NHL Betting: Vegas Listed As New Favorite To Win Stanley Cup

  • The Vegas Golden Knights have +325 odds to win the Stanley Cup Finals
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have -153 odds to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • The Colorado Avalanche are favored to beat the Arizona Coyotes with -183 odds.
  • The Boston Bruins have -125 odds to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • The St. Louis Blues have -135 odds over the Vancouver Canucks.

TORONTO – As Round 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are coming to an end, the odds to win the championship have seen quite the shift.

Online sportsbooks have NHL odds favoring the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley cup with +325 odds.

Stanley Cup Winner

  • Vegas Golden Knights +325
  • Colorado Avalanche +500
  • Philadelphia Flyers +550
  • Tampa Bay Lightning +650
  • Boston Bruins +750
  • New York Islanders +750
  • Vancouver Canucks +1500
  • Calgary Flames +2000
  • Dallas Stars +2000
  • Carolina Hurricanes +2200
  • St. Louis Blues +2400
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +2800
  • Montreal Canadiens +6000
  • Arizona Coyotes +7000
  • Chicago Blackhawks +30000

Vegas’ odds have seen a huge jump as they opened up at +850 and have now worked their way up to +325. Their playoff hockey has been excellent as they lead the Blackhawks in the first round at a 3-1 series right now. Also, since entering the NHL’s bubble, they have gone 6-1. This should be more than enough for bettors to comfortably bet on Vegas here to win the Stanley Cup.

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Kicking off playoff hockey today are the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Lightning are currently favored going into Game 4 of the first round.

Lightning vs. Blue Jackets

  • Lightning (-153) vs. Blue Jackets (+138)
  • Over 5 (-118), Under 5 (+107)

The Lightning are seen as the favorites being that they currently hold a 2-1 series advantage over the Columbus Blue Jackets and are looking to put an even stronger hold on the series.

Columbus has not been a team to lose sleep over as they have lost four games since the season’s restart while the Lightning have lost just two games. Bettors can expect the Lightning to win here taking a 3-1 lead.

Looking at the point total here, those bettors wanting to make extra cash can do so here betting on the under. In this series, the over has not been hit at all.

It has pushed twice but and has stayed under once. Bettors do not have to worry about the Lightning scoring as much as the Blue Jackets. Bettors can take the under here with ease.

Colorado Avalanche Vs. Arizona Coyotes

The second game four action of the day is between the Colorado Avalanche and the Arizona Coyotes where the Avalanche are seen as the favorites to win.

Avalanche vs. Coyotes

  • Avalanche (-183) vs. Coyotes (+165)
  • Over 5 (-140), Under 5 (+127)

The Avalanche are seen as the clear favorites here for a reason. They have a clear hold on the series as they are up 2-1 after taking the first two games.

They have also only lost twice since the season returned to action. Not to mention, their odds to win the championship are second on the odds board. For Arizona, they have not had the run they were hoping for as they have dropped three games in the restart and are also own the second-worst odds to win the Stanley Cup.

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Bettors can bank on Colorado to take a commanding 3-1 lead.

As for the total points, bettors will need to hope and pray that Colorado can score enough to help reach the over here. In the series thus far, the over has been hit once, pushed once and has also stayed under once. Bettors should take advantage of the long odds on the under, as Arizona has had trouble putting points on the board.

Boston Bruins Vs. Carolina Hurricanes

In the third game of the day, the Boston Bruins are favored to take a 3-1 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bruins vs. Hurricanes

  • Bruins (-125) vs. Hurricanes (+113)
  • Over 5 (-138), Under 5 (+125)

Although the Bruins are seen as the favorites here, this is one matchup where bettors could potentially take the risk and bet on the Hurricanes to take Game 4 and even things up.

The Bruins went into the restart and immediately lost their first three games before round one began. As for the Hurricanes, they came out strong as they won their first three games.

They also managed to steal a game to make the series a little more interesting. That being said, bettors can take a chance here and take the Hurricanes.

Looking at the point total, bettors can stick with the over as the favorite here as both teams have proven that they can score. The Bruins for obvious reasons being that they hold the series lead and the Hurricanes have scored three or more goals on four occasions during their six games in the restart.

St. Louis Blues Vs. Vancouver Canucks

In the final game of the day, the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks will be facing off in Game 4 of their series.

Blues vs. Canucks

  • Blues (-135) vs. Canucks (+122)
  • Over 5.5 (+113), Under 5.5 (-124)

Those looking to make a riskier bet should be doing so on the Canucks as all signs here are pointing towards them evening up the series a 2-2.

One important factor that all bettors should keep in mind for this series is the NHL odds win the championship. The Canucks (+1500) have much shorter odds to win the finals than the Blues (+2400). This should be more than enough for bettors to place their bets on the Canucks here.

Another riskier bet can come on the point total here as bettors take the over despite it not being favored. In the three games that the series has already seen, the over has been hit twice and pushed once. Bettors can take the over for easy money.