Football season is done. College basketball is headed towards the postseason and the NCAA Tournament. Baseball season is more than likely going to be delayed, which means the stage is open for the NHL.
Before we know it, we will be headed towards the postseason and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the current favorites to win the Stanley Cup, and a few teams to look out for in the playoffs. Let’s get right to it so you can make your bets against the Stanley Cup Odds.
Current Stanley Cup Odds and Favorites
Colorado Avalanche +471
After a slow start to the season, the Colorado Avalanche are starting to run away with the Central Division. The Avalanche could not finish the job last season but are the current favorites to win it all this year for the Stanley Cup.
With a record of 34-9-4, the Avalanche hold the best record in the Western Conference and they lead by nine points. You may be surprised to hear that Nathan MacKinnon does not lead the team in points or goals.
Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche in points with 62. Mikko Rantanen leads the team in goals with 24. The Avalanche have five players with 40 or more points.
Darcy Kuemper has been phenomenal this season with a record of 23-5-2. He holds a save percentage of .918 and a goals-against average of 2.45.
At +471 odds, the Colorado Avalanche would be a great team to pick as the Stanley Cup Champions.
Tampa Bay Lightning +750
The back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions currently have the second-best odds to win the Stanley Cup. They have a long way to go if they want to chase down the record for the most Stanley Cups in a row by one team, but they have a great chance of doing that.
Currently tied for the most points in the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning are looking for three in a row. They won the Stanley Cup in the bubble due to the Coronavirus, and they won last year over the Montreal Canadiens.
Due to the new divisions and COVID shortened season, two Eastern Conference teams faced off in the Stanley Cup. This year has been great for one team that was in the Stanley Cup last year, that being the Lightning.
Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay in points and assists so far this season. Stamkos has scored 23 goals to go along with 55 points.
Three in a row would be very impressive, and it may not hurt to put money on the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions at +750.
The next few favorites are as listed:
One team to look out for and it would not hurt to put money on is the St. Louis Blues are +2500. The Blues have to figure out the goalie issues they face, but that offense is just as good as any in the league. They have experience of winning a Stanley Cup before, along with plenty of good, young talent coming up.
The Blues are third in their division, but also happen to be third in the Western Conference. That speaks volumes for how tough the Central Division is this season. Do not be surprised to see St. Louis make a run this postseason.