With the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs heating up faster and getting hotter than fish grease as it moves further into the second round of action, it’s time to take a look at the most recent odds to win the Stanley Cup trophy. Whether you like one of the top title favorites like Vegas, Tampa Bay or Boston or you prefer backing a longer shot contender like Philadelphia or Vancouver, you’re going to get the expert NHL insight you’ll need in order to make the most of your Stanley Cup futures odd wagers. Let’s jump right into actions so you can bet on their NHL odds.
NHL Updated Stanley Cup Odds to Win : Title Winner, Favorites, Upset Picks
Odds to Win 2020 Stanley Cup
- Vegas +270
- Tampa Bay +500
- Boston +500
- Dallas +500
- NY Islanders +600
- Colorado +1100
- Philadelphia +1200
- Vancouver +1500
Vegas finished the regular season as one of the two hottest teams in the league (alongside Philadelphia). Despite ranking what looks like a modest 13th in scoring (3.2 gpg) and goals allowed (2.9 gpg), the Knights have had the look of legitimate Stanley Cup favorite. Vegas has won eight of their last 10 games and smacked Vancouver senseless in their 4-0 series-opening win on Sunday. While Vancouver showed up in a big way to record an emphatic 5-2 win in Game 2 on Tuesday night, the Golden Knights certainly won’t be rattled moving forward. Vegas is getting great production up and down their lineup with Alex Tuch scoring six goals, Mark Stone, five goals, Shea Theodore and Reilly Smith, four goals and Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty, three goals apiece.
After dispatching Columbus in five difficult games, Tampa Bay looks like a great shot to come out of the Eastern Conference at the very least. While the Lightning lost their series-opener against Boston 3-2 on Sunday, they rebounded nicely to pick up a hard-fought 4-3 win in overtime on Tuesday. Tampa Bay finished the regular season ranked first in scoring (3.5 gpg) and an encouraging eighth in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). Superstar team leaders Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov have scored five and three goals respectively in the playoffs while adding an identical seven assists. More importantly, the Lightning have allowed three goals or less in nine of their last 10 games and that kind of defense could easily lead them to the Stanley Cup trophy.
After some sluggish play in their round robin contests, Boston got their act together in a big way to dispatch Carolina in five games in the first round. The Bruins then kicked off their second round showdown against Tampa Bay with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Lightning before falling 4-3 in overtime in Game 2 on Tuesday. Still, Boston finished the regular season ranked first in defense (2.4 gpg) while also ranking a solid ninth in scoring (3.2 gpg). While Boston has superstar goal-scorer David Pastrnak back on the ice after he opened the playoffs with an injury, the loss of goalie Tukka Rask could be the blow that stops them in their quest for this year’s Stanley Cup.
No. 3 Dallas is looking damned good right now! The Stars are up on No. 2 Colorado 2-0 in their second round series and have scored an identical five goals in each of the first two games while keeping Colorado’s fourth-ranked offense (3.4 gpg) largely in check for the most part. More importantly, Dallas won four straight regular season contests in this series before falling to the Avs 4-0 in their round robin matchup on Aug. 5. Joe Pavelski has scored a team-high seven goals in 11 playoff games while Denis Gurianov and Alexander Radulov has added six and five goals respectively. Right now, the Stars, winners of five straight games, look like they’re capable of beating anyone – or maybe it’s just the Avalanche they completely own.
Upset Special – Philadelphia
The Flyers lost all three regular season meetings against the Islanders before getting man-handled in their series-opening 5-3 loss against New York on Monday night. No matter, I still believe Philly can win this series while potentially upsetting the winner of the Bruins-Lightning series as well. At the time of this writing, Philadelphia was leading Game 2 by the score of 3-0 approximately five minutes into the second period. The Flyers needed six games to dispatch a feisty Montreal Canadiens squad, but this is a team that finished the regular season on fire and kept up their winning ways in their round robin matchups just prior to the start of the playoffs. Philadelphia ranks seventh in scoring (3.3 gpg) and goals allowed (2.8 gpg) and still has plenty of upset potential, thanks t their gifted young goalie Carter Hart and an offense that can put goals on the board in a hurry.
Stanley Cup Winner
I picked Vegas and Philly to meet in the Stanley Cup finals and I believe that pairing will still happen, even though Philadelphia is going to have their hands completely full in getting out of the Eastern Conference. In the end, I’m still going with Vegas to win it all based on the way they’ve been scoring goals and getting great net-minding from Robin Lehner and to a lesser degree, veteran Marc Andre-Fleury. The Golden Knights look like a team on a mission and I believe they’ll complete their quest by winning the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup!
Pick: Vegas Golden Knights