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Lightning open as 2020 Stanley Cup betting favorites

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With the St. Louis Blues' Game 7 win over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, the 2020 futures market is officially - and yes, already - open for business.

The Tampa Bay Lightning open as the favorite to hoist the Cup next summer, according to Las Vegas' SuperBook.

Full Odds

Team Odds
Lightning 6-1
Golden Knights 7-1
Bruins 10-1
Maple Leafs 10-1
Avalanche 10-1
Blues 14-1
Sharks 16-1
Jets 16-1
Capitals 20-1
Flames 20-1
Penguins 20-1
Predators 25-1
Flyers 25-1
Panthers 25-1
Stars 30-1
Islanders 30-1
Hurricanes 30-1
Blue Jackets 30-1
Coyotes 30-1
Wild 40-1
Blackhawks 40-1
Canucks 40-1
Canadiens 50-1
Oilers 50-1
Sabres 60-1
Rangers 80-1
Devils 80-1
Red Wings 80-1
Ducks 80-1
Kings 80-1
Senators 300-1

Tampa mowed through the competition this past regular season en route to 62 wins and 128 points, only to be swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Columbus Blue Jackets. After opening as the favorite following the regular season, the Lightning will once again be the hunted when the 2019-20 campaign kicks off.

In January, the Blues owned the worst record in the NHL and sat 250-1 in the futures market.

That's how you buy low.

Alex Kolodziej is theScore's betting writer. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 11 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AlexKoIodziej.

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