The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on April 25 and will conclude on either June 8 or 9. From the Los Angeles Kings to the Montreal Canadiens, here are the odds compiled by the best sportsbooks that predict which teams will meet in the postseason.
Best Bet To Win The Stanley Cup
The Los Angeles Kings are heavy favourites to win the Stanley Cup. They have been one of the most consistent teams all season and have the talent to make it three wins from the last three years. They are 11/4 to win the Stanley Cup before the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on April 25.
The New York Islanders and Calgary Flames both hold a +300 odd to beat Los Angeles and both teams have a decent chance of making it to the final. The Islanders only need to win one of their last three games while the Flames must win two out of five. Both teams are +400 to win the Stanley Cup so laying those amounts at the start of the season would not be a bad idea.
Who Will Be The 2019 Stanley Cup Champion?
The defending Stanley Cup champion Nashville Predators are 15/8 to retain the title. They are three points ahead of the Minnesota Wild. The defending champions remain favourite, mainly due to their impressive regular season. The Preds went 15-3-1 over the last twenty games of the season which included a 12-game winning streak. If they can keep up their form into the playoffs, then Nashville should win another championship.
Tampa Bay Lightning are 12/1 to win the Stanley Cup. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Tampa Bay Lightning and they will be looking to celebrate by bringing the Stanley Cup back to Florida for the first time in a decade. Wins during the regular season against some of the other odds-on favourites are worth around +2500 in total profit for the Lightning. The Bolts have been one of the most consistent teams all season long and they look to continue that in the playoffs.
What Will Be The Most Profitable Market To Bet On The Stanley Cup?
The Calgary Flames currently offer the best odds on the market, followed by the Nashville Predators. It’s worth noting that all three teams are in the same conference so if you’re looking to make some money, then placing a bet on a team from the Central division might not be the worst idea. This year’s Stanley Cup could see some compelling matches, particularly involving the Nashville Predators. The Boston Bruins have become a popular choice with bettors because of their high-scoring offence.
Nashville was the best team in the regular season so they should have the edge over the Chicago Blackhawks in the conference semifinals. The team is led by some of the leagues best forwards including Alex Tuch and Ryan Johansen who have combined for 85 points in the last ten games. Tuch and Johansen are both +1600 to score a hat trick in one game while Chicago’s Jonathan Toews is +3300 to do the same. In the conference finals, the Nashville Predators will look to take out the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The winner will then face the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
Those are the main odds to win the Stanley Cup for the next three months. Compiling a list of top 10 NHL teams is no easy feat, but if you want to make some money, then keeping an eye on the defending champions, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, and Calgary Flames is a great place to start. Betting on a team from the Central division or the New York Rangers is also worth considering since this year’s draft class is packed with American talent. Keep checking back here for the latest odds as the playoffs draw closer.