The National Hockey League resumed their playoffs on August 1, and there are now just four teams left standing. Both conferences have clear favorites to advances to the Stanley Cup finals, but anything can happen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Vegas Golden Knights and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the clear favorites to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, but this entire postseason has been hard to predict. Vegas is the clear betting favorite, but the Tampa Bay Lightning are not far behind.
The Boston Bruins entered the restart as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, but they were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Vegas Golden Knights have always been a favorite to win the Stanley Cup and they have been terrific in these playoffs.
Vegas Huge Western Favorites
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Vegas Golden Knights as huge favorites to win the Western Conference Finals, even though Vegas just had to survive a tough seven-game series. Vegas has been one of the best teams in the league this entire season, and that has not changed in these playoffs.
The Vegas Golden Knights are +140 to win the Stanley Cup, which makes them even bigger favorites to win the Western Conference. Vegas was not the favorite entering the restart, but they have ascended to the top of the conference heading into the conference finals.
Western Conference Reigns Supreme
Earlier in the season the Eastern Conference was the clear favorite to win the Stanley Cup, but those odds have changed. The Boston Bruins spent a ton of time as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, but they have since been eliminated.
The Vegas Golden Knights are now listed at +140 to win the Stanley Cup, and the Dallas Stars are listed at +650. Those two odds are two of the top betting odds for the entire league, and gives the Western Conference a great chance to win the title.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently listed at +170 to win the Stanley Cup, which gives them the best chance in the Eastern Conference. The East was once considered the best conference in the league, but things changed in a hurry.
Plenty of Betting Options
Even though most sportsbooks have the Vegas Golden Knights as huge betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup, there are plenty of betting odds available. Betting on the eventual Stanley Cup champion is a popular betting option, but betting on each conference finals matchup will produce great odds as well.
We’ve already established that Vegas and Tampa Bay are the two favorites to reach the Stanley Cup Finals, but odds are still available for each series. Predicting the correct amount of games that each series lasts can produce a huge payday.
Betting on the series outcome can produce a huge win for some sports bettors, but this is not an easy bet. Vegas and Tampa Bay are big betting favorites, but it’s much harder to predict the correct number of games in the conference finals.