Latest Stanley Cup Odds 2020

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Odds to win the 2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup updated on July 15, 2019:

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning 8.00 8.00 8.50
Vegas Golden Knights 11.00 11.00 11.00
Boston Bruins 11.00 11.00 11.00
Toronto Maple Leafs 13.00 11.00 10.00
Colorado Avalanche 15.00 13.00 13.00
St. Louis Blues 15.00 15.00 16.00
Nashville Predators 17.00 19.00 18.00
San Jose Sharks 17.00 18.00 19.00
Calgary Flames 19.00 16.00 19.00
Washington Capitals 19.00 19.00 19.00
Winnipeg Jets 19.00 19.00 23.00
Dallas Stars 21.00 19.00 18.00
New York Rangers 21.00 34.00 46.00
Pittsburgh Penguins 23.00 23.00 23.00
Florida Panthers 26.00 21.00 19.00
Carolina Hurricanes 31.00 29.00 31.00
New York Islanders 31.00 29.00 29.00
Philadelphia Flyers 31.00 31.00 34.00
New Jersey Devils 34.00 29.00 29.00
Chicago Blackhawks 36.00 36.00 36.00
Montreal Canadiens 41.00 36.00 36.00
Arizona Coyotes 41.00 36.00 41.00
Edmonton Oilers 41.00 41.00 36.00
Columbus Blue Jackets 46.00 36.00 46.00
Vancouver Canucks 46.00 41.00 41.00
Minnesota Wild 51.00 46.00 51.00
Buffalo Sabres 71.00 67.00 67.00
Anaheim Ducks 71.00 76.00 81.00
Los Angeles Kings 71.00 81.00 81.00
Detroit Red Wings 101.00 81.00 81.00
Ottawa Senators 251.00 301.00 301.00

Congratulations to the 2018-19 NHL Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues who defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 to claim their franchise first National Hockey League Championship!

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Winner
Boston Bruins (Eastern Conference) 1.54 1.55 1.55
St. Louis Blues (Western Conference) 2.55 2.50 2.60

Prices above are Stanley Cup Champion odds, also called NHL Futures Odds, as displayed at three top online bookmakers on June 12 2019.

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St. Louis Blues pull off the unthinkable

The Blues entered the 2019 NHL season as massive underdogs to win the Stanley Cup Finals. No one, and I mean no one, thought they had what it took to claim the NHL’s top prize. And entering Game 7 on the road at Boston, few gave them a chance. 
 
However, once again, the humble team from St. Louis shocked the world and took down the Bruins 4-1 in the series finale to capture the championship. What made the win even more stunning was Boston took down St. Louis 5-1 in Game 6 to force the Game 7.
 

 

That didn’t matter to the Blues, though, who hit the road once again to do the unthinkable. In this series alone, St. Louis beat Boston three times on the road. That’s simply unheard of. In Game 7, Ryan O’Reilly opened the scoring, while Alex Pietranelo, Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford followed suit. 
 
Before you knew it, St. Louis was up 4-0 in the third period. Matt Grzelcyk managed to score a goal for Boston, but it was too little, too late. With the win, the Blues are now Stanley Cup champions for the first time ever. Their blue-collar mentality helped them make improbably history. What a story. 

Preview & Picks for Game 7: Blues @ Bruins

It’s all come down to this. With the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues fighting tooth and nail throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals, the two teams will settle things once and for all in a Game 7 on Wednesday night.

The Blues had a chance to take home their first-ever Stanley Cup title in Game 6 at the Enterprise Center, but the Bruins destroyed them in a 5-1 win. Now, who has the upperhand going into the final showdown? We take a look at that and much more in our preview of what figures to be an exhilarating battle.

 

Bruins the odds on favorites to win the Stanley Cup

With Game 7 being played at TD Garden, it should come as no surprise the Boston Bruins are the favorites to win the title. Matter of fact, they’re big favorites, as Sports Interaction has given them 1.61 odds to win the title. The Blues are listed at 2.37.

