Oddsmakers: Oilers, Penguins enter regular season as Cup co-favorites

by
Anne-Marie Sorvin / USA Today Sports

Bank on the Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins facing off in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.

This according to oddsmakers, who've tabbed teams respectively captained by Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby as Cup co-favorites as of opening day.

Team Current Odds (10/4/17)
Edmonton Oilers 8/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 11/1     
Chicago Blackhawks 12/1
Anaheim Ducks 14/1
Dallas Stars 14/1
Nashville Predators 14/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 14/1
Washington Capitals 14/1
Minnesota Wild 16/1
New York Rangers 16/1
Los Angeles Kings 22/1
San Jose Sharks 22/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1                 
Montreal Canadiens 25/1
Boston Bruins 28/1
Calgary Flames 28/1
Ottawa Senators 33/1
St. Louis Blues 33/1
Buffalo Sabres 50/1
Carolina Hurricanes 50/1
Florida Panthers 50/1
New York Islanders 50/1
Philadelphia Flyers 50/1
Winnipeg Jets 50/1
Las Vegas Golden Knights 66/1
Detroit Red Wings 75/1
Colorado Avalanche 100/1
Arizona Coyotes 150/1
New Jersey Devils 150/1
Vancouver Canucks 150/1

Also of note, the Dallas Stars have gone from a non-playoff team to having the fourth-best odds, while the Los Angeles Kings also experienced a bump after last season's failure. On the flip side, oddsmakers are not high on the Ottawa Senators, who were a goal away from the Cup Final last spring.

Oh, and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights have higher odds than five other teams, for those feeling especially lucky.

(Odds courtesy: Bodog)