On April 12th, the NHL playoffs will officially kick off. In this article we take a look at the current 2017 Stanley Cup betting odds set by Intertops.
The regular 2016/17 NHL season will conclude in a little over a week, and some fantastic Stanley Cup betting options are now available. In this article we’ll take a look at two teams who are favored to win the biggest championship in the NHL.
Bet on the Washington Capitals: 5.75
The general consensus amongst NHL betting experts is that the Washington Capitals are the best team in the league right now. With a current record of 52-18, they are now the Stanley Cup betting favorites, and seem poised to earn their very first championship in 2017.
2017 Stanley Cup betting odds
- Washington Capitals: 5.75
- Chicago Blackhawks: 6.00
- Pittsburgh Penguins: 7.50
- Columbus Blue Jackets: 8.00
Last week, the Capitals became part of US gambling news after losing 3-6 in a game against one of the lowest ranked teams in the league, the Arizona Coyotes. Head coach Barry Trotz summed up his feelings on the game, stating “we were junk.”
Just two days later, Washington proved they are still a top team with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. That win solidified their standing in the 2017 Stanley Cup betting odds. As of now, Intertops lists the Capitals’ odds to win the Stanley Cup at 5.75.
Bet on the Chicago Blackhawks: 6.00
In the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks have been dominant, winning 50 of their 79 total games. The Blackhawks have struggled somewhat as of late in losses to the Bruins and Lightning, but still remain at the top of the list of 2017 Stanley Cup betting favorites by nearly all online sportsbooks in the US.
Chicago has long been one of the premier NHL teams with 6 Stanley Cup champions to their credit, most recently during the 2014-15 season. Joel Quenneville has been tremendous in his role as head coach, and top players Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews have continued to impress.
Unsurprisingly, the Blackhawks are a serious betting favorite here with odds of 6.00. It remains to be seen how they will fare in the playoffs, but you can expect this team to do big things in the postseason.
What do you think of the 2017 Stanley Cup betting odds? Will one of the teams we listed win this year? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out Intertops for a full list of great 2017 NHL betting options.