In addition, the Bruins are 1.5-goal favorites for this battle. All eyes will be on Brad Marchand, Charlie Coyle, David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and others to seal this one. Although the Blues have won two road games this series, we expect Boston to finish them off.

Boston Bruins To beat St. Louis Blues Odds
1.61

Who’s the favorite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy?

Every season, the Conn Smythe Trophy is given to the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Finals. Thus far, both Jordan Binnington and Tuukka Rask have gone back and forth as the top optons to claim the honor.

Tuukka Rask To win the Conn Smythe Trophy
1.33

However, following Boston’s decisive Game 6 win, Sports Interaction now has Rask as the sole favorite to win at 1.33. Rask has been brilliant in elimination games this postseason, posting a 5-0 record and .973 save percentage.

 

Charlie Coyle will end his postseason with a bang

One of the top players for the Bruins this postseason has been Charlie Coyle. The 27-year-old forward has nine goals to his name in the playoffs and has been brilliant against the Blues. He scored a goal in Game 2, Game 3 and Game 4. After a two-game goalless streak, will that end in Game 7?

Sports Interaction has given Coyle 4.25 odds to find the net on Wednesday night. With how great he is in clutch situations, we think he’ll get the job done in helping his team win the championship.

Charlie Coyle To score a goal during Game 7
4.25

Which team will score first in Game 7?

The pressure will no question be on both teams to land the first punch at TD Garden come Wednesday. For the Blues, they know they can’t fall behind early if they want to upset Boston in front of their home fans again. At the same time, the Bruins can’t afford to let St. Louis build early confidence in a tough road environment.

Sports Interaction has Boston with 1.77 odds to score the first goal, and St. Louis 1.95 odds. Once again, we like Boston in this case to kick things off in the scoring department. 

Boston Bruins To score first in Game 7
1.77

Game #6 Highlights: Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues

Preview & Picks for Game 6: Bruins @ Blues

The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Finals has been filled with surprises and that was once again the case on Thursday night. With the series tied at 2-2, the St. Louis Blues traveled to TD Garden in Boston and shocked the Bruins and their home fans with a 2-1 win.

Now, the series will return to St. Louis for a monster Game 6, where the Blues have the chance to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Will they be able to get the job done? We take a look at that and much more in our Game 6 preview.

 

Blues looking to make history in Game 6

In the blink of an eye, the St. Louis Blues have gone from an afterthought to win the Stanley Cup to being in prime position to get the job done for the first time ever. As you might expect, the Blues are favorites.

With their stunning road win in Game 5, St. Louis has all the momentum on its side. Boston is in an unfamiliar situation, as its backs are completely against the wall. St. Louis knows it must win on Sunday. If they let the Bruins even the series at 3-3, Game 7 will be played back at TD Garden.

The Blues know this, which is why they’ll play their hearts out to end things this weekend. Will they get it done? We sure think so. PowerPlay has them at 1.80 favorites to do so. 

St. Louis Blues To beat Boston Bruins in Game 6
1.80

Take the over and don’t let Game 5 scare you

On Thursday night, the Blues and Bruins were in a defensive battle, with only three goals being scored. Yes, they didn’t come close to hitting the over. However, with the line at 5.5 goals once again, bettors shouldn’t be nervous about what happened in Game 5.

St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins To cover the over of 5.5 goals
2.15

Come Sunday, both teams will be playing with desperation: St. Louis to win its first Stanley Cup and Boston will try to force a Game 7. Because of this, the urgency will lead to plenty of goals. The over has 2.15 odds, while Vegas has given the under better odds at 1.66. It’ll be close, but we like the over here.

 

Who will kick things off with a bang on Sunday?

The Enterprise Center is going to be wild on Sunday night, with the fans ready to back their favorite team. And with the energy expected to be through the roof throughout the night, scoring first will be imperative for both teams. So, who will get that job done?

