Sportsbook was the first book to release early 2016-17 NHL Stanley Cup odds and neither the Sharks or Penguins were favored to win it. In fact, neither were even favored to reach the Stanley Cup Final next season. However, 5Dimes then opened odds that made a little more sense and below shows a table of Stanley Cup odds for the 2016-17 NHL season as well as Eastern Conference and Western Conference odds:
Stanley Cup Odds:
|Team||February 21 (Westgate)||December 5
|San Jose Sharks||+700||+1200||+1200||+1200||+1700||+1500||+1800|
|New York Rangers||+1200||+1000||+2500||+2500||+2500||+2500||+1500|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+1200||+4000||+10000||+10000||+6600||+5000||+10000|
|St Louis Blues||+2000||+1200||+1000||+800||+1200||+1400||+1500|
|Los Angeles Kings||+2500||+1800||+2000||+2200||+1600||+1500||+500|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+3000||+1400||+800||+750||+1000||+1300||+1500|
|New York Islanders||+4000||+10000||+5000||+3000||+2500||+3000||+2000|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+4000||+10000||+10000||+8000||+8000||+9000||+10000|
|New Jersey Devils||+30000||+8000||+6000||+5000||+5000||+9000||+7500|
|Detroit Red Wings||+30000||+6000||+5000||+3500||+3000||+4000||+2200|
The LA Kings opened as favorites to win the Stanley Cup next season at +500 odds at Sportsbook, followed by the Blackhawks and Stars at +750 odds. 5Dimes opened Penguins as favorites followed by Capitals and Blackhawks.
Eastern Conference Odds:
|New York Rangers||+650|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+650|
|New York Islanders||+800|
|Detroit Red Wings||+1000|
|New Jersey Devils||+3500|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+5000|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+5000|
Despite not getting past the Penguins in this year’s playoffs, the Capitals are +250 favorites at sportsbook to make it to the 2016-17 Stanley Cup Final.
Western Conference Odds:
|Los Angeles Kings||+250|
|St Louis Blues||+700|
|San Jose Sharks||+800|
The Stanley Cup favorites are obviously favorites to win the West as well, despite getting bounced in the first round of this year’s playoffs.
While it’s still very early, are there any teams you’re keeping an eye on over the summer?
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