Stanley Cup Betting Lines: Capitals Back Atop the List

It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals to re-establish themselves as the Stanley Cup favorites at online sportsbook Bodog. Just one week in fact. The Capitals shared the top spot on the Cup futures last week with Dallas but a five-game winning streak changed that and boosted them to +550.

The Caps take their five-game winning streak into Carolina on Tuesday night. Washington’s fifth win in a row might have been the most impressive as it came against one of their arch rivals, the New York Rangers. That big 7-3 win snapped a four-game losing streak against New York.

With the Caps moving into the top spot that dropped former co-favorite Dallas to second on the odds at +700 at Bodog, followed by Los Angeles at +800 and Chicago at +900. The aforementioned Rangers, Montreal and St. Louis round out the Top 5, all at +1400.

That of course means Montreal continues to be the top Canadian team on the Cup odds. Montreal is holding on to first place in the Atlantic Division but their grip has loosened considerably with Boston only one point back and Detroit only two points out.

December has actually been quite a rough month for Montreal so far with only two wins in nine games.

After Montreal most of the Canadian teams are tightly bunched in the odds. Ottawa is next at +4000 at Bodog, while Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg are all listed at +5000. Toronto remains the lone outlier as a huge Stanley Cup longshot at +15000.

Odds to Win Stanley Cup at Bodog

Washington Capitals +550
Dallas Stars +700
Los Angeles Kings +800
Chicago Blackhawks +900
New York Rangers +1400
Montreal Canadiens +1400
St. Louis Blues +1400
Anaheim Ducks +1600
Minnesota Wild +1600
Boston Bruins +1600
Detroit Red Wings +1800
Tampa Bay Lightning +2000
Pittsburgh Penguins +2500
New York Islanders +2500
Nashville Predators +2800
San Jose Sharks +3300
Ottawa Senators +4000
Florida Panthers +4000
Vancouver Canucks +5000
Calgary Flames +5000
Edmonton Oilers +5000
Winnipeg Jets +5000
Arizona Coyotes +5000
Colorado Avalanche +5000
Philadelphia Flyers +7500
New Jersey Devils +7500
Columbus Blue Jackets +10000
Buffalo Sabres +15000
Toronto Maple Leafs +15000
Carolina Hurricanes +25000