Updated Stanley Cup Odds – November 30th.

Updated Stanley Cup Odds – November 30th Edition

Written by on November 30, 2018

With the 2018-19 NHL regular season slowly moving toward its unofficial midway point, NHL hockey betting enthusiasts are starting to get a better read on just which teams will likely turn out to be legitimate title contenders and which ones will likely turn out to be nothing more than mere pretenders.

Better yet, the expert NHL insight that you’re about to get on three teams that could win it all this season could help you cash in on a value-packed, season-long futures odds to win the 2019 Stanley Cup. Okay, with that said, let’s get started.

Updated Stanley Cup Odds – November 30th

The Favorite

  • Toronto Maple Leafs 6/1

The Leafs are the prohibitive favorites for a reason and it’s because they look virtually unbeatable more often than not. Toronto has been nothing short of outstanding at both ends of the ice in ranking a phenomenal third in scoring (3.6 gpg) and goals allowed (2.6 gpg).

The Leafs are getting an MVP-caliber campaign out of right winger Mitch Marner (6 goals, 30 assists, third) who has seemingly assisted on every goal the Leafs have scored this season. Newly acquired veteran John Tavares is eighth in scoring and defenseman Morgan Reilly is tied for 13th. Goalie Frederick Andersen is fifth in goals-against average (2.26) and third in save percentage (.932).

Toronto has been very good at home (9-5) and even better on the road (9-3). Even as the overall favorite, Toronto is offering a ton of futures odds value if you ask me.

The Smart Pick

  • Nashville Predators 7/1

The Predators (17-7-1) might not be the prohibitive favorites, but I think they should be – because they’ve been the best team in hockey from the very start of the regular season. Nashville has been mostly dominating their opponents in ranking an encouraging 10th in scoring (3.3 gpg) and a league-leading first in goals allowed (2.4 gpg).

Goalie Pekka Rinne is playing some of his best hockey in compiling a 10-4 record and stupendous, league-leading 1.77 goals against average and league-leading .938 save percentage. Left winger Filip Forsberg is 11th in goals with 14 while center Ryan Johnson 921 points), defenseman Roman Josi (18 points), center Kyle Turris (16 points) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (15 points) are all pretty much playing out of their collective minds.

The Predators are also getting done equally well at home and on the road, going 9-4 at home and 8-3-1 on the road. Yes, it’s a long season, but Nashville has the look of a team that is going to be very difficult to dispatch this season, just as they have been for each of the last three seasons.

The Longshot

  • Buffalo Sabres 40/1

I don’t know why the Sabres (17-6-2) haven’t had their odds shortened by now, but if they keep playing the way they have so far this season, they certainly will, so if I were you, I’d make an NHL futures odds wager in the MyBookie Sportsbook on Buffalo to win it all right now!

The Sabres look like a long shot at the latest Stanley Cup Odds.

Buffalo has won 10 straight heading into Thursday night’s huge matchup against Tampa Bay. The Sabres are ranked a modest 16th in scoring (3.0 gpg), but a fantastic fifth in goals allowed 92.7 gpg).

Buffalo has held seven of their last 10 opponents – and four straight – at the time of this writing, to two goals or less. Veteran left-winger Jeff Skinner is tied for the league lead in goals with 19 while center Jack Eichel is fourth in assists with 28. Goaltender Carter Hutton has exceeded expectations in a big way and the Sabres look very real right now.

“(The) last 10 games, when it’s a tight game, we feel confident,” defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen said. “If we’re down, we don’t panic. We believe. We have the belief now.’

Complete Stanley Cup Odds

  • Toronto Maple Leafs 6/1
  • Nashville Predators 7/1
  • Tampa Bay Lightning 15/2
  • Boston Bruins 10/1
  • Winnipeg Jets 10/1
  • San Jose Sharks 12/1
  • Pittsburgh Penguins 16/1
  • Washington Capitals 20/1
  • Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1
  • Minnesota Wild 25/1
  • Philadelphia Flyers 25/1
  • Vegas Golden Knights 25/1
  • Anaheim Ducks 33/1
  • Calgary Flames 33/1
  • Colorado Avalanche 33/1
  • Dallas Stars 33/1
  • Edmonton Oilers 33/1
  • St. Louis Blues 33/1
  • Arizona Coyotes 40/1
  • Buffalo Sabres 40/1
  • Florida Panthers 40/1
  • Los Angeles Kings 40/1
  • New York Islanders 40/1
  • Carolina Hurricanes 50/1
  • Chicago Blackhawks 50/1
  • Montreal Canadiens 50/1
  • New York Rangers 50/1
  • Vancouver Canucks 50/1
  • New Jersey Devils 66/1
  • Detroit Red Wings 100/1
  • Ottawa Senators 100/1
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