Stanley Cup Futures: 28% Of Bets Placed On Toronto Maple Leafs
28% Of Stanley Cup Bets Placed On Toronto Maple Leafs
Over the last 30 days, 28% of bettors believe that the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup. The President’s Trophy leaders are currently the hottest team in the NHL. Their 38 points lead the NHL, they’ve scored more goals than anyone with 88, and their +29 goal differential is second.
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Still, American bettors are usually warier of the Canadian hockey teams. No Canada-based team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. The Leafs haven’t won since 1967. Those long droughts are usually warning signs to bettors.
Not in 2021. Bettors are blowing past these concerns to place their bets on the team that has been far and away the best in the NHL to this point.
The Maple Leafs have a lot of curses working against them. They haven’t won a Stanley Cup in 54 years, a Canadian team hasn’t won in 28 years, and a President’s Trophy winner has only won two of the last 17 Stanley Cups. History certainly isn’t on the Maple Leafs’ side. That’s why the Maple Leafs are fourth in Stanley Cup odds at +1100, they sit behind the Las Vegas Golden Knights, +900 and 12.7% of bets, the Colorado Avalanche, +800 and 4% of total bets, and the Tampa Bay Lightning, +750 and 5.1% of total bets.
Stanley Cup Winner Odds
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+750|
|Las Vegas Golden Knights||+900|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+1100|
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