2018 Stanley Cup odds: Surprising Golden Knights chase Lightning at midseason -

2018 Stanley Cup odds: Surprising Golden Knights chase Lightning at midseason

2018 Stanley Cup odds: Surprising Golden Knights chase Lightning at midseason




What a distinction half a season makes.

Of the highest 5 groups in Westgate’s preseason odds to win the Stanley Cup, just one — the Tampa Bay Lightning — stays throughout the High 5 on the midway level of the NHL season.

The Lightning opened at 12/1, tied for the third-best odds to win all of it behind the defending Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers, who had been 6/1 and 9/1 respectively again in September. At midseason, the Lightning have one of the best odds to win the Stanley Cup at 5/1 — no shock for the reason that Bolts sit atop the league with 31 wins and 65 factors.

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After all, the most important shock within the NHL this season is the success of the enlargement Vegas Golden Knights, who’re in first place within the Western Convention with a surprising 60 factors. Earlier than the season, Westgate listed the Golden Knights as one among 5 groups with 200/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup, worst within the league. Now, Vegas is correct behind Tampa Bay with 7/1 odds.

Within the midst of a dreadful season, the Oilers fell from the No. 2 slot all the way in which to 20th presently at 40/1. Of the seven Canadian-based groups, the Winnipeg Jets have one of the best present odds to rasie the Cup at 18/1, a giant soar from their authentic 50/1 odds.

The final general Arizona Coyotes have the worst odds to win the Stanley Cup at 2,000/1.

Right here is the whole record of all 31 NHL groups and their odds to win the Stanley Cup, in response to Las Vegas-based oddsmaker Westgate:

TEAM PRESEASON ODDS MIDSEASON ODDS

Tampa Bay Lightning 12/1 5/1

Vegas Golden Knights 200/1 7/1

Toronto Maple Leafs 14/1 10/1

Nashville Predators 14/1 12/1

St. Louis Blues 30/1 14/1

Dallas Stars 14/1 16/1

Los Angeles Kings 20/1 16/1

Pittsburgh Penguins 6/1 16/1

Columbus Blue Jackets 25/1 18/1

New York Rangers 16/1 18/1

Washington Capitals 12/1 18/1

Winnipeg Jets 50/1 18/1

Anaheim Geese 14/1 20/1

Boston Bruins 30/1 20/1

San Jose Sharks 20/1 20/1

Chicago Blackhawks 12/1 25/1

Minnesota Wild 12/1 25/1

Carolina Hurricanes 60/1 30/1

New Jersey Devils 200/1 30/1

New York Islanders 50/1 30/1

Calgary Flames 30/1 40/1

Edmonton Oilers 9/1 40/1

Montreal Canadiens 16/1 50/1

Philadelphia Flyers 50/1 50/1

Florida Panthers 40/1 100/1

Ottawa Senators 30/1 100/1

Colorado Avalanche 100/1 200/1

Vancouver Canucks 200/1 300/1

Detroit Purple Wings 200/1 500/1

Buffalo Sabres 60/1 1,000/1

Arizona Coyotes 200/1 2,000/1