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The Best (And Worst) Bets To Win the Stanley Cup

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner. Team’s odds will only shorten as the playoffs near, read on for an analysis of some of the best (and some of the worst) bets to win the Stanley Cup.

The Stanley Cup playoffs are just around the corner. With teams falling into their respective playoff seeding, it’s time to look at NHL Future odds.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are +1400 to win the Stanley Cup. According to Moneypuck.com, the Oilers have a 94% chance of making the playoffs and a 60.4% chance of advancing past the first round. The Oilers have the highest likelihood of all Western Conference teams to advance past the first round and emerge from the conference at a 23.6% rate.

The Oilers have a 13.1% chance to win the Stanley Cup, putting them in second only behind the Carolina Hurricanes (+650), who own a 16.9% chance to win the Cup. With such strong analytics that supports a deep Oilers playoff run, it would be foolish not to consider the +1400 price at this point in the season.

The Oilers, at +1400, have the ninth-highest odds of winning the cup. There is positive value in this pick, especially if the goaltending can remain even average for McDavid and Draisaitl.

New York Rangers

The New York Rangers are +1200 to win the Stanley Cup. Out of the teams who currently qualify for the playoffs, the Rangers have the lowest chance to survive the first round at a 37.1% rate.

Moneypuck.com further estimates that the Rangers have a measly 4.2% chance to make the cup final and a 1.7% chance to win. For comparison, the Seattle Kraken, who are +2800 to win the cup, have a 4.7% chance to hoist the cup, a higher rate than the Rangers would be expected to make the final.

At +1200, even before a potential Patrick Kane trade, the Rangers are completely unbettable from a futures perspective, especially as Shesterkin has regressed from his Vezina form this year. Any and all Rangers futures are donations.

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets are +2800 to win the Stanley Cup. The Jets have experienced a huge bounce-back season under new coach Rick Bowness. Superstar goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is playing as well as he ever has, with a 4th overall .538 goals saved above average per game.

Hellebuyck has further shown the ability to rise up in big games recently and stonewall other cup contenders like the rangers, saving 50 of 51 shots in a Winnipeg Jets 4-1 road victory at the Garden. As the stakes rise for the playoffs, bettors can be sure Hellebuyck will be ready for the bright lights and high-pressure moments.

Winnipeg has a 13.6% chance to emerge from the Western Conference and a 6.5% chance to win the Cup. The Jets, tied for 13th overall in the NHL in odds to win the Stanley Cup at +2800, hold clear value for a future bet for a team that is virtually guaranteed a playoff spot.


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