Stanley Cup Odds & Picks

Stanley Cup Odds & Picks

The second half of the NHL season is underway making it a perfect time to take a closer look at the 2019 Stanley Cup odds, top picks, favorites, contenders, and betting long shots.

2019 Stanley Cup Odds & Picks

Ten weeks are left in the 2019 NHL season. There is still much to be decided outside of Tampa Bay’s runaway pace in the Atlantic. 23 of the 31 teams are within five points of a playoff berth. Now let’s take a closer look at 2019’s Stanley Cup betting favorites, contenders, and long shots.

2019 Stanley Cup Betting Favorites

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the clear-cut Stanley Cup betting favorites. As the second half of the season starts, Tampa leads the league with 76 points and a 13-point edge over the next best team in the Eastern Conference. Anything short of a Stanley Cup will be a disappointment for the Lightning after losing in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals and Game 7 of the conference finals in 2016 and ’18.

Last season Tampa Bay lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals in the conference final. After going up three games to two, the Lightning were shutout 7-0 in the next two games.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +290
  • Calgary Flames +700
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +875
  • Winnipeg Jets +900
  • Vegas Golden Knights +975
  • Nashville Predators +1000

The top of the Stanley Cup Finals futures board includes the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Winnipeg Jets. 2019 is Canada’s best shot at winning the Cup since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens.

Rounding out 2019’s top picks are the Vegas Golden Knights and Nashville Predators. Both are the two most recent Western Conference finalists and are strong puck-possession teams that can get hot on a dime.

2019 Stanley Cup Betting Contenders

If you are looking for more value on your Stanley Cup bet then consider looking at teams with greater than 10/1 odds to win.

  • San Jose Sharks +1300
  • New York Islanders +1800
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +1850
  • Washington Capitals +2000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +2050
  • Boston Bruins +2350

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are always a threat but have been slowed with injuries. The most devastating was to i No. 1 goalie Matt Murray who was lost for the first four months of the regular season.

I am fading on the defending Stanley Cup champions who are losers of seven straight. No. 1 goalie Braden Holtby needs to return to top form for the Capitals to make another Cup run.

2019 Stanley Cup Betting Longshots

  • Montreal Canadiens +3750
  • Minnesota Wild +4000
  • Dallas Stars +4750
  • Colorado Avalanche +5000
  • Buffalo Sabres +5000
  • Edmonton Oilers +7450
  • Carolina Hurricanes +8000
  • Anaheim Ducks +8000
  • Vancouver Canucks +9500

Need A Miracle To Win The 2019 Stanley Cup

  • St. Louis Blues +15000
  • Arizona Coyotes +15000
  • Florida Panthers +17500
  • New York Rangers +20000
  • Ottawa Senators +75000
  • Philadelphia Flyers +75000
  • New Jersey Devils +75000
  • Detroit Red Wings +75000
  • Los Angeles Kings +100000
  • Chicago Blackhawks +100000