Latest Stanley Cup Odds 2019
|2019 NHL Stanley Cup Winner|
|Boston Bruins (Eastern Conference)||1.65||1.606||1.60|
|St. Louis Blues (Western Conference)||2.30||2.45||2.45|
Above are the best current Stanley Cup odds are NHL Future Odds. Who will win this year's ice hockey Championship? From top online bookmakers, the final two Cup contenders futures betting odds are as of May 22, 2019.
- 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 our NHL Playoffs page.
Stanley Cup Schedule 2019
The Eastern Conference Finals for the 2019 NHL playoffs start on May 9 with the Western Conference Finals beginning on May 11. Game sevens are set for May 22 for the East and May 23 for the West.
The exact date of the Stanley Cup is still undetermined, but historically the Finals start three days after the Conference Finals are over.
Who is favoured to win the Stanley Cup
With only four teams left in the playoffs, we shall preview each team’s chances of winning the 2019 Stanley Cup before making our final prediction.
Boston Bruins 1.70 Decimal Odds
The Boston Bruins open the Conference Finals as the favourite to win the Stanley Cup. The Bruins ability to play physical hockey has helped them have the best power play (28.6%) and goal differential (+0.93) through the first two rounds of the postseason.
The Bruins also have the best goaltending of the four remaining teams in the 2019 NHL playoffs.
Tuukka Rask is leading all remaining goaltenders with a .938 save percentage and 2.02 goals against average.
With Rask playing at such a high level, the Bruins can win games even if their top line struggles (something that hurt the Bruins in previous playoffs).
San Jose Sharks: Eliminated 4-2 by St. Louis Blues 8.00
Just a tick in the odds behind the Boston Bruins, the San Jose Sharks could be the best bet to win the 2019 Stanley Cup. The Sharks have the best remaining offence in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Sharks are getting production from their young stars (Hertl and Meier) and veterans (Couture, Pavelski and Thornton). Couture is one of the best playoff goal scorers of this generation.
Couture trails only Alexander Ovechkin for most playoff goals since 2009-10. If Couture nets eight more goals these playoffs, he will pass Ovechkin as the most prolific goal scorer of the last ten seasons.
The Sharks also have the best defensive trio in the NHL. Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns have 26 points through two rounds, while Marc-Edouard Vlasic leads the Sharks with a 21.4% shooting percentage.
The Sharks need more from goaltender Martin Jones. Jones’ .910 save percentage and 2.72 GAA are the worst of his postseason career. However, Jones is proven in the playoffs. Jones led all goaltenders last postseason with a .928 save percentage and in the Sharks Stanley Cup run in 2016, and Jones allowed only 2.16 goals per game with three shutouts.
St. Louis Blues 3.00 Decimal Odds
Few would have expected the St. Louis Blues would still be playing hockey come May.
On January 1, 2019, St. Louis sat dead last in the NHL. Since then, the Blues own the best record in the NHL.
The Blues are not as splashy as the other teams in the playoffs. Of the remaining four teams in the playoffs, the Blues are the lowest scoring (they are the only team of the last four to average last than three goals per game). However, they do one thing great, and that is win close games.
The Blues game seven win over Dallas to advance to the Western Conference Finals proved how tough this group is. The Blues have hung around in just about every game these playoffs, giving them a chance to win on any given night. If they continue to play smart hockey (limiting mistakes and keeping games close), they have a realistic shot at making the Stanley Cup Finals.
Carolina Hurricanes: Eliminated 4-0 by Boston
The other surprise of the NHL playoffs is Carolina. The Carolina Hurricanes blew through the New York Islanders, accomplishing their first sweep in franchise history. Much of the success for the Hurricanes this postseason is due to the team’s excellent chemistry.
Few teams in NHL history have looked like they have as much fun playing the game as the 2018-19 Carolina Hurricanes. From their Storm Surge celebrations, the team has bonded into a cohesive unit, with different players carrying the team on different nights.
The Hurricanes have five players average .82 points or more per game this postseason and their captain Justin Williams has stepped up at times with big plays and timely goals.
The Hurricanes may have the hottest goaltender in the playoffs. Petr Mrazek leads the playoffs with two shutouts in only nine games (as he missed two due to injury). With time off between series for him to fully recover, the Hurricanes could ride Mrazek to an Eastern Conference Finals upset over the Boston Bruins.
Stanley Cup Winner Prediction
The best bet of the remaining four teams to win the Stanley Cup is the San Jose Sharks. In the past, the Sharks were known as a bit of playoff quitters or choke artists. However, through two rounds of the playoffs, that moniker applied no more. From their gutsy comeback win against the Golden Knights, the Sharks have shown no quit these playoffs.
The other factor benefitting the Sharks is they still can get more out of their goaltending. As mentioned earlier Martin Jones is a successful postseason goalie, with some of his best playoff performances coming against the St. Louis Blues.
Back in 2016, Jones posted consecutive shutouts against the Blues, helping the Sharks win the series 4-2.
The Sharks also match up well against both Eastern Conference teams. The Sharks have big forwards who can push around Carolina’s top players, while their defensive depth can make life on Boston’s top players miserable over a seven-game series. Add in some motivation for the team to get 21-year NHL veteran Joe Thornton a Stanley Cup and the Sharks are our pick to win the 2019 Stanley Cup.
Underdog Odds: San Jose Sharks to Win the 2019 Stanley Cup (8.00)
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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 grow in popularity during the Stanley Cup Finals. With more time between games and more certainty in starting goaltending (typically the most significant factor for online sportsbooks delaying game odds), the number of prop bets 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