The 2019 NHL regular season is over and 5Dimes oddsmakers have relased the updated betting odds to win the 2019 Stanley Cup.
NHL Stanley Cup Odds & Picks
- Tampa Bay Lightning +225
- Calgary Flames +800
- Nashville Predators +1100
- Boston Bruins +1150
- San Jose Sharks +1155
- Washington Capitals +1200
- Vegas Golden Knights +1325
- St. Louis Blues +1375
- Winnipeg Jets +1400
- New York Islanders +1650
- Toronto Maple Leafs +1875
- Pittsburgh Penguins +2650
- Dallas Stars +2700
- Colorado Avalanche +2750
- Carolina Hurricanes +2800
- Columbus Blue Jackets +3000
The Stanely Cup Betting Favorite: Tampa Bay Lightning +250
Tampa’s been the best team in NHL this season and it really hasn’t been close. The Lightning dominated the regular season, going 62-16-3-1. They racked up 128 points. The next closest team in the Eastern Conference were the Boston Bruins with 107 points, then came the Washington Capitals with 104 points.
But as great as Tampa Bay has been, the Lightning aren’t a lock to win the Stanley Cup. Lest we forgot, the Lightning entered last year’s NHL Playoffs as the best team in the league. They failed to make it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, much less win the hardware.
This season, Tampa’s played at such a high-level that they could again go off form in the playoffs. If they do, there are enough quality teams in the East to keep the Lightning from making the Stanley Cup Finals just like what happened in 2018.
Stanley Cup Betting Smart Pick: Washington Capitals +1000
Washington’s the team that beat the Lightning last year. The Caps upset Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals on their way to dominating the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Capitals are coming up to this year’s NHL Playoffs almost the same way they came up to last year’s NHL Playoffs. They overtook the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins to win the Metropolitan Division. They also head into the playoffs hot, having gone 5-2 on the moneyline to end the regular season. Teams can win back-to-back in NHL. Washington’s peaking at the perfect time and should be very difficult to beat if the Lightning face them in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Stanley Cup Betting Long Shot: Vegas Golden Knights +2000
Vegas, a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, had a tough start. Vegs looked like one of the worst teams in the Western Conference, but shortly before the all-star break, the Golden Knights stepped it up. They’ve been stepping it up ever since and start their quest for a repeat chance at the title as a third seed in the NHL Western Conference Playoffs.
Vegas does enter the playoffs on a downturn, having gone 1-7 on the moneyline in their last 8. But, they’re relatively healthy and Mar-Andre Fleury had 35 wins during the regular season. Vegas could surprise like they did last season once the playoffs start. That makes them a solid longshot play.