Per PowerPlay, the Blues are favored to do so at 1.83, while the Bruins are at 1.95. For Boston, they simply can’t afford to fall behind in a must-win matchup. If they do, their uphill climb would only get even more difficult.

St. Louis Blues To score the first goal in Game 6
1.83

St. Louis now the heavy favorite to win it all

As we mentioned above, all the pressure is on Boston right now and they know it. And with St. Louis riding high right now, Vegas is giving them a major advantage with the Stanley Cup Finals nearing its end. Per Sports Interaction, the Blues have 1.33 odds to be crowned champions.

St. Louis Blues To win their first ever Stanley Cup Finals
1.33

As for Boston, they’ve gone from huge favorites to big underdogs, as their odds are listed at 3.25. Oh, how quickly things can change. Now, if Boston can even up the series, they’ll return to be favorites for Game 7. That’s a big if, though, especially with St. Louis on the verge of making history.

Game #5 Highlights: St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins

Preview & Picks for Game 5: Blues @ Bruins

Don’t look now, but the St. Louis Blues have officially made the Boston faithful nervous in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

After the Bruins dominated Game 3, winning 7-2, St. Louis didn’t let that defeat faze them and sent a statement to Boston in Game 4. A 4-2 victory has evened this series up at 2-2.

Now, despite the Bruins still being the favorite to win it all, St. Louis has answered the call and given everyone around town plenty of hope. What does that mean leading up to Game 5? Will Boston be able to regain the advantage? We’re covering that and more in our preview for Thursday night.

 

Will the Bruins bounce back in Game 5?

Now that the Blues have tied things up after their Game 4 victory, there’s some pressure back on Boston. Fortunately for them, the series will return to the Northeast, as the two teams will face off Thursday at TD Garden.

The Bruins enter the crucial matchup with 1.63 odds to win according to Sports Interaction, while St. Louis is 2.40. It will be on Charlie Coyle, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask to help the home team take a 3-2 series lead. We think they get it done.

Boston Bruins To beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 5
1.63

Keep taking the over between the Blues and Bruins

If you’ve been keeping track, the over keeps on hitting in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. It was set at 5.5 for Game 4 and Brayden Schenn’s goal in the third period closed the scoring at 4-2. This of course sealed the over.

Both teams To score over of 5.5 goals in Game 5
2.20

The over is once again set at 5.5 for Game 5. Odds for it to hit are 2.20, with the under listed at 1.71. Vegas appears confident in both Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington to keep things low scoring, but the over has been hot, stick with it.

 

Bruins will land the first punch in Game 5

Through four games in this series, the two teams have been equal in getting off to a hot start. The Blues scored first in Game 1 and Game 3, while the Bruins did the same in Game 2 and Game 4. So, who will strike first on Thursday night?

We’ll go with the Blues here. After losing Game 4, they’ll be playing with plenty of urgency at TD Garden. They know they can’t let Boston go up early, especially in front of those crazy spectators in Massachusetts getting louder and louder.

Will Brayden Schenn or Vladimir Tarasenko deliver? St. Louis’ odds to score first are 2.00 per Spin Sports, while Boston is 1.76. We’ll take the underdog bet.

St. Louis Blues Scores first in Game 5
2.00

Tarasenko will find the net early for St. Louis

While we’re picking the Blues to score first, why not double dip and pick the man to find the net early as well. And we’re looking right at Vladimir Tarasenko.

Vladimir Tarasenko To open the scoring for Game 5
10.50

The Russian winger has been a goal-scoring machine this postseason. He’s scored in three of the four Stanley Cup Finals games. His odds to score first are at 10.50 per Spin Sports. 

Game #4 Highlights: Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues

Preview & Picks for Game 4: Bruins @ Blues

Well, so much for the Blues using their home-ice advantage to their benefit. After stunning the Bruins in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the series returned to St. Louis for Game 3 and it was all Boston in that one. The Bruins bounced back with a convincing 7-2 win on Saturday.

