The 2019 NHL regular season is hitting the home stretch. That makes it a perfect time to take a closer look at 5Dimes’ updated 2019 Stanley Cup betting odds. Let’s get started.
Odds & Picks To Win The 2019 Stanley Cup
Who are the 2019 Stanley Cup betting favorites heading into NHL regular season’s home stretch?
Stanley Cup Betting Favorites
- Tampa Bay Lightning +350
- San Jose Sharks +800
- Boston Bruins +870
- Winnipeg Jets +950
- Toronto Maple Leafs +1000
- Calgary Flames +1050
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the heavy favorite to win the 2019 Stanley Cup at +350, but their journey to the Finals could turn perilous after the first round. Tampa Bay will run away with the Presidents’ Trophy while leading scorer Nikita Kucherov is likely to capture the Hart Trophy. That will pit the Lightning against either Columbus or Montreal in the first round. Neither opponent is an upset threat. Their second-round matchup will be a hell of a series, against Toronto or Boston. The Maple Leafs are +1000 to win the Cup, and the Bruins are +870.
In the West, the San Jose Sharks are the top betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup at +800. The Sharks are a team of veterans (Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, and Brent Burns) chasing their first Cups, as well as the first for the frustrated Shark fans. The second best team out of the West are the Winnipeg Jets who are listed at +950 to win the Stanley Cup. A Winnipeg Jets and San Jose West final could be more entertaining than any possible Cup Final. Both teams are offensive minded, currently ranked as the second- and sixth-highest-scoring groups, respectively. But both teams can play hard-checking, grind it out hockey. Home-ice advantage will be highly critical. The Jets have an NHL-best 31.0 percent power play at home while the Sharks a West-leading 23-5-5 win/loss record at the Shark Tank.
Joining Toronto and Winnipeg on my list of Stanley Cup favorites are the Calgary Flames at +1050. All three teams have a shot to end Canada’s 25-year Stanley Cup drought.
Stanley Cup Betting Contenders
Who are the top contenders to win the 2019 Stanley Cup?
- Nashville Predators/Vegas Golden Knights +1200
- Washington Capitals +1300
- St. Louis Blues +1600
- New York Islanders +1800
- Pittsburgh Penguins +2000
After a phenomenal inaugural season that ended with the Las Vegas Golden Knights losing the Stanley Cup Finals to the Washington Capitals, the Golden Knights went all-in on both the offseason and deadline trade markets. Vegas is listed +1200 to win the 2010 Stanley Cup, tied with the Nashville Predators who have upgraded their roster around the edges thanks to a deep roster.
The defending champion Capitals are listed at +1300 to match the Penguins’ back-to-back Cups and take a step closer to becoming a future dynasty.
Stanley Cup Betting Longshots
Are there any 2019 Stanley Cup longshots who are worth a flyer?
- Carolina Hurricanes +2300
- Columbus Blue Jackets +3000
- Montreal Canadiens +5000
- Dallas Stars +5500
- Minnesota Wild +8500
No Chance To Win The Stanley Cup
- Arizona Coyotes +10000
- Colorado Avalanche +15000
- Philadelphia Flyers +17500
- Edmonton Oilers/Chicago Blackhawks +25000
- Buffalo Sabres/Florida Panthers +50000
- Vancouver Canucks +75000
- New York Rangers/Anaheim Ducks +250000