, Stanley Cup odds will be published and we will add those here as we did with the NHL Futures. If you want to follow the road to Stanley Cup Betting odds you can follow all the NHL action in our NHL regular season page and in our NHL Playoffs page.
Stanley Cup Schedule 2019
While the exact dates and start times of games vary, depending on a combination of previous round results and locations, the Stanley Cup will start sometime in the final days of May. The Stanley Cup Finals last just over two weeks if the series does go seven games. When the series does go seven games, it historically ends around June 10. The playoffs themselves begin on April 9, with all series starting by April 11 at the latest.
Who is favoured to win the Stanley Cup
This 2018-19 NHL regular season has been about the record-setting by Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning are having one of the best seasons in NHL history, challenging records for team wins (62 wins by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings) and total points (132 points by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens) in a season.
Even if Tampa Bay does not break any records, they still likely go down as one of the best teams of all-time. The Lightning leads the league in goals per game, goal differential, power play and penalty kill. They have depth on the blueline, three potential 40+ goals/100+ point scorers (Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos) and the league +/- (Ryan McDonagh) and goaltender wins.
Now regular season success does not always equate to a Stanley Cup (just ask the 96 Red Wings who lost in the Conference Finals to the Colorado Avalanche). However, the Lightning are a veteran team that came without one game of the finals last season and are only better entering the playoffs this year.
Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning +190 to win the Stanley Cup
Best Canadian Team to Win the Stanley Cup
It looks as though four Canadian teams will make the postseason in 2019 (up from two in 2018), giving Canada a theoretical 25% chance at ending its hockey title drought.
Of the four teams, the Calgary Flames have the best odds of winning the Cup at +700 (which ranks second behind the Lightning). However, the best team to bet on to win the Cup are the Winnipeg Jets.
The Jets entered the 2018-19 NHL season with high hopes (after making the Western Conference last year for the first time in franchise history). Through 75 games this season, they have not disappointed. The Jets are poised to win their first division title this season, giving them home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Jets have one of the best home-ice advantages in the NHL, winning almost 60 games at home the last two seasons, most in the Western Conference.
The Jets will need better production from Patrik Laine if they are to hoist Lord Stanley. Laine has struggled since the end of November scoring only eight goals December 1 to March 24 (he had 18 in November). If he can recapture a semblance of his early-season firepower, the Jets have the depth and goaltending to make it through the Western Conference and challenge whoever they face in the Finals.
Pick: Winnipeg Jets +1200 to Win the title
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What are the types of Stanley Cup odds
Please find below the most popular betting possibilities according to Vegas Odds for the Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup Moneylines
The most popular type of bet on the Stanley Cup playoffs and Finals is a moneyline. Once the playoffs start the difference in odds between the favourites and underdogs gets progressively smaller. By the time it is the Stanley Cup Finals, favourites are opening between -130 to -160 (compared to the regular season which sees some favourites open at -250 or more).
Stanley Cup Puck Lines
The puck line remains a betting option on the Stanley Cup Finals and can offer much higher profits for successful bets. In last year’s Stanley Cup Finals, the moneyline favourite won by at least two goals in three of the five games. If the odds on the favourite open at -145, then a -1.5 puck line on that team should open around +185.
Stanley Cup Over Under
Lines on over/under lines in the Stanley Cup Finals are pretty close to consistent with those in the NHL regular season. Most lines (barring the two best defensive teams from each Conference) in the Stanley Cup Finals this year should open at 6.0. The number is a bit higher than previous Stanley Cup Finals. However, the NHL is having its second-highest scoring year in over two decades, with teams averaging 3.02 goals per game.
Stanley Cup Futures and Prop Bets
Once the postseason starts, online sportsbook futures on the Stanley Cup adjust to only the 16 teams remaining. Compared to the NBA (which has a nearly identical playoff format), Stanley Cup futures are much closer, when looking at the biggest favourites and most considerable underdogs.
Sometimes betting on a few underdogs is the best betting strategy. In 2012, the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings took on the fifth-seeded New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings and Devils opened the playoffs at +2000 to win the Stanley Cup. The Pittsburgh Penguins (+400), the New York Rangers (+450) and Vancouver Canucks (+500) opened the playoffs as the favourites. Of the three teams, only the Rangers made it out of the first round of the playoffs.
Prop bets also grow in popularity during the Stanley Cup Finals. With more time between games and more certainty in starting goaltending (which is typically the most significant factor for online sportsbooks delaying odds on games), the number of prop bets available increases.
While single-game prop bets are great during the Stanley Cup Finals, the best prop bets on the Stanley Cup Finals are not on an individual game but on player performances over the entire series. Online sportsbooks release over/under players goals and points in the series and offer odds on the Conn Smythe Trophy (given to the MVP of the Cup Finals).
All-time Stanley Cup Champions
Before placing your NHL futures bets you might want to have a look at the successful teams list:
- Montreal Canadiens - 24
- Toronto Maple Leafs - 13
- Detroit Red Wings - 11
- Boston Bruins - 6
- Chicago Blackhawks - 6
- Edmonton Oilers - 5
- Pittsburgh Penguins - 5
- New York Islanders - 4
- New York Rangers - 4
- New Jersey Devils - 3
- Colorado Avalanche - 2
- Philadelphia Flyers - 2
- Los Angeles Kings - 2
- Anaheim Ducks - 1
- Calgary Flames - 1
- Carolina Hurricanes - 1
- Dallas Stars - 1
- Tampa Bay Lightning - 1
- Washington Capitals - 1