Latest Vegas odds peg Lightning, Penguins as Cup favorites

by 4d ago
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When you start the season 14-2-2, you've earned the right to be called Stanley Cup favorites. Such is the case with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have earned 30 of a possible 36 points to begin the campaign.

That part makes sense.

What is more curious, however, is that Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the Pittsburgh Penguins as the second favorite along with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Penguins are 9-7-3 and play awful away from home, so to be sitting as the second favorites almost a quarter into the year doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But, then again, the club still does employ the services of a couple of guys named Sid and Geno, so we really shouldn't be all that shocked that Pittsburgh is among those currently favored to take home Lord Stanley's mug.

Here is the complete list of updated odds for 2018 Stanley Cup winner. Hedge your bets accordingly:

Team Opening Odds Current Odds
Tampa Bay Lightning 10/1 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1 10/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 14/1 10/1
Dallas Stars 14/1 12/1
Los Angeles Kings 20/1 12/1
St. Louis Blues 30/1 12/1
Edmonton Oilers 10/1 14/1
Nashville Predators 14/1 14/1
Anaheim Ducks 14/1 16/1
Washington Capitals 10/1 20/1
Chicago Blackhawks 12/1 20/1
Minnesota Wild 14/1 20/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 20/1 20/1
San Jose Sharks 20/1 20/1
Ottawa Senators 30/1 20/1
New York Rangers 14/1 25/1
Winnipeg Jets 40/1 25/1
Montreal Canadiens 14/1 30/1
Calgary Flames 30/1 30/1
New York Islanders 40/1 40/1
New Jersey Devils 100/1 40/1
Boston Bruins 30/1 50/1
Philadelphia Flyers 40/1 50/1
Carolina Hurricanes 60/1 50/1
Vegas Golden Knights 200/1 60/1
Vancouver Canucks 100/1 80/1
Florida Panthers 40/1 100/1
Buffalo Sabres 60/1 100/1
Detroit Red Wings 100/1 100/1
Colorado Avalanche 100/1 1000/1
Arizona Coyotes 100/1 1000/1

(Odds courtesy: Westgate Superbook)