Capitals are Stanley Cup Betting Favorites

The Washington Capitals continue to be the favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup at season’s end at online sportsbook Bodog.

The latest Stanley Cup odds at Bodog have the Capitals on top as a +400 favorite. Washington has an NHL-best 73 points and one of the most balanced attacks in the league led by Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstom and the team’s leading scorer Evgeni Kuznetsov. Of course they also have Braden Holtby playing like the front-runner for the Vezina Trophy in nets as well.

The only team that appears to have a shot at unseating Washington atop the Cup futures right now are the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks are red hot having won 12 straight and easily lead the Western Conference with 68 points. Also with a sizable lead is scoring leader Patrick Kane. With 71 points on the season Kane is 15 points ahead of second-place Jamie Benn.

Rounding out the Top 3 are the Los Angeles Kings at +650. The Kings also have a giant lead of 12 points in the Pacific Division with 61 points on the season. Together with the prevention buy lasix and treatment of serious complications. After a slow start to the season Anze Kopitar has really turned it on with 12 points in eight games so far this month.

The biggest riser this week is the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning have charged into the Eastern Conference playoff picture after winning six straight. That win streak has also bumped them up to +1400 on the futures.

A number of teams have also seen their stock fall on the latest futures odds list. The Dallas Stars’ slide continues as they hit +1000 after losing four straight. Dallas had been at triple digits for most of the season.

The Florida Panthers’ hot run is over and it’s cost them in the futures. After losing four in a row Florida has dropped to +1600 after peaking at +1000 last week.

The Montreal Canadiens have bottomed out quickly and have fallen to +2500. Montreal was once the overall Stanley Cup betting favorite, but after a five-game losing streak they’re not even in the playoff picture right now.

Montreal remains the top Canadian team on the odds, as no Canadian club holds down a playoff spot right now. The odds for the rest of the Canadian teams includes Vancouver at +5000, Calgary and Ottawa at +6600, Winnipeg at +10000, Edmonton at +15000 and Toronto at +30000.