Updated NHL Stanley Cup Odds – May 14th Edition

Written by on May 14, 2018

With just four teams still in the hunt to win the 2018 NHL Season, the field is almost as small as it could possibly get. This means you’ve got at least a 25% chance of nailing your current Stanley Cup Odds wager no matter which team you wager on to win it all. However, with both conference finals already underway and the Eastern Conference heading to Game 3 at the time of this writing, those percentages are a bit higher – especially if you favor the two teams that are up on their respective conference finals opponents. No matter which of the four teams you like though, you’re about to get the expert insight you’ll need in order to nail your NHL future odds wager. Now, let’s get to it before another puck drops.

Updated NHL Stanley Cup Odds – May 14th Edition

Winnipeg Jets

  • Stanley Cup Odds: 17/10
I said it several times at the start of the playoffs, but if there’s one team that everyone should be scared of, it’s Winnipeg! The Jets are truly elite at both ends of the ice as they rank second in scoring (3.3 gpg) and fifth in goals allowed (2.6 gpg). The Jets took out Minnesota in five games in the opening round and beat Nashville on the road in Game 7 of their conference semifinals. Winnipeg jumped all over Vegas in Game 1 to record a 4-2 win over the Knights and just have the look of a team that is not going to be denied. There’s a reason the Jets are now the prohibitive favorites – and it’s because they’re the best pick (and my pick) to win it all!

Washington Capitals

  • Stanley Cup Odds: 9/4
The Caps have won both of the first two games in the Eastern Conference Finals against Tampa Bay despite being on the road and now they look like a virtual lock to reach the NHL finals as this series heads to the nation’s capital for Game 3. Washington recorded a 4-2 win in Game 1 as Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and added an assist and they routed the league’s top scoring team even worse in their stunning 6-2 win in Game 2 with Ovechkin scoring again. Right now, the Caps are undoubtedly a great pick to win the Stanley Cup finals. “I think we’ve got to be greedy,” Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen told reporters. “We’ve got to want more because this is a heck of a run. I don’t know if there is a group out there that knows how hard it is to get to this point (more than this one). So don’t waste the opportunity.”

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Stanley Cup Odds: 14/5
I won’t lie. I didn’t think Washington was going to get past high-scoring Tampa Bay in a series that looked like a shootout just waiting to happen, but right now, I don’t see the Lightning being able to come back against a Washington team that suddenly looks like it has a date with destiny. The Stanley Cup Odds for the Lightning are not looking good right now. Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy looks shaken and conversely, the Lightning has been repeatedly stonewalled by Washington goalie Braden Holtby. Things aren’t looking good for Tampa Bay right now and I believe your money would be better spent elsewhere.

Las Vegas Golden Knights

  • Stanley Cup Odds: 17/4
Like everyone else, I love the expansion Golden Knights and I certainly don’t think they’re incapable of coming back against Winnipeg as they head to Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals matchup, particularly seeing as how they’re also elite at both ends of the ice in ranking fifth in scoring (3.3 gpg) and eighth in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). However, I just don’t see the Knights having enough offensive firepower to keep up with a Winnipeg team that can light the lamp in the blink of an eye. Again, while the Knights still have a shot to both, beat Winnipeg and the winner in the east, my guess right now is that the end is near for Vegas.

Last 10 Stanley Cup Winners

  • 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2015: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2014: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2013: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2012: Los Angeles Kings
  • 2011: Boston Bruins
  • 2010: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2008: Detroit Red Wings