Now, Boston will look to put some serious pressure on St. Louis at the Enterprise Center for Game 4 on Monday.

Heading into the crucial showdown, who’s favored to win? Which other bets should fans keep an eye on? We’ve got all that covered in our Game 4 preview below.

 

Who will come out on top of Game 4?

After the brutal beating Boston laid on St. Louis, the Blues must do everything they can to avoid going down 3-1 to the Eastern Conference powerhouse. Going into Monday, the moneyline has both teams at 1.91 on Sports Interaction

This one figures to be a toss up, but we’re going to give the advantage to the visiting team and pick the Bruins to come out on top. Boston proved once again why they’re the best team in the league on Saturday night.

The Bruins completely dominated St. Louis, owning a 5-1 lead going into the third period. It’ll be tough for the Blues to try and keep them from scoring. Advantage Boston. 

Boston Bruins To beat the Blues in Game 4
1.91

Over/under set at 5.5 goals for crucial battle

Whenever you have studs like Jordan Binnington and Tuukka Rask between the posts in the Stanley Cup, it’s safe to assume not too many goals will be scored. Thus far in this Stanley Cup Final, the opposite has been the case.

Through the first three games of this series, both teams have combined for 20 goals: nine in Game 3, five in Game 2 and six in Game 1. With the over-under at 5.5 goals for Game 4, fans would be wise to bet the over, which is at 2.13 on Sports Interaction (the under is 1.74).

While the under might seem like the way to go, both lineups for both teams are simply too powerful to rely on for the next game being a low-scoring contest.

Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues To cover the over in Game 4
2.13

The Stanley Cup is Boston’s to lose

Following its Game 3 win, Boston’s odds to win the Stanley Cup is now at 1.30, while the Blues are at 3.50. As you can see, Boston is the heavy favorite.

With the way Tuukka Rask, Charlie Coyle, Torey Krug and others are playing right now, it feels like the Bruins won’t be stopped from capturing the championship.

Boston Bruins To win the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals
1.30

Though the Blues showed plenty of heart in Game 2, earning a fantastic overtime victory, winning three more games again Boston in this series seems like a near impossible task. Boston should be bet on heavily to win it all, no question about it.

 

How many games will the Stanley Cup Finals go to?

After St. Louis tied things up at 1-1 with its Game 2 victory, this series had all the makings to go to seven games. Now, though, we’ve got a feeling Boston will be able to wrap this one up with a Game 6 victory.

With at least two more games to be played, Boston could very well end up winning the next two showdowns to claim the cup, but we’re going to give St. Louis the benefit of the doubt and pick them to win one more contest. 

However, Boston will prove to be too powerful and close things out with a game to spare at 4-2. Those odds on Sports Interaction are at 2.63.

Boston Bruins To capture the title in Game 6
2.63

Game 3 highlights: Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues

Preview & Picks for Game 3: Bruins @ Blues

Despite the Boston Bruins entering the Stanley Cup Finals as heavy favorites, the St. Louis Blues have made this a series. Boston scored four-unanswered goals to win Game 1 by a score of 4-2, but St. Louis bounced back in a big way, taking Game 2 in overtime 3-2.

Now, the two teams will head to St. Louis for Game 3 on Sunday. Who will come out on top? In this preview, we offer our pick on which team will jump out to a 2-1 series advantage, while also taking a look at some of the other popular prop bets out there fans will want to consider. 

Blues the favorite ahead of Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals

As expected, the Blues hold the upperhand against Boston with the series now heading back to St. Louis for Game 3. Thanks to their spirited 3-2 win in overtime on Wednesday night, the Western Conference team holds 1.84 moneyline odds to win according to Sportsinteraction, while Boston is at 1.98. Everyone outside of St. Louis expected this series to start 2-0 in favor of the Bruins, but the Blues have shown their toughness.

St. Louis Blues To beat Boston Bruins on Game 3 Odds
1.84

And with home-ice advantage now in their favor for Sunday, they're our pick to win Game 3. Goaltender Jordan Binnington has been sensational in the postseason and he'll be counted on again to silence Boston. Make this bet with confidence, as the Blues will be ready to keep the momentum in their corner. 

