Stanley Cup Odds: League-Leading Capitals Still Chalk

The Washington Capitals continue to dominate the NHL standings with a league-high 82 points, so it should come as no surprise that the oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bodog still have them as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup this season.

On the latest Bodog Stanley Cup futures odds the Capitals are on top at +400, followed closely by Chicago at +500. The Blackhawks lead the Western Conference with 76 points, but could have a hard time catching Washington as they have already played five more games than the Caps.

Movers on the Cup futures this week include Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Montreal. Three of them are moving up while the other is sliding down fast.

The Ducks are flying up the odds list right now hitting +1200 this week. Last week they were +1600 and it wasn’t long ago that they were +2000 and higher. Anaheim is 8-2 in its last 10 games and has climbed into a playoff spot in the Pacific Division.

Pittsburgh has been riding the hot hand of Sidney Crosby to a 7-2-1 mark in their last 10 games. That has given them a bump up to +1400 in the odds at Bodog and into a Wild Card spot in the East. Crosby has an 11-game point streak going during which he has 12 goals and 22 points.

The Wild are tanking right now and the oddsmakers have responded by dropping them to +3300 on the futures. Minnesota has lost six straight games and 11 of their last 12. In those 12 games Minnesota has been limited to two goals or less eight times.

Montreal finally started to show some life this week with three wins in a row and it moved them up to +2000 on the odds. That makes them the top Canadian team by far, as the next in line are Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa all at +6600. Calgary has dropped down to +10,000 and Winnipeg sits at +15,000. Toronto remains near the bottom of the pile at +30,000

Odds to win Stanley Cup at Bodog:

Washington Capitals +400
Chicago Blackhawks +500
Los Angeles Kings +800
Dallas Stars +1200
Anaheim Ducks +1200
Florida Panthers +1400
Pittsburgh Penguins +1400
Tampa Bay Lightning +1600
St. Louis Blues +2000
New York Rangers +2000
Montreal Canadiens +2000
Detroit Red Wings +2000
New Islanders +2500
San Jose +2500
Boston Bruins +2800
Minnesota Wild +3300
Nashville Predators +4000
Colorado Avalanche +6600
Edmonton Oilers +6600
Philadelphia Flyers +6600
Vancouver Canucks +6600
Ottawa Senators +6600
New Jersey Devils +7500
Arizona Coyotes +7500
Calgary Flames +10,000
Carolina Hurricanes +10,000
Winnipeg Jets +15,000
Toronto Maple Leafs +30,000
Columbus Blue Jackets +50,000
Buffalo Sabres +50,000