The NHL playoffs are in full swing and there’s been plenty of movement for each team’s Stanley Cup odds to win the title. Below we compare the preseason odds, post trade deadline odds, pre playoff odds, and current odds via Bovada.
Updated: 6/5/14 at 1:00 pm ET
Post Trade Deadline
End Reg. Season
End Round 1
The Blackhawks have been getting the most attention in terms of Stanley Cup futures with the Kings right behind them. The Bruins and Blues were also both getting plenty of public love until they were defeated by the Canadiens and Blackhawks respectively. Boston had been the most consistent team all year and earned the respect from oddsmakers by being deemed the clear-cut +350 favorite heading into the playoffs.
The most interesting future odds move has been the Kings. Down 3-0 to the Sharks, LA was +10,000 to win the Stanley Cup. Now with a 3-2 series lead over Chicago in the Western Conference Finals, LA is now the -265 favorite at Bovada to win it all:
Futures odds and graphs from multiple offshore books are available with our Sportsbook Insider memberships. In order to get ready for playoff betting, we posted our Betting Against the Public article which shows the optimal levels for fading the masses. Bet Labs members can also create and share their own systems in our new Bet Labs Think Tank, which you can view even with a 6-day trial.