National Hockey League Stanley Cup Futures Betting Odds
Following a 113 day National Hockey League imposed lockout, puck action will return on Saturday, January 13, 2013, with a 13 game opening day schedule. With this post we take a look at the futures betting odds to win the Stanley Cup. The Penguins are the top favorite followed by the Rangers, Canucks, Blackhawks, and the defending Cup Champion LA Kings.
Penguins Top Chalk in NHL Eastern Conference
With puck action finally returning to frozen ponds across North America, online sports wagering websites have posted National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship futures betting odds. The Sidney Crosby lead Pittsburgh Penguins are posted as +600 overall favorites to capture Lord Stanley’s mug. The New York Rangers are second chalk in the East and overall at +750, while the Philadelphia Flyers are third in the East with a +1100 line at bet365.com.
Kings and Canucks Open as Top Favorites in the NHL Western Conference
In the Western Conference, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings are co-favorites with the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks with +1000 odds at the bet365.com sportsbook. We were surprised to see perennial favorites, the Detroit Red Wings, posted with +1800 odds. The young and talented Edmonton Oilers are a longshot with a chance at +2000 to win the Stanley Cup. We’ll ride the Kings for back-to-back wins at Bet365!