Pittsburgh has superstar Sidney Crosby back in its lineup and they look poised to continue their assault on the rest of the league as they challenge for top spot all year. On the latest Stanley Cup futures list at the Bodog Sportsbook the Penguins are alone as a 6/1 favorite to take a second Cup in the past four years.Continue reading »
Blackhawks jump in Stanley Cup futures
The Chicago Blackhawks have made gains in both the standings and the Stanley Cup futures over the past two weeks, as they’re now behind just the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on that NHL wagering list.Continue reading »
Penguins, Capitals tied atop Stanley Cup futures
The Pittsburgh Penguins collected 14 points in their first 10 games of the season despite the absence of some star players; that’s impressed the sportsbooks enough to put them tied atop the Stanley Cup futures list with the Washington Capitals right now.Continue reading »
Canucks enter season as Stanley Cup odds favorite
The sportsbooks have spoken, and it’s the Vancouver Canucks that they have atop their Stanley Cup odds board heading into the start of the NHL’s regular-season schedule.
The Canucks open the 2011/12 NHL season as the 7/1 favorite at the Bodog Sportsbook to take that one last step and win the Stanley Cup this time around – they were knocked off in the finals by the Boston Bruins last season.Continue reading »
Canucks Lose But Favored in 2012 Odds
Boston is the Stanley Cup winner, but they are the loser on one set of Stanley Cup odds.
Oddsmakers set the Canucks as 5/1 early favorites to win next season’s NHL championship, just hours after they lost on home ice to the Bruins in Game 7.
"It underscores that Vancouver has a younger team and probably would have won if not for so many injuries on their blueline," said Jack Randall, hockey handicapper at OddsShark.com.Continue reading »
Game 7 Bruins vs Canucks Odds Updated
Roberto Luongo has been a wall in Vancouver and a sieve in Boston – the Canucks need him back to his wall ways as they battle injuries and a surging Bruins team in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.
Luongo was yanked again in Game 6, but he has only given up a single goal in three home games in this series. That keeps the total low at 5 (we like the UNDER) and has created a Luongo prop at Bodog (will he be yanked is a 5/1 longshot bet).Continue reading »
Game 6 Cup Matchup Preview
Last night, the Dallas Mavericks went to Miami up 3-2 in their NBA series and got the job done to clinch their first title.
Vancouver tries to mimic that success as they head to Boston for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.
But before you go slamming your money down on the Canucks, a few facts to consider: Vancouver has won in Boston just twice since 1997 and they were hammered 12-1 total in Game 3 & 4 in this series.Continue reading »
Green Men Focus of Game 5 Cup Props
The Green Men and chicks flashing boobs have drawn as much excitement and attention in Vancouver as the Canucks run to the Cup final.
And while there are no ‘boob props’ tonight for Game 5 on the Stanley Cup odds menu, there are lines on what those Green Men will be up to.
The suited fans are often taunting visiting players in the penalty box, but if you think one of them might climb in, it’s a +2000 payoff (20/1 odds).Continue reading »
Winnipeg Stanley Cup Odds Set at 80 to 1
The Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver in 1996 and won the Stanley Cup in their first year in Colorado.
Online sportsbooks don’t expect that to happen again as the NHL relocates the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.
The odds of that happening, according to Bodog, is 80/1 (as they became the first shop to post odds on the subject).Continue reading »
Bruins Stanley Cup Odds Underdogs in 2011
The Stanley Cup has long been viewed as Canada’s trophy, despite the fact that American-based teams have won it every year since 1994.
But that could change in 2011 as Vancouver is favored to beat Boston in Stanley Cup odds posted at online sportsbooks such as Bodog this week.Continue reading »