Bruins still the odds-on pick to win the Stanley Cup Title

Just because the Blues are riding high right now, it doesn't mean we're going to forget just how brilliant this Boston team has been throughout the year. Led by Tuukka Rask's unforgettable performances between the posts, the Bruins have been the best unit in the NHL this year. One loss won't wipe the away. 

According to BetwayBoston remains at 1.72 to lift the Stanley Cup title. St. Louis has seen its odds dramatically rise to 2.15, but the Bruins are still the team to beat.

Boston Bruins To win the Stanley Cup Odds
1.72

Even if they go down 2-1 with a loss on Sunday, fans still need to place their money on them as the outright winners. They're just too good to pack it up now. 

St. Louis will strike first against Boston on Sunday night

You better believe the Enterprise Center is going to be LOUD when the Blues host the Bruins for Game 3. Which team will score first? Sportsinteraction predicts St. Louis to take a 1-0 lead, giving them 1.82 odds, while Boston is 1.88.

St. Louis Blues To score first on Game 3 Odds
1.82

Though the Bruins went up 1-0 in Game 2, St. Louis scored the first two goals in Game 1 and their fans are going to be fired up following Wednesday's OT thriller. The Blues' players could very well play off that energy to get things going with a bang in this one. Who knows, maybe after his game-winning goal in Game 2, Carl Gunnarsson will find the back of the net again on Sunday to open the scoring. 

Bruins and Blues will hit the goals over in Game 3

With Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington as the star goaltenders in these Stanley Cup Finals, who would have thought both Game 1 and Game 2 would be high-scoring affairs? With six goals scored in the opener and five more on Wednesday night, offense is clearly trumping defense between the Blues and Bruins. 

The over/under for Game 3 has already been set at five goals. Though Rask and Binnington are the best in the business, the trend of offensive onslaught should continue over the weekend. The over is set at 1.71 odds, while the under is at 2.18. Make this bet for the over and don't think twice.

Over T5 goals on Game 3 Odds
1.84

Game 2 Highlights: Blues @ Bruins

Game 1 Highlights: Blues @ Bruins

Odds to win the Stanley Cup 2019

Only two teams remain in the hunt to capture the 2019 Stanley Cup. And for fans in Boston and St. Louis, there’s still hope out there. After capturing their conference championships with relative easy, both the Bruins and Blues are fired up at the shot to capture hockey’s most-coveted prize.

Entering the new series, though, Boston is a considerable favorite to come out on top. After they dismantled the Carolina Hurricanes in a four-game sweep, it’s easy to see why. The best NHL Stanley Cup odds for the Bruins are listed as favorites at Betway, while St. Louis is posted as underdogs by the bookmakers at Bodog. The Blues truly have an uphill climb if they want to pull off an upset.

Stanley Cup Finals Schedule 2019

  • Game #1 Monday, May 27: St. Louis @ Boston (4-2)
  • Game #2 Wednesday, May 29: St. Louis (3-2 OT) @ Boston
  • Game #3 Saturday, June 1: Boston (7-2) @ St. Louis
  • Game #4 Monday, June 3: Boston @ St. Louis (4-2)
  • Game #5 Thursday, June 6: St. Louis (2-1) @ Boston
  • Game #6 Sunday, June 9: Boston (5-1) @ St. Louis
  • Game #7 Wednesday, June 12: St. Louis (4-1) @ Boston

The first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals will be played at TD Garden Areana in Boston. Games #3 and #4 shift to the Enterprise Center in St Louis. If the series requires game #5, that will be played in Boston. If the series goes to game #6, it will be played in St Louis. A possible game #7 is back in Beantown. 

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Who is favoured to win the Stanley Cup

Then there were two! Welcome to the 2018-19 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals! The NHL Eastern Conference is represented by the Boston Bruins while the NHL Western Conference challenger is the St. Louis Blues. Playing in the Finals for the 19th time - Bruins are looking for a seventh Cup win.

