Stanley Cup Odds: Bettors, Oddsmakers Expecting Tampa to Win it All
Hockey fans, rejoice! Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is finally here as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Dallas Stars.
Those odds imply a 64.5% chance the Lightning win the Cup, and a 37% shot that Dallas takes it home.
Oddsmakers are giving the slight edge to the Lightning, and so is the betting public. 54.5% of all Stanley Cup winner bets since the end of the Eastern Conference Finals have been on the Lightning to win the series, while 45.5% of the bets have been on Dallas.
Dallas’ odds in tonight’s Game 1 are a little better than they are in the series, but they’re still the underdog.
The Stars are +140 on the moneyline on Saturday, while the Lightning are -155. The Lightning are also looking for their second Stanley Cup. Their first came in the 2003-2004 season when they defeated the Calgary Flames in seven games.
Stanley Cup Champion Odds
|Team||Odds to Win Stanley Cup||Winnings on a $10 Wager|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||-182||$5.49|
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