Maple Leafs and Oilers Emerge as Stanley Cup Favorites

  • The Maple Leafs and the Oilers are tied as the favorite to win the 2023 Stanley Cup.
  • The Maple Leafs and the Stars at +850 is one of the best Stanley Cup matchup bets.
  • The Panthers knocking out the Bruins helped shorten the Maple Leafs' odds to win it all.

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers are tied as current favorites to win the 2023 Stanley Cup after both the Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche were eliminated in the first round on home ice in game seven.

2023 Stanley Cup Odds

  • Toronto Maple Leafs +350
  • Edmonton Oilers +350
  • Dallas Stars +550
  • Vegas Golden Knights +600
  • Carolina Hurricanes +700
  • Florida Panthers +1000
  • New Jersey Devils +1200
  • Seattle Kraken +1200
  • New York Rangers +1400

The Bruins and the Avalanche were the two favorites at online NHL sportsbooks to win the Stanley Cup before they were eliminated by Wild Card teams.

Maple Leafs a Better Team to Back for Winning the Stanley Cup

Even though their odds are tied with the Oilers, the Maple Leafs are the much better bet for taking the 2O23 Stanley Cup. The Leafs won three overtime games against the Lightning in Tampa, showing their ability to close out games and end up on top.

The Maple Leafs are playing the Panthers in the second round, who are a Wild Card team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Over the 2022-23 regular season, Toronto owned FL going 3-1, and has already proved in these playoffs that they can win in FL, going 3-0 against the Lightning in the Sunshine State.

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The Oilers also played three overtime games in their series against the LA Kings and went 1-2 in those games. The Oilers also have to face the higher seed in the second round, as they are playing the top seed in the West in the Vegas Golden Knights.

Betting on the Stanley Cup Matchup

Online sportsbooks have +850 odds for the Dallas Stars and the Maple Leafs to meet in the Stanley Cup Final, as they are both facing a Wild Card team in the second round. In order to reach the Stanley Cup Final, the Stars will have to beat the Kraken and the winner of the Golden Knights and Oilers series

Outside of two losses to the Oilers, the Stars regular season record over these teams was impressive:

  • Stars Against the Knights 3-0
  • Stars Against the Kraken 2-1
  • Stars Against the Oilers 1-2