Boston Bruins, loaded with NHL playoff experience, are consensus Stanley Cup Final chalk over underdog St. Louis Blues. We are backing Boston as 2019 NHL Champions! 

Without a banner, the Blues are making a fourth Cup Final appearance and first since 1970. Entering the NHL in 1967, St. Louis advanced to the NHL Finals during their first three seasons. The Blues are looking for their first Stanley Cup game win after they were swept twice by Montreal and once by Boston. 

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Boston Bruins To Win The Stanley Cup Odds
1.34

Stanley Cup Finals

Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Odds: (1.34)

Finishing second in the Eastern Conference, behind the first round playoff eliminated Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston posted a 49-24-9 regular season record after the 82 game grind. With their season point totals in brackets, the Bruins were led by Brad Marchand (100) David Pastrnak (81) Patrice Bergeron (79) and David Keejci (73) on offense. Sharing the work load with Jaroslav Halak (22-11-4), Tuukka Rask started 46 games and posted a 27-13-4 record.

Looking like a rough and tumble powerhouse, which has long been their calling card, Boston was challenged by Toronto in the quarterfinals. The Bruins needed seven games to knock off the Maple Leafs and advance. After going down 2-1, vs Columbus in the East Conference semifinals, Boston won three straight to eliminate the Blue Jackets with a 4-2 series win. Boston then blew away the Hurricanes during a 4-0 sweep of Carolina. The Bruins are rock solid.

Stanley Cup Futures Odds 2019

St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Odds: (3.30)

Owning a 0-12 Stanley Cup Finals record, St. Louis looks to get off the schneid vs Boston. The Blues, who were dead last in the NHL on January 2, 2019, have been red-hot recently. St Louis (45-28-9) finished fifth in the West. Ryan O'Reilly (77) Vladimir Tarasenko (68) Brayden Schenn (54) and David Perron (46) led the Blues regular season scoring. Rookie Jordan Binnington (24-5-1) became the Blues starting goaltender in early January and has shined ever since.

Fighting adversity, for months now, St. Louis was tied 2-2 with Winnipeg before grounding the Jets with a 4-2 quarterfinal series victory. A low scoring series was next up as the Blues needed a full seven games to eliminate the Dallas Stars during a hard fought semifinal fight. Down 2-1 vs San Jose, and shafted by a missed call in Game 3, St. Louis bounced back and won three straight to send the Sharks to the sidelines. The Blues are in a tough spot vs Boston.

Stanley Cup Final Game 2 Odds and Prediction:

After St. Louis jumped out to the 2-0 lead in Game 1, Boston roared back with four straight goals to post a 4-2 win and take a 1-0 Cup Final series lead. At home, at TD Garden arena, the Bruins are Game 2 favorites at -1.5 (2.59) on the puck line and (1.59) straight up. Bettors backing the Blues receive +1.5 (1.52) ATS odds and (2.45) on the win price at Spin Sports.

Pick: The Big Bad Bruins win and cover NHL Cup Final Game 2

Boston Bruins moneyline To Win Game 2 Odds
1.59

Boston Bruins Puckline of -1.5 To Win Game 2 Odds
2.69

Conference Finals

Boston Bruins 1.62 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.

Boston Bruins To Win The Stanley Cup Odds
1.62

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

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.

San Jose Sharks 2019 Stanley Cup Playoff Eliminated
OTB

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 2.40 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.  

Stanley Cup Future Odds

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.

St. Louis Blues To Win The Stanley Cup Odds
2.40

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.

Carolina Hurricanes 2019 Stanley Cup Playoff Eliminated
OTB

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.

Pick San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Longshot Odds
8.00

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)

Boston is consensus Stanley Cup Final chalk over underdog St. Louis

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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.

Who is favored to win the Stanley Cup

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).

Latest Stanley Cup Odds 2019

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

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