2017 Stanley Cup Final: Penguins vs. Predators

The Penguins look to defend their Stanley Cup title while the Predators have reached the final for the very first time. 5Dimes opened the series odds at Pittsburgh -155/Nashville +135. During the year Pittsburgh reached +900 while Nashville reached +3000:

Team 5/26
(SIA)
5/11
(5Dimes)
5/3
(5Dimes)
4/24
(5Dimes)
4/17
(5Dimes)
4/10
(5Dimes)
Highest Odds
Pittsburgh -155 +168 +350 +430 +400 +850 +900 on March 2
Nashville +135 +340 +345 +750 +1100 +2500 +3000 on Feb 6
Montreal N/A N/A N/A N/A +1200 +1250 +1250
Ottawa N/A N/A +955 +1100 +3250 +3000 +7000 on Oct 11
San Jose N/A N/A N/A N/A +2500 +1325 +1325
Edmonton N/A N/A +385 +580 +1200 +1525 +1525
New York Rangers N/A N/A +1175 +830 +2550 +1500 +1500
St. Louis N/A N/A +3000 +750 +700 +3300 +3300
Anaheim N/A N/A +1000 +545 +875 +1275 +2000 on March 2
Calgary N/A N/A N/A N/A +7000 +2500 +2500
Toronto N/A N/A N/A N/A +2550 +3300 +3300
Boston N/A N/A N/A N/A +2800 +2800 +2800
Chicago N/A N/A N/A N/A +1065 +450 +450
Minnesota N/A N/A N/A N/A +4000 +875 +875
Columbus N/A N/A N/A N/A +5000 +1000 +1000
Washington N/A N/A +500 +380 +450 +430 +430

Exact Series Outcome Odds (via SIA):
PIT in 4: +1100
PIT in 5: +660
PIT in 6: +375
PIT in 7: +443
NSH in 4: +1000
NSH in 5: +493
NSH in 6: +472
NSH in 7: +386

Last round the Penguins were actually series underdogs after falling behind 2-1 to Ottawa, but went ahead 3-2 before ultimately winning Game 7 at home. The Predators haven’t been underdogs during a series since prior to Game 1 against Chicago in the opening round. At BetDSI, nearly 2/3 series tickets is on underdog Nashville but the current series price is Penguins -165/Predators +145, so there’s been some sharp series movement on Pittsburgh since opening.

Here are some other ways to bet the series via BetOnline:

Oddsmakers expect a close series as the odds of the Stanley Cup Final ending in 7 games is most likely.

What’s been happening in the 2017 NHL Playoffs so far? Here are some trends for this postseason heading into the Stanley Cup Final:
Underdgs 40-41, +11.1 units
Visitors 39-42, +6.64 u
<50% bets: 41-40, +11.48 u
Unders 36-29, +2.35 u

Bettors can also check out the latest Conn Smythe Trophy Odds where Pekka Rinne is the favorite to win despite the Predators being series underdogs.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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