Stanley Cup Betting Lines: Canadiens Continue to Fall

After struggling mightily throughout the month of December the Montreal Canadiens have hit a new low on the Stanley Cup odds at online sportsbook Bodog heading into the start of 2016.

Montreal started the season with nine straight wins and was the early favorite on the odds to win the Stanley Cup. That must seem like a long time ago for the Habs, who have dropped six games in a row and have only one win in their last 10 games. That prolonged slump has continued the Canadiens’ descent down the Bodog Stanley Cup futures to +2000.

Even with the drop Montreal is still the top Canadian team on the odds. That may change if their fall continues and the Ottawa Senators continue to rise. The Sens may be barely holding onto a playoff spot in the East, but the oddsmakers must have confidence in them after bumping them up to +2800, compared to +4000 a week ago.

After Montreal and Ottawa there’s a logjam of Canadian clubs with similar odds. That includes Vancouver and Calgary both at +4000, Edmonton at +5000 and Winnipeg at +6600. Toronto is still near the bottom of the list at +10000.

On top of the odds list for another week are the red-hot Washington Capitals. Washington is up to +500 at Bodog after winning seven in a row, giving them an Eastern-best 54 points.

Nipping at their heels again are the Dallas Stars at +600. Dallas is 7-2-1 in their last 10 and leads the league with 57 points on the season. However, they’ve also played three more games than Washington.

Filling out the rest of the Top 5 at Bodog are Los Angeles at +900, Chicago at +1000 and the Rangers at +1200.

The team bettors should be keeping an eye on though are the Florida Panthers. Florida is quickly moving up the odds after winning six straight to take over first place in the Atlantic Division. Florida sits at +2000 on the odds, up from +4000 a week ago.

Odds to win Stanley Cup at Bodog:

Washington Capitals +500
Dallas Stars +600
Los Angeles Kings +900
Chicago Blackhawks +1000
New York Rangers +1200
St. Louis Blues +1400
Montreal Canadiens +2000
Boston Bruins +2000
Minnesota Wild +2000
Florida Panthers +2000
Detroit Red Wings +2500
Tampa Bay Lightning +2500
New York Islanders +2500
Pittsburgh Penguins +2500
Nashville Predators +2800
Anaheim Ducks +2800
San Jose Sharks +2800
Ottawa Senators +2800
Vancouver Canucks +4000
Calgary Flames +4000
Arizona Coyotes +4000
Edmonton Oilers +5000
Winnipeg Jets +6600
Colorado Avalanche +6600
Philadelphia Flyers +6600
New Jersey Devils +6600
Toronto Maple Leafs +10000
Buffalo Sabres +10000
Columbus Blue Jackets +15000
Carolina Hurricanes +20000