As we approach a new calendar year, we’ve just finished week 10 in the NHL season. We’ll review who the favorites are, the smart picks, and our underdog to hoist the Stanley Cup in June by taking another look at the odds to win the Stanley Cup futures betting odds.
Updated Stanley Cup Odds after week 10
Boston Bruins (+600)
The Boston Bruins remain the best team in the NHL with an incredible 24-4-2 record. The Bruins went 3-1 from December 11th to the 17th, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights, New York Islanders, and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Despite continuing to roll through an incredible 2022-23, the Bruins’ odds dropped this week, giving you more value on the best team in hockey to win the Stanley Cup.
Colorado Avalanche (+620)
Despite Colorado’s incredible injury report this season, the Avalanche are still the second-ranked favorite to win the Stanley Cup. Colorado has a 16-11-2 record, Colorado went 3-1 last week, and Alexandar Georgiev looks like a goalie that can take the Avs back to the Stanley Cup final.
Some might doubt the Avs because of their early season injuries, but Colorado will get healthy and will be a threat to go back-to-back as Stanley Cup Champions.
Vegas Golden Knights (+730)
The other favorite in the Western Conference is the Vegas Golden Knights, currently ranked second in the NHL and first in the Pacific Division with a 22-10-1 record. Vegas went 2-2 last week, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets but losing to the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins.
Carolina Hurricanes (+1050)
The Hurricanes are coming, and the New Jersey Devils (21-8-2) are under threat. We still like the New Jersey Devils (+1225) as one of our potential Stanley Cup Champions. However, the Devils went 0-4 last week and are riding a five-game losing streak, and are now tied on points with the Carolina Hurricanes (19-6-6) atop the Metropolitan Division.
Carolina went 4-0 last week, defeating Detroit, Seattle, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. The Hurricanes are riding a five-game winning streak and have won 9 of the last ten games. Carolina was a preseason favorite and has gotten excellent goaltending from Pyotr Kochetkov over the last games.
Toronto Maple Leafs (+820)
The Toronto Maple Leafs are ranked fifth in the NHL with a 19-7-6 record. With the help of Mitch Marner’s 23-game point-scoring streak and good goaltending, the Maple Leafs are rising in the NHL standings while their Stanley Cup futures betting odds shrink.
Toronto went 1-2 last week, losing the last two games to the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals after winning 9 of the last ten games. Toronto is in the Atlantic Divison and will likely have to go through Boston (+600) and Tampa Bay (+1100) to win the Stanley Cup. But this could be the team and the year that the Maple Leafs finally break through and win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup since 1967.
Dallas Stars (+1600)
Do not discount Jason Robertson, Jake Oettinger, and the Dallas Stars as potential Stanley Cup champions. The Stars are currently ranked first in the Central Division with an 18-8-6 record, with Winnipeg (20-10-1) right behind them. The Stars’ odds are also lower because most people figure Colorado will emerge from the Central Division when the dust settles.
However, the Stars have a good chance of making it out of the Central with Robertson and Oettinger as the key pieces to win the Stanley Cup.
New York Rangers (+1750)
Who are the New York Rangers? The Rangers were among the preseason favorites to win the 2022-23 Stanley Cup and have struggled early this season. The Rangers are currently ranked third in the Metropolitan Division with an 18-10-5 record and have won seven games in a row, including victories over Vegas, St. Louis, Colorado, New Jersey, and Toronto.
Maybe it’s a run of excellent performances, and New York will falter and fade out of contention. Or maybe the Rangers have found their groove in front of Igor Shesterkin and are finally giving the 2022 Vezina Trophy winner the scoring support he has earned. Regardless, the Rangers have fought back into contention and, at +1750, are a longshot that could payout if Shesterkin leads the Rangers back to the Stanley Cup finals.