Lightning open as 2020 Stanley Cup betting favorites
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.
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.